- India’s batting first, Ashwin and Bishnoi return to the team
- Deepak Hooda and Sanju Samson did not get the place
- India landed with three spinners and two specialist fast bowlers
IND vs WI 1st T20: The first match of the five-match T20 series between India and West Indies is being played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Taroba, Trinidad. In this match, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran has won the toss and decided to bowl first. Team India is batting first in this match. The Indian team won the ODI series 3-0 and regular captain Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and senior swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar have returned for the T20 series.
Here’s a look at the playing 11 of both the teams.
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh.
West IndiesShamar Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran (c/w), Kyle Myers, Jason Holder, Akil Hossein, Odeon Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul.
Hooda and Samson had to be out again
In the Indian team, once again Deepak Hooda and Sanju Samson had to be out of the team after consistently good performance. Today India has landed with three spinners. Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi will handle the spin department. While Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will take over the reins of fast bowling. Dinesh Karthik will be responsible for finishing. The team will be expected to perform well with both bat and ball from Hardik Pandya.
What did Rohit Sharma say about the break?
Indian captain Rohit Sharma also gave a statement regarding the break during the toss. He said, we are ready. It’s good to get some rest for a while. Very eager to come back and start things again. He further said, “The first match is being played here and it feels good to see the fans coming here in good numbers.” Some players are out and some have come back. There is a lot of excitement for the series.
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