West Indies vs India, 3rd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more
The Indian cricket team is all set to face West Indies in the third and final T20I on Tuesday. India sealed the series after winning the first two T20Is in Florida. The third match is set to be held in Guyana. One expects some new faces would be tried by Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. Here is the complete match preview.
Team news and selection for both teams
Both India and West Indies will be keen to bring some new faces. For India, Chahar brothers Rahul and Deepak may get a game. Middle order batsman Shreyas Iyer too is in for contention alongside KL Rahul. Windies will need to produce the goods after two shabby performances with the bat. There could be some changes in the top order.
Series win gives us a cushion: Kohli
"Winning is always going to be a priority. But sealing the series gives the chance to bring few guys in. Idea is always going to be to win first. But winning the first two games gives the cushion," Kohli said after the second T20I.
Rohit leads this strong Dream11 unit on offer
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma open the batting for this Dream11 side. In-form Rohit gets the nod as skipper. Virat Kohli comes in at number three. The middle order sees the likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard and wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran. Krunal Pandya and Rovman Powell are the two all-rounders. Sheldon Cottrell (vice-captain) leads the bowling alongside Deepak Chahar and Keemo Paul.
Key players to watch out for
For India, talisman Rohit will be the key man once again. He lit up Florida with a sparkling 67 on Sunday. KL Rahul could make a return and his influence with the bat could benefit the side. Krunal Pandya's presence is crucial as well. For West Indies, Sheldon Cottrell will look to make his presence felt. Youngster Pooran is another key asset for WI.
Venue, timing, TV listing and pitch report
The match is set to be played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. It's going to be a slow surface. The average first innings score here is 138. Spinners will come into play here. The match 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.