The first ODI between India and West Indies will be held at Chepauk. The rain threat is gone and it is certain that the match will be on.With this series, India is seeking a 10th straight bilateral ODI series win against the West Indies. The hosts though have some injury concerns with seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of the squad after suffering a groin injury, with Shardul Thakur replacing him.
This is the second change made to the initial squad after Mayank Agarwal replaced Shikhar Dhawan, who is recovering from the injury he suffered during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament. It will be interesting to see whether Shreyas Iyer will be given a long rope at No 4. The focus will also be on Rishabh Pant as his performances have been under-par in recent times with both the bat and the gloves.