20 match between India & West Indies to be played in Kolkata today

20 match between India & West Indies to be played in Kolkata today

Javier Howell
November 4, 2018

"India at home in any format are very formidable, especially with the advent of IPL and the amount of T20 cricket that the Indian superstars play - they definitely start as favourites", he pointed out.

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal. He would look to carry his fine form from the ODI series, in which he finished behind Kohli, with 389 runs, at a staggering average of 129.66.

The three matches will also give another opportunity to young pacer Khaleel Ahmed who drew a lot of praise from skipper Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri during the ODIs. The Caribbeans enjoy a 5-2 head-to-head record against India in T20Is.

The tourists will depend on their famed T20 specialists who play in different leagues across the globe to come good. They have not lost to India in previous four encounters and they will bank on happy memories of their previous encounter at the Eden Gardens when current captain Carlos Brathwaite hit four sixes in the final over against England to hand Windies their second WT20 trophy in 2014.

While Darren Bravo is set to play for West Indies for the first time in two years, dashing all-rounder Pollard will don the national jersey for the first time in a year. Mystery spinner Sunil Narine is also absent. The Eden track promises a run feast with a bit of grass on the surface affording even bounce and the ball expected to come on to the bat nicely.

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"No comments (on Andre Russell)". After registering comprehensive victories against the Windies in the Test and ODI series, an upbeat Team India will look to continue their winning momentum in the shortest format as well.

West Indies will enter their final leg of India tour when they face India in the first T20I of a three-match series in Kolkata today.

The home team has won only two of the eight games, losing five; one match ended as "no result".

Here's a look at the predicted playing XIs of both teams.

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