The India- West Indies one day cricket rivalry enjoys a monumental place in the history of cricket rivalries. Who can forget the 1983 World Cup, when India registered two back to back victories against the world champion West Indies?
The one victory against the West Indies in the World Cup 1983 final changed the future of Cricket in India. The tournament, which involved everyone in the game and sooner the sport, became the religion in India.
The bilateral competition between the two nations has witnessed the thick and thins, where the sea saw pendulum never remained in equilibrium. If the first half was dominated by the mighty West Indies, second belonged to India, India covered the lost ground post millennium.
The critics have declared the series as a one sided affair, but it is going to be an intense and hard fought series between the two nations.
Squad for One Day Internationals
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, K. L. Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav.
Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Evin LewisAshley, NurseKeemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas.
India vs. West Indies Head to Head in One Day Internationals
West Indies has won 61 ODI against India. India has won 57 matches against West Indies in One Day Internationals. Both the teams have clashed on 51 occasions on Indian soil. India has registered victory on 24 occasions, West Indies have won 26 matches.
In the last 10 matches, India has won 6 matches and lost the rest 4 matches. West Indies dominated the proceedings during the eighties and the mid-nineties, but the scenario changed the arrival of Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh during the first decade of the millennium.
West Indies is no more a formidable force to reckon, whereas India is the new global power of world cricket.
- 1983/84 – West Indies won the 5 match ODI series 5-0
- 1987/88 – West Indies won the 7 match ODI series 6-1
- 1994/95 – India won the 5 match ODI series 4-1
- 2002/03 – West Indies won the 7 match series 4-3
- 2011/12 – India won the 5 match ODI series 4-1
- 2013/14 – India won the 3 match ODI series 2-1
Leading Run Scorer
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run scorer, he has scored 1573 runs in 39 matches played against West Indies at an impressive average of 52.43. He achieved the feat with the help of 4 hundreds 10 fifties.
Highest Individual Performance
Virender Sehag holds the record for highest individual performance in India and West Indies bilateral series. He scored 219 runs against the West Indies during the 2011 series.
Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle (4 centuries) jointly hold the record for most hundreds in the India- West Indies bilateral series.
Highest Wicket Taker
Courtney Walsh is the leading wicket taker taking 44 wickets in 38 matches at an average of 24.15.
Best Bowling Figures
Anil Kumble has the best bowling figures of 6/12 against West Indies at Kolkata
CG Greenidge and Vivian Richards have the record for the highest partnership of 221 runs for 2nd wicket.
Vivian Richards holds the record for taking the most number of catches (26 catches) in 31 matches.
Most Matches as a Captain
Vivian Richards has stood as a captain in most number of matches in India- West Indies bilateral series. He captained West Indies in 20 matches and has won 18 of them.