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India vs West Indies 2nd T20: After Eden victory, India eye another series win over West Indies

By way of: Sports activities Table | New Delhi |

Revealed: November Five, 2018 eight:08:27 pm


India’s captain Rohit Sharma, left, shakes hand with West Indies’ captain Carlos Brathwaite. (AP/Record Photograph)

Dominating the West Indies for the reason that first day in their excursion, India would glance to clinch every other sequence win when each groups lock horns in the second one T20I on Tuesday in Lucknow. Finishing a four-match T20 shedding streak at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India might be thought to be favourites, who would look ahead to sign in every other thumping victory over the guests. After the five-wicket win on Sunday, India have controlled to raised their head-to-head document towards the present Global T20 champions to Five-Three between 2009 and 2017.

Sporting the workforce’s duty within the absence of standard skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma repeated his Asia Cup management heroics as the selections achieved by means of him fell completely within the favour of the Males In Blue. After failing to place up a gallantry display with the bat, the skipper on Tuesday would look ahead to destroy every other match-winning knock that has earned him the identify of ‘The Hitman’. But even so the captain, opener Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Manish Pandey additionally struggled as they did not make any mark within the series-opener. On the other hand, a accountable 31-run knock by means of Dinesh Karthik and a few hitting on the finish by means of debutant Krunal Pandya noticed India chase down the objective with 13 balls to spare.

However come Tuesday, Lucknow, which is internet hosting its first global event on the newly-built Ekana Stadium, can be keen to peer a extra dominant efficiency from the house workforce, person who’s befitting the gulf in high quality between the 2 facets.

Within the bowling division, it used to be the left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav who used to be the standout bowler for the Indian aspect. His spell of three/13 helped India limit the guests below 110 of their respective 20 overs. Each debutants, Khaleel Ahmed and Pandya additionally chipped in because the guests struggled towards each the avid gamers. Khaleel gave away 16 runs in his four-over quota whilst Pandya gave 15.

After shedding each the Check and ODI sequence, West Indies, however, would hope to forestall the Indian brigade by means of placing up a greater display in the second one conflict on Tuesday. The go back of huge names comparable to Kieran Pollard and Darren Bravo did not make any vital have an effect on as West Indies produced a below-par batting effort on Sunday. Andre Russell’s harm, which dominated him out of the sequence, has additionally dented their possibilities. Carlos Braithwaite (2/11) used to be spectacular with the ball however the skipper should also encourage his workforce with some vital contributions with the bat.

Younger pacer Oshane Thomas (2/21), who made his debut in Kolkata, afflicted the Indian openers together with his tempo in advance however he wishes make stronger from the likes of Keemo Paul and others.

Squads: 

India: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ok Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem.

West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (Capt), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas

(With inputs from PTI)

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