IND vs WI, 3rd T20I: Kieron Pollard elects to field
India and West Indies gear up for the third and final T20I at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. India already have a 2-0 lead and will aim to earn a clean sweep. India allowed Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant to leave the bio-bubble. The news from Eden Gardens is that Kieron Pollard has won the toss and elected to field.
The Eden Gardens pitch will have something for everybody. Batters will enjoy themselves here and dew factor could play a role. The bowlers will need to bowl in the right areas and mix things up. The match will start at 7:00 PM IST. One can watch the match live on Star Sports Network and stream the same on Hotstar app (paid subscription).
The two teams have faced each other on 19 occasions in T20Is to date. India have won 12 matches. West Indies have pocketed six matches. One match didn't have a result. Notably, India have won 10 of the last 11 T20Is versus WI.
Right-arm pacer Avesh Khan is making his debut for Team India in the third T20I versus West Indies. In 48 T20 matches, Avesh has claimed 65 wickets with the best of 5/17. He has an average of 21.30.
India playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan