3 Players Who Can Open The Bat For India In First ODI Vs West Indies

The Indian team will face the West Indies team for playing the ODI and T20I series. But, the major tour announcement will be discouraging for cricket fans. 7 Indian players have been confirmed to have tested positive ahead of the 1st ODI in Ahmedabad. It also includes drummers like Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer.

3 players who can open for India in first ODI against West Indies

Here are the 3 players who can be a suitable option for the opening slot with Rohit Sharma against West Indies in the 1st ODI.

1. Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal has been added to India’s squad for the ODI series and should be the most obvious choice to partner Rohit Sharma, due to his strong technique and current form.

Related: Mayank Agarwal added to India squad. Check details

2. Virat Kohli

Former Indian captain, Kohli scored 161 runs in 6 innings, when he opened for the ODI cricket team. With the local conditions, he will also be confident of providing a good start for the team.

3. Ichan Kishan

Ishan is already named to the T20I team and is currently in the bio bubble. He can be drafted into the lineup for the 1st ODI. With a great front-row batting experience for the state team and impressive performances in the T20 World Cup warm-up games, Kishan is also another great option for team management.

Key batsmen in middle order for Team India in IND vs WI 2022 ODI

With positive covid cases like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer, the team management will be left with fewer options for the middle order. The likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant are the experienced options that are likely to beat at the no. 4 and no. 5 posts.

Related: India squad announcement for West Indies ODI

The no. 6th place is likely to be taken by Deepak Hooda, who has returned to the team after a long stretch but has been impressive on the national circuit. While Washington Sundar can feature in the 1st ODI as the all-around hitter.

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