The toss at Guyana for the 1st ODI between West Indies and India was delayed due to rain. The match was supposed to start by 7 PM IST.

The good news from Providence is that the rain has stopped and the sun is out. The covers are still on and the ground staff is working on removing the water from the outskirts of the pitch.

Live updates:

Match reduced to 43-overs a side.

India have won the toss and have opted to field

India upper hand in Windies:

In the recently concluded series, India A won the one-day series 4-1 against West Indies A, but the Windies pair of Romario Shepherd and Sherfane Rutherford performed well and should be pushing for places in the ODI team.

The Indian T20 team won all the three matches of the T20 series, beating the West Indies team convincingly. In the absence of stalwart MS Dhoni, Rishab Pant is showing signs of maturity after he was included in the squad for the ICC World Cup 2019. His match-winning innings of 64 runs in the 3rd Twenty20 was proof that he is ready to fill the shoes of MS Dhoni.

TV telecast:

Viewers in India can watch the match live on Sony Six.

Willow TV will broadcast the series live in the US.

Read: Sony Six live cricket streaming India vs West Indies 1st T20 at Saturday

Team news:

Navdeep Saini is set to make his ODI debut in the series opener for India.

With Shikhar Dhawan return, team India will open the batting with Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.

The stats don't give many advantages to India over the hosts. They have won 60 and lost 62 of the 127 ODIs played between the two teams. India won the last ODI series 3-1 in 2017.