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IND vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report



Last Updated on 10 months by Charbel Coorey

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After the end of an exciting ODI series, West Indies and India will now focus on the T20I format. The first of the five-match series will take place on 3rd August, two days after the conclusion of the 50-over series.

The West Indies will finally be returning to their most preferred format, even though they haven’t been as good in this format either. They missed out on the main part of the T20 World Cup last year and will be hoping to prepare well for the next one, which is set to be played at their home in 2024.

There are several match-winners in their team, especially in the batting unit, who can take the game away from the opponents single-handedly. However, the Men in Maroon have lacked collective team performances in the past and will hope to improve in that aspect.

Meanwhile, India have also started planning for the next year’s World Cup, as they have consistently given opportunities to fresh faces after their loss against England in the global event in Australia. The Men in Blue have started to look past the experienced players in an attempt to build a strong force in the shortest version. The new ones will be eager to showcase their supreme talent under a young captain Hardik Pandya.

IND vs WI 1st T20 Possible Playing XIs

Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder didn’t feature in the ODI series but are set to play the T20Is. Rovman Powell will lead the unit.

West Indies: 1. Brandon King, 2. Kyle Mayers, 3. Johnson Charles, 4. Nicholas Pooran (wk), 5. Shimron Hetmyer, 6. Rovman Powell (c), 7. Jason Holder, 8. Odean Smith, 9. Akeal Hosein, 10. Hayden Walsh, 11. Obed McCoy/Alzarri Joseph.

India will have several fresh names in the XI.

India: 1. Shubman Gill, 2. Ishan Kishan (wk), 3. Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4. Suryakumar Yadav, 5. Sanju Samson/Tilak Varma, 6. Hardik Pandya (c), 7. Axar Patel, 8. Kuldeep Yadav, 9. Arshdeep Singh, 10. Avesh Khan, 11. Mukesh Kumar

IND vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction – Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

West Indies:

  • Kyle Mayers failed to impress in the ODI series, but this is a different format. Mayers can exploit the powerplay overs and provide a brisk start to his team. Moreover, Mayers can also chip in with a few overs, making him a good package.
  • Johnson Charles has been in terrific touch in the T20s this year. He has 454 runs at an average of 50.44 and a strike rate of 166.91 so far. Charles has also amassed two centuries.
  • Nicholas Pooran was at his threatening best in the recently-concluded Major League Cricket tournament. He was the highest run-getter (388) at an average of 64.67 and a strike rate of 167.24, including a magnificent century in the final. He can again cause serious damage.
  • Shimron Hetmyer didn’t do much in the three ODIs. However, the southpaw has been a consistent performer in the T20 format and is among the reliable batters in the West Indies unit.
  • Akeal Hosein has been one of the most improved bowlers in the T20 format of late. Hosein can trouble the Indian batters with his variations, especially with his arm ball. He can also bat a bit.


  • Shubman Gill has barely put a foot wrong in the T20 format this year. He has 1092 runs at an average of 54.60 and a strike rate of 159.18 in 2023. Gill has also amassed four half-centuries and as many centuries.
  • Ishan Kishan was in sublime form in the ODI series, ending with the most runs (184). Expect him to continue his good form in the five-match T20I series as well.
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal is coming on the back of a tremendous IPL and debut Test series against the West Indies last month. With the kind of form he’s in, Yashasvi becomes a definite pick in the fantasy teams.
  • Suryakumar Yadav requires no validation in the T20s. He has been India’s best batter in this format for the past couple of years and will look to extend that run further in the series.
  • Hardik Pandya is a complete package. He played a fine knock of 70* in the final ODI. Another good outing can not be ruled out.
  • Arshdeep Singh has been one of India’s main bowlers in the T20Is in the last year or so. He can swing the new ball up front and nail yorkers at his will in the slog overs. Hence, Arshdeep becomes a value pick in this game.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in the T20Is: Matches 25, India 17, West Indies 7, NR 1.
  • Hardik Pandya vs Jason Holder: 29 runs, 24 balls, 120.83 SR & 3 dismissals. Holder has troubled Hardik in the past, making it an intriguing matchup.
  • Brandon King vs Avesh Khan: 13 runs, 10 balls, 130 SR & 2 dismissals.
  • Suryakumar Yadav vs Akeal Hosein: 23 runs, 24 balls, 95.83 SR & 1 dismissal. Suryakumar has struggled to get going against the left-arm orthodox spinners in the past.
  • Johnson Charles needs 29 more runs, and Rovman Powell needs 28 to complete 1000 T20I runs.
  • Kuldeep Yadav needs 4 more wickets to complete 50 T20I dismissals.

Brian Lara Stadium Tarouba Trinidad Pitch Report and Weather

The average first innings score in the last three years is 133. However, the track turned out to be really good for the batters in the final ODI. Expect some assistance for the pacers with the new ball before the surface aiding the batters.

The temperature is expected to hover around 30°C, with little chance of rain.

IND vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction Today Match 3 August 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

IND vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report | IND vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction Today | Trinidad Pitch Report
IND vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

IND vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report | IND vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction Today | Trinidad Pitch Report
IND vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction

IND vs WI 1st T20 Match Prediction – Who will win?

The West Indies are a dangerous unit in T20Is, with several big hitters in their squad. However, India have a better team overall and look good enough to start on a winning note.

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