In the Eden Gardens, India had to struggle to pursue the goal, but this kind of victory is important in the absence of Virat Kohli.
Having maintained their dominance in the Test and ODIs, Team India will face West Indies in the second T20 match here on Tuesday. In the first match of its favorite format, T20, the hard-hitting Indian team will try to capture the series by continuing their winning campaign in this match. If the team won in the second T20 match then they would get a 2-0 lead unbeaten in the series. India’s defeat in the four T20 matches against the West Indies was broken in Kolkata on Sunday. This tour has not been good for the West Indies so far, and in such a second match, India will also play on the field as the contender of victory. The match will begin at 7:00 pm Indian time.
Prior to the victory of T20 in the first T20 match against India, India had recorded their last victory during the World T20 in Bangladesh on March 23, 2014. After winning the five wickets in Eden Gardens, India has made its record of winning-lose against the current world champions 5-3. In the Eden Gardens, India had to struggle to pursue the goal, but this kind of victory is important in the absence of Virat Kohli. This was the first T20 in which Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not play because he has not been given the team position. He may not be able to appear in the batting ahead of the wicket, but the agility behind the wicket and his cricketing knowledge still matters a lot to the team. Rohit Sharma, who led the side in the absence of Kohli.
Apart from Rohit, opener Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Manish Pandey also failed in the first match. Dinesh Karthik’s 34-ball unbeaten 31-ball knock and an unbeaten 21 off nine balls made by Krunal Pandya, India achieved the target of 110 runs in 17.5 overs, but fans of Lucknow, from their batsmen with four fours and sixes would like to see ‘fanfare’. Chainamans Kuldeep Yadav, Kunal Pandya and Khalil Ahmed did well in bowling but Umesh Yadav and Jaspreet Bumrah will be expected to perform better here.
West Indies will be desperate to do win in their favorite form after losing the Test and ODI series. His batsmen did not go out in the first match and they would take lessons from the mistakes made on Eden Gardens and try to return here. The team is lacking in Andre Russell’s absence, who has been out of the series due to injury. Captain Carlos Braithwaite did well in the bowling but he would have to inspire his players by contributing to the batting. Young fast bowler Oeshan Thomas kept the Indian openers in Kolkata in trouble. They need cooperation from Kimo Paul and others.
Teams will be selected from these players.
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sunder, Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneswar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Khalil Ahmed, Umesh Yadav and Shahbaz Nadeem
West Indies: Carlos Braithwaite (Captain), Darren Bravo, Simon Hetmayer, Shay Hop Obed McKay, Kimmo Paul, Kharie Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicolas Puran, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfan Rutherford, and Oshen Thomas