On the heels of head coach Anil Kumble's ouster over differences with captain Virat Kohli, Team India will play the first ODI of the five-match one-day series against West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain on Friday.

When the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced the 15-man squad for the Caribbean tour, Kumble was declared as the head coach.

However, Kumble resigned as the head coach soon after India's ICC Champions Trophy final defeat to Pakistan. The 46-year-old mentor openly said in his resignation that his “partnership with Kohli was untenable”.

"Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between the captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on," Kumble said.

The whole episode attracted worldwide interest and many from cricket fraternity came up with their strong comments on Kohli's domination and Kumble's ouster.

Keeping all this in view, Kohli may be feeling the heat to deliver in the West Indies series.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and spinner Kuldeep Yadav have made it to the squad, replacing Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, respectively.

Going by their past statistics on Caribbean pitches, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni and captain Kohli remain to be India's fair scorers.

Yuvraj has slammed 498 runs in 14 ODI matches there, with his highest knock of 131. He has a century and three half-tons to his credit in West Indies.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni has scored 378 runs in 14 ODIs with a highest 95-run knock, while Kohli has 347 runs in his kitty from 10 matches. His highest knock is of 102 runs.

Among bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been daunting on pace-friendly Caribbean pitches. So far so good, the 27-year-old speedster has claimed 10 wickets in four ODI matches, with his best spell of 4/8.

Bhuvneshwar was India's most consistent wicket-taker in the Champions Trophy 2017.

From batting side, opener Shikhar Dhawan was named the 'Batsman of the series' in the tournament.

West Indies, led by Jason Holder, are underdogs though an unpredictable side. Although they couldn't qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy, they hosted Afghanistan for a three-ODI series. The series concluded in a 1-1 draw after the decisive ODI was washed off.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav

West Indies: Jason Holder (C), Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Mohammed, Kieran Powell, Kesrick Williams, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Shai Hope (WK), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell

d coach Anil Kumble's ouster, Team India will play the first ODI of the five-match one-day series against West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain on Friday.

When the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced the 15-man squad for the Caribbean tour, Kumble was declared as the head coach.

However, Kumble resigned as the head coach soon after India's ICC Champions Trophy final defeat to Pakistan. The 46-year-old mentor openly said in his resignation that his “partnership with Kohli was untenable”.

"Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between the captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on," Kumble said.

The whole episode attracted worldwide interest and many from cricket fraternity came up with their strong comments on Kohli's domination and Kumble's ouster.

Keeping all this in view, Kohli may be feeling the heat to deliver in the West Indies series.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and spinner Kuldeep Yadav have made it to the squad, replacing Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, respectively.

Going by their past statistics on Caribbean pitches, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni and captain Kohli remain to be India's fair scorers.

Yuvraj has slammed 498 runs in 14 ODI matches there, with his highest knock of 131. He has a century and three half-tons to his credit in West Indies.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni has scored 378 runs in 14 ODIs with a highest 95-run knock, while Kohli has 347 runs in his kitty from 10 matches. His highest knock is of 102 runs.

Among bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been daunting on pace-friendly Caribbean pitches. So far so good, the 27-year-old speedster has claimed 10 wickets in four ODI matches, with his best spell of 4/8.

Bhuvneshwar was India's most consistent wicket-taker in the Champions Trophy 2017.

From batting side, opener Shikhar Dhawan was named the 'Batsman of the series' in the tournament.

West Indies, led by Jason Holder, are underdogs though an unpredictable side. Although they couldn't qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy, they hosted Afghanistan for a three-ODI series. The series concluded in a 1-1 draw after the decisive ODI was washed off.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav

West Indies: Jason Holder (C), Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Mohammed, Kieran Powell, Kesrick Williams, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Shai Hope (WK), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell