Team India is all set to face west indies in Three T20 internationals. India will host west indies for the three-match series. The first T20I series is going to be held at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi international cricket stadium which is scheduled to begin from December 6th.
IND VS WI PITCH CONDITION
It seems there will be no rain. It is going to be a cool evening with the expected temperature of 21-23 degrees celsius.
Rajiv Gandhi international stadium’s ground seems more favorable for flat batting. The team who chose to bat first can put their aim up to 160.
KEY PLAYERS OF INDIA
Rohit Sharma: He is awarded as the best batsman in T20 internationals who has scored 2539 runs in 101 matches at an average of 32.13. Rohit Sharma has smashed 4 centuries and 18 half-centuries in the format and recently he has scored 85 runs in 43 balls in the 2nd T20I against Bangladesh.
Virat Kohli: The Indian skipper is awarded as second-highest run-scorer who has scored 2450 runs in 67 innings for India in the 20-over format averaging 50 and he has smashed 22 fifties. He has been rested in the T20I series against Bangladesh.
Yuzvendra Chahal: He is a legspinner who can make wonders with the ball. He took 50 wickets in 34 T20 internationals. Recently Chahal has claimed 3-27 in a domestic T20 game.
KEY PLAYERS OF WEST INDIES
Evin Lewis: He is one of the best batsmen in the T20I series from west indies. Lewis is the left-handed opener batsman who has scored 68 runs in 41 balls in the opening game against Afghanistan in the series held in last month
Kieron Pollard: He is the west indies all-rounder cricketer. Skipper is awarded as one of the highest run-getter for west indies in the format who has scored 953 runs with 3 half-centuries. Pollard is also a smart pacer who took 3 wickets at an economy rate of 6.85 against Afghanistan.
Kesrick Williams: He is the fast pacer who took the number of wickets for the west indies team in T20 internationals. He took 38 wickets in 21 matches. He has shown his extraordinary bowling skills in the series against Afghanistan. Where he has been taken 8 wickets in an economy rate of 5.91.
TEAM FORM IN LAST T20I SERIES
India: Team India has played 13 T20I, out of 13 they won 7 matches by loss of 6 matches.
West Indies: West Indies have played 9 T20I, out of 9 they have only managed to win one match.
WHAT DID THEY SAY?
“We’re very happy with how our options are placed. Now It all depends on what we need to take on the ground, according to which game we’re playing. The T20 cricket is all about being flexible in where people bowl, where people bat there won’t be a proper set of patterns. The combination of the playing eleven might be similar but there won’t be a set pattern as to ‘this is how we’re going to go’. We have to be unpredictable.” The Indian skipper Virat Kohli said.
“We are coming up against a harder opposition, we would be the underdogs and but that’s fine. Its all about going out there and executing and believing in your talent, once you do that anything is possible” Kieron Pollard said.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF INDIA
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF WEST INDIES
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh