The first match of the three-match T20 series of India and West Indies will be played on Sunday in Eden Gardens at Kolkata.
So far this tour has proved not to be good for the West Indies. They lost 2-0 in the Test series. This was followed by a 3-1 defeat in the five-match ODI series and One match ended up tie. Now its time for T20.
This series will also be very important for India as its is going to be played on home grounds. In addition, after winning the Test and ODI series, India’s confidence is also very strong.
Virat Kohli is not part of the team in the T20 series. Captaincy has been handed over to Rohit Sharma. There are two wicket-keeper batsmen in our team. First Dinesh Karthik and second Rishab Pant.
The West Indies team also looks very good in this smallest international format. Some big names have returned to the team. West Indies captain Carlos Bretheweight, who had given the trophy to his team by putting four sixes on this ground. And Kieron Pollard, who plays almost every T20 league is part of the team. Apart from this Darren Bravo who knows Indian Team very well They have played every season of IPL and is a part of Chennai Super Kings. Nicholas Puran, Rutherford and wicketkeeper batsman Danesh Ramdin are also there.
IND vs WI Head to Head
India and West Indies have played seven T20 internationals against each other in the past with the latter leading the scoreline 5-2.
West Indies emerged victorious by nine wickets the last time these two countries faced-off in a T20I last year in July at at Kingston. After being put into bat first, India posted 190/6 on the board but failed to defend that total as the Windies cantered home with nine balls to spare.
Matches Played: 7; India Won: 2; West Indies Won: 5
Possible Playing XI:
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.
West Indies: Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieran Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul and Obed McCoy
West Indies have an impressive winning 71.42% against India in the game’s T20 format. They have Defeted the hosts Five times out of Seven in T20s and this should boost their morales before going into this series. However, India have been on top of their game in recent matches and they brushed the Windies aside in the preceding Test and ODI series. The West Indies are without their batting giants Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Marlon Samuels and there is lack of experience in their bowling attack as well. At you will get the latest and trusted free betting tips for every single cricket match. Join Our Paid Services to get cricket betting tips and Today match prediction.
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