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Indian take on the West Indies for the first of the three One Day International (ODI's) to be played between the two nations on Thursday. The game will be held at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi.

Where to Watch Live

Play starts at 8am GMT. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Follow live text updates of the game on ESPN Cricinfo.


India come into this game after registering a 2-0 Test series victory over the West Indies earlier this month. The series saw the world champions' batting legend Sachin Tendulkar play his penultimate and the final international game of his cricketing career.

M S Dhoni and his men were successful in winning both the test matches at Eden Gardens and Wankhede as both Test matches finished before the end of the third day's play. India won two matches after playing only an innings.

The West Indies would be looking to bounce back during the ODI's against the Indians in front of their home crowd. A victory for the visitors in the first match of the three-match ODI series would be a psychological boost and will be their first win of their tour to the subcontinent.

India won the seven-match ODI series against Australia before entering into the 50 over format of the game. The hosts would be looking to repeat the same when they take on West Indies on Thursday.

Team News


Probable Lineup: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma

West Indies:

Probable Lineup: Johnson Charles (wk), Narsingh Deonarine, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo (c), Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder, Tino Best