India will take on West Indies in three-match ODI series starting from August 8. For both, this is their first 50-over format venture after the World Cup 2019. Whereas West Indies will try to bounce back with Gayle back on side, India’s aim will be to revamp the team spirit after the heartbreak in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. India and West Indies first met in a One Day International in 1979 which West Indies won by 9 wickets. Initially it used to be totally dominated by the Windies however in 1983 World Cup final, India beat West Indies which changed the path of Indian cricket forever. Till the millennium West Indies was the dominant team which changed significantly in recent times.
Win-Loss Ratio in ODI
India-West Indies ODI matches played over 40 years can be divided into two phases. The first 20 years were clearly dominated by the Caribbean team whereas India did well in the next 20 years. Overall they played 127 matches; West Indies won 62 and India won 60.
Highest five total scores in this fixture were registered by India in 2011, 2018, 2007, 2009, and 2007. The lowest total of 100 runs was also scored by India in 1993 whereas West Indies featured thrice in the list with 104 in 2018, 121 in 1997, and 123 in 1993.
India recorded the highest victory margin of 224 in 2018. Both teams have one 10-wicket victory to their name coming in 1997. The closest victory was clinched by West Indies in 2006 just by one run.
Top Run Scorers
Only Virat Kohli from the current squad is featured in the highest top five run scorers of this fixture. Kohli is topping the chart with Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid standing at second and fourth place. Third and fifth place are claimed by Desmond Haynes and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Interestingly, Rohit Sharma registered two top highest scores with Virender Sehwag leading this particular chart with 219 runs in 2011.
Top Bowling Performances
Among bowlers top four places are dominated by yesteryears’ players like Courtney Walsh, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, and Viv Richards. Ravindra Jadeja is placed in the fifth position and he certainly has the ability and opportunity to add more to his tally.
The best ever bowling analysis in a match came from Anil Kumble. His 6/12 came during the Hero Cup final in 1993. The other players to have six wickets in an innings in an ODI between India and West Indies are Patrick Patterson and Viv Richards.