- First T20 match of the series between India and West Indies
- First T20 match will be played on Friday
- India did a clean sweep of the Windies in the ODI series
IND vs WI 1st T20I: After cleaning the West Indies in the ODI series, now it is the turn of the T20 series. India will take on the Windies in the first match of the five-match T20I series at the Brian Lara Stadium in Turuba, Trinidad. This match will be played on Friday 29 July. India had also defeated England 2-1, 2-1 in both the T20 and ODI series on the same soil before making a clean sweep of the Windies in the ODI series. That is, according to the credibility and current strength, India can also be considered as a favorite in the upcoming series. In such a situation, the end of this journey starting from the first match can also be an ODI series after the last two matches in Lauderhill, Florida.
India heavy on Windies
Team India is at the first position in the ICC T20 International rankings, while the Caribbean team is standing far behind at the seventh position. So far 20 T20 International matches have been played between India and West Indies, out of which 13 matches were won by Team India and 6 matches were in the name of Windies while one match ended inconclusive.
Team India will be seen changed
There will be many changes in the Indian team in this series. Many famous T20 players have joined Team India for this series. The biggest change will be in the face of the captain. Shikhar Dhawan, who led the team in the ODI series, is not a part of this series. Regular captain Rohit Sharma will captain the team in the T20 series. Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will be seen in the team with him. On the other hand, KL Rahul will not be able to participate in this match due to being Kovid positive.
Strong history of Windies
The command of the Caribbean team will be in the hands of Nicholas Pooran just like in the ODI series. His biggest test in this series will be to get match-winning performances from his batsmen. His team’s batsmen had failed to win even against Bangladesh before their crushing defeat against India. However, West Indies players have been considered better for the T20 format than the ODIs. Windies have won the T20 World Cup twice in 2012 and 2016 on the basis of their charismatic performance. In such a situation, captain Rohit Sharma is not going to make the mistake of taking the hosts lightly due to the recent performance.
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