The Indian team will look to continue the winning streak against the West Indies. In view of the T20 World Cup to be played this year, the Indian team will not take any matches in this format lightly. In the opening T20 match against West Indies, there was a big difference between the two countries in all departments of the game.
Basseterre (St. Kitts and Nevis): After registering an impressive win in the opening T20 International of the five-match series, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will look to continue their dominance over the West Indies in the second match on Monday. Looking at the T20 World Cup to be played this year, the Indian team will not take any matches in this format lightly. In the opening T20 match against West Indies, there was a big difference between the two countries in all departments of the game. Rohit showed shrewd captaincy by including three spinners like Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi in the playing XI. Along with this, he surprised everyone by opening the innings with Suryakumar Yadav.
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In this format against England, Rohit opened the innings with wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. In such a situation, Suryakumar became India’s seventh opener in T20 Internationals this year. He batted aggressively and scored 24 runs in 16 balls. In the absence of KL Rahul, it will be interesting to see if the team management will continue to experiment with opening batting. The Indian team had lacked a better left-arm fast bowler for a long time, but Arshdeep Singh impressed with his fine bowling in the inaugural T20 Internationals. The 23-year-old from Punjab did not slow down anywhere in his 4-over spell. He used the short ball in the opening overs to control opener Kyle Myers, while Akil Hossain had no answer for his accurate yorker in the final overs. In the last match, Rohit Sharma scored 64 runs in 44 balls to lay the foundation for a big score, but the Indian middle order faltered. But in the last over, Dinesh Karthik’s brave innings (41 not out off 19 balls) took the team’s score to 190 runs.
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In this match, the middle order batsmen need to focus on converting their starts into big innings. The West Indian batsmen had no answer to the spin of Ashwin and Bishnoi. Ashwin took two wickets for 22 runs in four overs and showed that he can still give a lot to the team in T20. At the same time, 21-year-old Bishnoi (two wickets for 26 runs in four overs) also proved that he is ready for the big stage. It remains to be seen whether the team management will retain the trio of Jadeja, Ashwin and Bishnoi or whether Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav will return to the side. Squad: India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kha Kumar, Harsehal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel and Arshdeep Singh. West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (capt), Shamrah Brooks, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Keesey Carty, Kyle Myers, Jason Holder, Gudakesh Moti, Keemo Paul, Shai Hope, Akil Hossain, Alzarri Joseph, Jaden Seals. The match starts at 20:00 Indian time.
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