After two power-packed Test matches, West Indies will now host India for a three-match ODI series. The opening game of the ODI leg will take place at the iconic Kensington Oval in Barbados on Thursday (July 27). The match will begin at 7:00 pm IST/ 01:30 pm GMT / 09:30 am local.
Speaking of the Kensington Oval cricket ground, the stadium was established in 1871 and has hosted 45 ODI games so far. Notably, many prestigious ICC tournaments have also been held at this venue, including the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2007. The Kensington Oval is located in Barbados and has a capacity of 28,000.
ODI stats and records at the Kensington Oval Barbados:
- Matches played: 45
- Matches won by team batting first: 19 (44.22%)
- Matches won by team batting second: 25 (55.56%)
- Matches won by the team winning the toss: 24 (53.33%)
- Matches won by the team losing the toss: 20 (44.44%)
- Highest score: 364/4 (England)
- Lowest score: 91 (Ireland)
- Average score: 230
Kensington Oval Barbados Pitch Report:
The surface at Kensington Oval provides equal assistance to both batters and bowlers. The track provides good bounce and carry to batters, and the ball comes nicely onto the bat as the game progresses. However, spinners are also expected to receive some help from the pitch due to its slow nature. Meanwhile, seamers will completely rely on their ability to bowl in the right areas with no movement from the track. Considering the conditions and past records at the Kensington Oval, the team winning the toss will prefer to chase.
Kensington Oval Barbados Weather Forecast:
The weather at Kensington Oval in Barbados is expected to be delightful for the entire day, with abundant sunshine and no chance of rain during the match. Spectators and players can anticipate a perfect day for cricket. The temperature is expected to hover around 27 degrees Celsius with humidity levels to be around 79% and the wind blowing at a speed of 26 Km/hr.
WI vs IND 1st ODI, Probable XIs:
West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Keacy Carty, Shai Hope (wk/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph, Oshane Thomas, Jayden Seales
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat