After whitewashing West Indies in the ODI series India also registered a victory in the first match of the T20 series and get a lead of 1-0 in the three-match T20 series against the West Indies. The all-around performance of the team signifies that they are ready for the T20 world cup 2022.
India vs West Indies: Match summary
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India won the toss and elected to bowl first, the massive batting lineup of the West Indies packed with hard hitters seems to wobble against team India bowlers. The first two wickets were down early then Pooran and Powell started establishing the innings but the debutant for this match Ravi Bishoni takes 2 wickets in an over making the batting lineup down on their knees. Pooran alone fighting spirit makes a respectful total of 157-7 in 20 overs.
In response, Indian batters started taking down West Indies bowlers with ease but a few quick wickets make West Indies back in the game Surya Kumar 34(18) and Venkatesh Iyer 24(13) partnership makes India win the match with 4 wickets and 13 balls to spare.
The 5 reasons Why India Won Against West Indies
1. Quick wickets in powerplay (1-6 overs)
In the first T20 against West Indies, Indian bowlers consider only 48 runs and taking an important wicket of Brandon King. As Bhuvi is back in form team India can surely start taking more wickets in the powerplay and that’s the one thing that team India is lagging in the previous matches.
2. Spinners taking wickets in the middle overs (7-16 overs)
Spinners are the main reasons behind the success of team India in this decade. Despite being having the best spinners in the world team India is struggling to take wickets in the middle overs but in this match against the West Indies team, India has taken 5 wickets in the middle overs. If spinners are back in the form then the preparations for the T20 world cup 2022 are going well.
3. Fielding Unit
No wonder India is one of the best fielding units in the world but despite being the best in the world India’s fielding standards gas down for a while but the match itself states that the hard work is going for the Feilding too with zero drop catches and outstanding ground coverage.
4. Middle-order solution
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It was clearly stated that the Indian batting lineup is dependent on the top order. The down performance of the Indian middle-order results in the loss of team India in many big matches. But this match seems that the middle order problem has been solved by adding some promising young batsmen like Surya Kumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer. May the future will be good as the present.
5. Fine captaincy
As Rohit Sharma has been given the charge of captaincy things are looking good in the future. Sharma who has an outstanding record in the IPL his international captaincy is going well as some of the quick decisions, bowling changes, and field placement makes the team go through strategies easily.
The upcoming matches of the series are on 16th and 18th February in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.