Carlos Brathwaite will captain the visitors.
West Indies have endured a hard tour, losing both Tests inside three days and then going down 3-1 in the subsequent one-day series.
Russell recently played the CPL for Jamaica Tallawahs, and then went to the Afghanistan Premier League where he played one game for Nangarhar Leopards on October 9, a day after he had been picked in West Indies' T20I squad. The India-West Indies live streaming will take place on Hotstar.
Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed are likely to get their T20I debut for India in the first T20I while according to India's 12-man squad announced on Saturday, Rishabh Pant has defeated Dinesh Karthik to the wicket-keeper slot. West Indies team media manager Trinidadian Naasira Mohammed refused to comment on Russell's status when asked why he was not seen in practice with the team.
Brathwaite will be back at the same venue where he hit four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to break the hearts of English fans by winning their second World Twenty20 title in 2016. The Windies are expected to fare much better in the shortest format of the game in which they are the reigning world champions.
Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said: "With the T20 World Cup two years away the process of rebuilding a squad to be a competitive unit for the tournament is critical at this stage".
Where and how to watch the live TV coverage of India vs West Indies? Former West Indies captain Brian Lara is mighty impressed with the way Kohli has taken his batting and captaincy to the next level.
In the spin department, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will look to continue their chemistry, and India have also named uncapped Krunal Pandya and Shahbaz Nadeem, who returned with a record List A figures of 8/10 for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Here's a look at the predicted playing XIs of both teams..
Match starts 7 pm. IST.