India managed to beat the lightning and DLS to win the series against the Windies in the second match on Sunday. The teams now move to Guyana for the third and final T20I on Tuesday. Although the series is decided, both sides have a lot to play for.
West Indies will be keen to avoid a loss and the whitewash. The hosts are looking to build their bench strength ahead of next year’s World Cup. India are also looking to get their combinations right and will give changes to their bench strength.
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The hosts were very good with the ball in the series. They made India hop for runs in both the matches. However, it is their batting that has let them down. The top-three in both the matches have failed to lead their batting charge.
Interestingly, number four has been Windies’ best batting position so far. Kieron Pollard and Rovman Powell have come up with excellent scores. There is still a lot of improvement, and the Windies will hope it comes in Guyana.
Two wins out of two won the series for India, but there are a lot of areas to improve. Batting still looks unsettled, especially in the middle-order. With the series in the bag, Shreyas Iyer could get a look-in. Even KL Rahul could get a chance to impress.
The other bench players, including the Chahar brothers could get a game. Rahul Chahar is the only wrist spinner in the squad and will get a chance to impress. Interestingly, all the players have had impressive IPL season.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Krunal Pandya showed great control with both bat and ball. His all-round abilities make a great fantasy pick.
Rovman Powell has shown impressive composure when promoted up the order in the second match. Another knock could come in handy.
Rishabh Pant has a great chance to make the ‘keeping position his own. Although he hasn’t impressed on tour so far, that could change in Guyana.
West Indies: 1 Sunil Narine 2 John Campbell 3 Anthony Bramble (WK) 4 Shimron Hetmyer 5 Rovman Powell 6 Kieron Pollard 7 Khary Pierre 8 Carlos Brathwaite (C) 9 Oshane Thomas 10 Sheldon Cottrell 11 Keemo Paul
India: 1 Rohit Sharma 2 KL Rahul 3 Virat Kohli (C) 4 Rishabh Pant (WK) 5 Shreyas Iyer 6 Krunal Pandya 7 Rahul Chahar 8 Deepak Chahar 9 Washington Sundar 10 Khaleel Ahmed 11 Navdeep Saini
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