The highly-anticipated match will be played on November 4, Sunday, and it will start at 7 pm India time.
Rishabh Pant has been included in the squad in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
For the clash at historic Eden Gardens, there will be no Chris Gayle - the most successful batsman ever in T20s - nor any Evin Lewis, who has already plundered two centuries in 17 matches.
A weakened but still unsafe West Indies will clash with powerhouses India in the opening Twenty20 worldwide here Sunday, hoping to spring a surprise and also halt their decline in what has become their most successful format.
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The visitors have beaten India in five of their seven meetings in T20Is - a comforting stat that should give the new-look West Indies a lot of confidence. Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian side in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the series. The good balls from the fast bowlers -- like when debutant Khaleel Ahmed angled one across Denesh Ramdin and induced an edge or when he tempted Kieron Pollard with a ball that slanted away or the Jasprit Bumrah delivery that beat Darren Bravo but missed the outside edge -- didn't fetch wickets. Rishabh Pant is confirmed to be a part of the playing XI.
West Indies have gotten the better of India in their recent meetings. Talking about the Windies, Carlos Brathwaite will be handling the reins of the team.
India vs West Indies match will be aired on Star Sports Network, some of the channels being Star 1, Star 1 HD, Star 1 Hindi, etc.
India's handed debuts to left-arm spin-bowling allrounder Krunal Pandya and left-arm quick Khaleel Ahmed in their first-ever T20I at home without MS Dhoni. The man who helped the Caribbeans win their second World T20 title with a spectacular final-over-flourish in 2016 at the Eden Gardens will be hoping his favourite venue brings him and his team luck.
Carlos Brathwaite has been tasked with the responsibility of helping West Indies finish the year on a high.