India haven’t had it difficult in their ongoing three-match T20I series against the Windies. The visitors stuttered a wee bit in their run-chase during the first encounter at Lauderhill, Florida, but apart from that they have been absolutely unstoppable. The power-packed Caribbean batting hasn’t been able to get hold of the Indian bowlers by any means. Virat Kohli and Co are leading the series 2-0.
After India’s win in the last game by 22 runs (DLS Method), the third match at the Providence Stadium is a dead rubber. Carlos Brathwaite’s men have lost five consecutive T20Is versus Team India. The One Day team didn’t have a great time in the World Cup and now the T20 team has been faltering, not something great for Windies cricket. They will be looking to salvage some pride in Guyana.
The first T20I of the three-match series between Windies and India will be played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (8:00 PM IST) (2:30 PM GMT). This game will be live on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 3 in India.
Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.
The pitch has been batting friendly over the last few games and it has favoured the chasing teams as well. Bowlers will need to work hard for their wickets. The ground will be hosting a T20I for the maiden occasion since 2010, though Tests and ODIs have taken place at the venue.
Average first innings score: 165 (Last 5 T20s)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1
Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Bench- Jason Mohammed, John Campbell, Anthony Bramble
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey/Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar/Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed/Deepak Chahar
Bench- Shreyas Iyer/Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar/Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar/Khaleel Ahmed
(There’s no update on Andre Russell’s availability for the third T20I).
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Rohit Sharma, Evin Lewis, Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain Options: Krunal Pandya, Sunil Narine, Rovman Powell
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis
All-Rounders – Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya (vc), Rovman Powell
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Evin Lewis (c), Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Carlos Brathwaite
Bowlers – Navdeep Saini, Sunil Narine (vc), Keemo Paul
Apart from Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard, none of them in the batsman’s category has done well. One among Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan can be picked. One can also take a chance with Evin Lewis, who’s due for a big knock.
India is expected to complete a clean-sweep.
*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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