While the Indian cricket team will be eager to make amends after losing the ICC Champions Trophy final to Pakistan, West Indies will try and make an impact after failing to qualify for the elite eight-nation tournament in the first ODI of the five-match series in Port of Spain. Get live cricket score of India vs West Indies 2017, 1st ODI here
West Indies, who are standing at the ninth spot in the ICC ODI rankings, failed to gain any point from the series against Afghanistan.
As a result, the upcoming series against the Men in Blue would be theirlast realistic chanceto try to get those ranking points up in a bid to qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup where only the top eight ranked teams are guaranteed qualification.
Meanwhile, India will be without Anil Kumble who stepped down from the position of head coach which he took up last year following Champions Trophy.
The Virat Kohli-led side will be with manager Dr M.V. Sridhar to supervise the team management for the West Indies tour.
Meanwhile, Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar will continue to remain the batting coach and the fielding coach respectively.