West Indies vs India, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more
India take on West Indies in the second T20I of the three-match series on Sunday. The first T20I is being played on Saturday and one expects a few rotations in both line-ups. The two teams will be wanting to make the most out of this series keeping the World T20 2020 in mind. Here we present the detailed match preview.
A close contest on the cards
Both India and West Indies will want to try out new faces. Being consistent will be a prime factor for Kohli as well as Brathwaite. Windies have a talented pool of youngsters and that could lit up the atmosphere tomorrow. India also have a strong unit as they will want to prove, away from home. A close contest is on the cards.
Dream11: Kohli, Narine lead a strong unit
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma open the batting for this Dream11 side. Indian captain Virat Kohli comes in at number three and leads this side. The middle order sees the likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. Carlos Brathwaite and Sunil Narine (vice-captain) are the two all-rounders. Sheldon Cottrell, Khaleel Ahmed and Deepak Chahar are the three main pacers.
Weather conditions and pitch report
It remains to be seen how the weather plays out with rain still expected alongside scattered thunderstorms. So we might see a shortened game. With overcast conditions on offer, teams might want to bowl first.
Key players to watch out for
For India, senior top order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will hold the cards. Their run-scoring attributes and ability to rotate the strike well could be useful. Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed will be wanting to show his mettle with the ball. For West Indies, veterans Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard will be key assets. The captaincy of Carlos Brathwaite will be tested.
Venue, timing and TV listing
The match is set to be held at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida. It is scheduled for 8:00 PM IST start. One can watch the match live on the Sony Ten Network and can stream it on Sony LIV app.