The three-match Twenty20 International series will begin from Tomorrow i.e. December 6 between India and West Indies.
The T20 International series will be important for both teams in view of the T20 World Cup to be held next year.
Team India’s opener Shikhar Dhawan will not be able to play in the T20 International series due to injury and his place Sanju Samson has got a place in the team. All other players including Virat also participated in the practice session.
In Bowling department Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back in the team along with Shami which means now bowling is strengthen up along with star of Bangladesh series Deepak Chahar who bagged 4 wickets in 4 bowls
The Carribean side arrived in India to take on Afghanistan for 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and one-off Test. While Kieron Pollard & Co. won the ODIs 3-0 and Test 1-0 , they lost the T20Is 2-1
Eye on KL Rahul
KL Rahul would love to join an elite list of Indian batsmen in the very first match of the 3-match T20I series against West Indies. He has 974 runs in T20I cricket and is just 26 short of becoming the 7th Indian batsman to score 1000 runs in the shortest format of the game at the international level. Rahul has scored 974 at an impressive average of 41.34 in just 31 matches (28 innings)
India Batsman with 1000 and more in T20Is
India and West Indies Full T20Is Schedule
|December 06, Friday||India vs West Indies 1st T20I||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad||7:00 PM|
|December 08, Sunday||India vs West Indies 2nd T20I||Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram||7:00 PM|
|December 11, Wednesday||India vs West Indies 3rd T20I||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:00 PM|
India T20I Squad: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami.
India Predicted XI
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami.
West Indies T20 squad: Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Denesh Ramdin, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Sherfane Rutherford, Shimron Hetmyer, Khary Pierre, Lendl Simmons, Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard (C), Hayden Walsh Jr, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Kesrick Williams.