Toss West Indies chose to bowl vs India
West Indies opted to bowl in the first T20I of the five-match series against India, at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba.
India, on the other hand, played three slow bowlers. Ravindra Jadeja, who was out of the ODIs due to a knee niggle, returned, with Ravi Bishnoi and R Ashwin – who last played a T20I in November 2021 – completing the tourists’ spin trio. Rohit Sharma was back to lead, after being rested for the ODIs, while Shreyas Iyer got the nod ahead of allrounder Deepak Hooda.
It was the first international match at this stadium, which has hosted Caribbean Premier League games before.
West Indies: Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (capt and wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh