- Team India eyes fourth successive win against West Indies
- The match will be telecast on Indian network from 8:00 pm
Sports desk The first match of the three T-20 series between India-West Indies will be played in the US today in Florida. Team India will look to win the fourth consecutive win against the West Indies. India was last won in Kingston in 2017. The Indian team won 60% of the match against the West Indies in the last 3 years. During this, there were 6 matches between the two. India won 3. West Indies got success in 2. The result could not have come out in a match.
Both teams will play for the first time after the World Cup. In the World Cup, the Indian team reached the semi-finals. At the same time, the West Indies was at ninth place. India defeated the West Indies in that tournament. In T20, both the teams will face face-to-face after 10 months. Last time, in the match played in Chennai on November 11, the Indian team won by 6 wickets. There has been a 4 T-20 series between the two teams so far. Both of them have their name in the 2-2 series.
A total of 11 T20s have been played between India-West Indies head-to-head teams so far. Wins them in India 5. West Indies also got success in 5 matches. 1 result did not result in the match Both teams will face face-to-face after 3 years in Florida. Then the West Indies won the first match in the series of 2 T-20. The second match was not due to rain.
Weather and Pitch Reports: Cloudy in Florida There is a possibility of rain during the match. The temperature will be around 25 to 32 degrees Celsius. The batsmen are expected to get help from the pitch. The toss winning team would love to bat first.
India’s strength Lokesh Rahul: India’s number one batsman is at number 5 in the ICC rankings in T20. Rahul scored 879 runs in 27 matches at an average of 43.95. During this time he scored 2 centuries and 5 half centuries. Rahul made a half-century in the last three innings. Once played for 47 runs. He has done a century on the Lourdherhill field in Florianjida.
Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma, who scored the most runs in the last ODI World Cup, is the second batsman in the top-10 in the ICC rankings. Rohit scored 2331 runs at an average of 32.37 in 94 matches. During this time he scored 4 centuries and 16 half-centuries. Rohit’s strike rate is 137.68. Rohit has made a half-century in the last three innings.
India’s weakness Experienced fast bowlers lack: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only fast bowler in the team who has played more than 10 T20s. Khalil Ahmed played 9 and Deepak Chahar played 1 match. Navdeep Saini has not played a single T20 till date. Bhubaneswar has 37 T-20 matches. In such a situation, they will have more responsibility.
West Indies’ strength Ivin Lewis: This West Indies opener is able to give a quick start to his team. He is the West Indies’ top batsman in the ICC rankings. Ranked 8th in the T20 ranking, Lewis scored 637 runs in 20 matches at an average of 33.53. During this time their strike rate is 163.75. Lewis had scored 100 against India on this ground.
Carlos Brathwaite: The West Indies captain Brathwaite is the number one bowler in the T20 team. He is ranked 26th in the ICC rankings. This all-rounder from the West Indies is capable of making fast runs as well as economical bowling. Brathwaite scored 291 runs in 38 matches. During this period, his strike rate was 119.75. He took 31 wickets in bowling. Their economy rate is 8.51.
West Indies’ weakness : Shimron Hetmayer: The performance of this young West Indian batsman has not been better in the international T20 format so far. He has scored 109 runs in 11 matches at an average of 12.11. During this time, he did not even score a score of 30+. Hetmayer touched the tally of only three times in the last five innings. His batting in the IPL was not good. Hetmayer played 5 matches last season. During this period, 90 runs were scored from an average of 18.
Both teams : India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Kunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sunder, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Khalil Ahmed , Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.
West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (Captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Kemo Paul, Khairi Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Puran (Wicketkeeper), Rovman Powell, Ocean Thomas, Anthony Brambal (Wicketkeeper), John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmayer, Evin Louise