The Indian cricket team will look to maintain its dominance in the three-match T20 series that starts against the West Indies from Friday.
The Indian cricket team will look to maintain their dominance in the three-match T20 series that starts against the West Indies from Friday. The first match of the series will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. India, ranked fifth in the world rankings, made a clean sweep on the hosts in all three formats on the West Indies tour in August this year. This match will start at 7.00 pm. The Indian team, however, looked under pressure under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma in the T20 series played against Bangladesh last month. The hosts had to face defeat for the first time in a T20 match against Bangladesh. Although Team India won the series 2–1.
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Now the return of regular captain Virat Kohli has given the team a stability in the top order. Apart from them, Rohit, Lokesh Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are such batsmen, who can destroy any bowling attack. Especially when the West Indies team lacks experience bowlers. Apart from batting, the bowling attack of the Indian team also looks very deadly. The return of experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami has greatly strengthened the fast bowling attack of the host team. Bhubaneswar and Shami will also get good support from Deepak Chahar and Shivam Dubey, who have capitalized on the limited-overs chances against Bangladesh.
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If the West Indies team discovers a break from the hosts’ fast bowlers, India also has weapons like Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav to stop the Caribbean players. On the other hand, if the West Indies, ranked number 10 in the world rankings, have to play top cricket if they want to start victorious against India. The Caribbean team’s recent T20 record has not been correct and the team has lost in the last six T20 matches. The West Indies have recently lost 1-2 series against Afghanistan in Lucknow.
“We need to back these young guys as we have seen their talent and attitude. Exciting times ahead for the youngsters, we have a lot of young talent, it is just about easing them into the world of international cricket, ”- Captain Kieron Pollard ahead of the T20I Series v India pic.twitter.com/7hKDSESFdU
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The Windies team, headed by Kieron Pollard, was also seen stumbling against Afghanistan’s deadly bowling, so the Caribbean batsmen will have to show courage to stay ahead of India’s world-class top bowling.
India must also consider this series important for the preparations for next year’s T20 World Cup. Before the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October next year, India has to play fewer matches and in such a situation, it will want to overcome its weaknesses.