India began the 3-match T20I series against the Windies with a comfortable win in the first game as expected. However, the unexpected thing here was only 194 runs being scored across 37.2 overs bowled in the match. The CBR Park Stadium in Lauderhill is known for producing high-scoring games including the 2016 T20I between these two sides that nearly aggregated 500 runs.
Washington Sundar bowled the first over of the game and picked up the wicket of John Campbell with the 2nd ball itself. Not many would have expected that Sundar would walk out to bat and finish off the chase by smashing a six at that point of time. Kieron Pollard, who has often struggled with the bat against India in T20Is, top-scored for his team with a 49-run knock which came off 49 balls.
The 2nd game of the 3-match T20I series between Windies and India will be hosted by the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida.
The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (2:30 PM GMT) (8:00 PM IST). The game will be live on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Ten 3 HD in India. Live streaming available on Sony Liv.
Last five completed T20I matches:
Windies: L, L, L, L, W.
India: W, L, L, L, W.
The new pitch prepared for this series turned out to be sticky as it was used for the first time this season. As a result, both the teams struggled with their stroke-play. However, with the game played under the bright sun, there is a chance of the pitch getting dried by Sunday morning. At least 300 runs could be seen scored by both sides on Sunday.
Average 1st inning score: 167 (T20 matches since 2018)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 4
Probable Playing XIs:
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, K Khaleel Ahmed.
Bench – Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar.
Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.
Bench – Jason Mohammed, Anthony Bramble, John Campbell.
(Will be added when there is an update)
Manish Pandey in T20s in 2019:
694 runs from 20 innings at an average of 49.57 with help of one hundred and four fifties.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Rohit Sharma, Nicholas Pooran, Virat Kohli, Kieron Pollard
Vice-Captain Options – Krunal Pandya, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Navdeep Saini
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran
Batters – Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Kieron Pollard (VC), Evin Lewis
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Navdeep Saini, Sunil Narine, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran (VC)
Batters – Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard
All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya, Carlos Brathwaite
Bowlers – Navdeep Saini (VC), Sunil Narine, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed
Despite struggling with the bat, none of the sides are expected to make changes. KL Rahul might be warming the bench again as Shikhar Dhawan needs more game time as he just recovered from an injury. If India wants to go with an extra batsman, Ravindra Jadeja or Khaleel Ahmed could find the axe. Washington Sundar had a tough game with the bat among all the six Indian bowlers. However, Sundar is necessary due to the left-handers in the Windies XI.
India is expected to win one more match and seal the T20I series with a game still to be played.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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