India elected to field first against WI in 1st ODI

India’s stand-in captain Virender Sehwag won the toss and elected to field against the West Indies in the first One-Day International here on Tuesday.

Parthiv Patel will keep wickets in place of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been rested for the first three ODIs, while Rohit Sharma also makes his way in the playing eleven.

India have opted for a pace heavy bowling attack in the form of Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav and R Vinay Kumar, while R Ashwin remains the lone spinner in the team.

West Indies, meanwhile, have rested pacer Ravi Rampaul for the match.

Teams:

India: Virender Sehwag (captain), Parthiv Patel, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav.

West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Lendl Simmons, Adrian Barath, Danza Hyatt, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Dinesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Anthony Martin, Kemar Roach.(PTI)

 

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