Rohit Sharma-led India might be up in opposition to Carlos Brathwaite-led West Indies because the two-month lengthy sequence come to its last leg.
West Indies have been mauled 0-2 within the Test sequence in six days’ of motion. In the next five-match ODI sequence, they posed some problem earlier than being thrashed 1-Three with a nine-wicket loss in Thiruvananthapuram within the last ODI.
But this time Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni won’t be part of the Indian Cricket group.
As for Brathwaite, he might be again on the identical venue the place he hit 4 consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to break the hearts of English followers by profitable their second World Twenty20 title in 2016.
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The Windies, who missed the large names within the Test and ODI sequence, might be bolstered by the arrival of star gamers Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell, who might be again at his IPL house venue.
The stats additionally favour the World T20 holders who’ve a five-two file from eight exchanges from 2009-17.
India failed to overcome Brathwaite’s males of their final 4 encounters and the Windies ended the house group’s marketing campaign within the 2016 T20I World Cup, defeating them within the semi-finals in Mumbai.
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India’s final win in opposition to West Indies got here approach again on March 23, 2014 within the World T20 in Bangladesh, and Sharma can have his activity lower out in his quest to begin properly at his joyful searching floor.
The 31-year-old has a world file rating of 264 in ODIs on the Eden Gardens in 2014, moreover profitable two IPL titles, in 2013 and 2015. He would look to carry his superb type from the ODI sequence, during which he completed behind Kohli, with 389 runs, at a staggering common of 129.66.
Captaincy appears to convey out one of the best in Sharma who notched up 317 runs (common 105.66) in 5 innings of their title-winning marketing campaign on the Asia Cup.
The Windies, on the opposite hand, will look ahead to their teen Shimron Hetmeyer, who scored 259 runs within the ODI sequence, together with a century in Guwahati.
Kohli’s absence would imply KL Rahul will come into the image whereas Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are anticipated to add firepower within the center order alongside Krunal Pandya.
Pant is predicted to fulfil the wicket-keeping duties whereas Karthik may take on one of many positions within the outfield.
The Indian seam assault might be led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, which now consists of further variation within the type of left-arm fast Khaleel Ahmed.
In the spin division, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will look to proceed their chemistry, and India have additionally named uncapped Krunal Pandya and Shahbaz Nadeem, who returned with a file List A figures of 8/10 for Jharkhand within the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The Eden centre strip guarantees to be stuffed with runs, and batsmen from each side will look to make merry.
What time does the 1st T20I between India vs West Indies begin?
1st T20I begins at 7 PM IST on November 4, Sunday on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
What TV channel and reside stream is the 1st T20I between India and West Indies Live Streaming on?
Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports Three and Star Sports Three HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will reside stream India vs West Indies match.
Where will the 1st T20I between India and West Indies be performed?
The 1st T20I between India and West Indies might be performed on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from 7 PM IST.
Where can I watch the India vs West Indies 1st T20I reside?
The match might be proven in Star Sports community and may also be streamed on hotstar.com.
Where can I test the net reside updates of the India vs West Indies 1st T20I?
You can comply with our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs West Indies from our reside weblog on indiatoday.in.
What are the squads for the 1st T20I between India and West Indies?
India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (WK), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal
West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (C), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (WK), Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas