After winning the ODI series 3-0 against the Caribbean side, India will face West Indies today in the first T20 match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata today. This T20 series is going to be a huge litmus test for the newly appointed India’s T20 captain Rohit Sharma as when it comes to the 20 overs format, West Indies is in a completely different league. It will also be very interesting to see how the likes of Deepak Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Romario Shepherd, and Odean Smith perform as these players have been bought for big bucks in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
IND vs WI 1st T20 match on 16 Feb 2022 Pitch Report:
This Eden Gardens, Kolkata pitch has a nice even covering of grass and with small boundaries it will be difficult for bowlers to defend the targets and teams mostly will prefer to chase here. Dew will also play a major role but surely there is going to be enough help for the spinners in the first half.
Where to watch live TV telecast of IND vs WI 1st T20 match on 16 Feb 2022 in India:
You will be able to watch the live coverage of 1st T20 match between India vs West Indies on 16 February 2022 on the following TV channels – Star Sports 1/1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Kannada which includes commentary panels in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
Live coverage of India vs West Indies 1st T20 match will start from 6:00 PM IST with the Pre match show and the match will begin on 7:00 PM IST.
Where to watch live Online Stream of IND vs WI 1st T20 match on 16 Feb 2022 in India:
For online live streaming of India vs West Indies 1st T20 match on 16 Feb 2022 – You need to log-on to the Disney+ Hotstar app.
IND vs WI 1st T20 match on 16 Feb 2022 Winner Prediction:
According to our prediction India will win todays first T20 match of West Indies tour of India 2022. Toss will play a huge role in India’s victory today as dew will play a huge part in the 2nd half and bowling will be quite difficult.
IND vs WI 1st T20 match on 16 Feb 2022 Toss Result:
India won the toss and Rohit Sharma elected to bowl first
IND vs WI 1st T20 match on 16 Feb 2022 Confirmed Playing Xi’s:
West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran(w), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard(c), Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell
India (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal
IND vs WI 1st T20 match on 16 Feb 2022 Live Scorecard:
West Indies – 157/7 – 20 Overs
India – 162/4 – 18.5 Overs
Result – India won the match by 6 wickets