India vs West Indies 1st T20: Venue, Predicted XI, When and Where to watch

After whitewashing the West Indies in the ODI series now team India men are all set to dominate the T20 series too. But is not an easy task to defeat West Indies in a t20 series because of their fiery batting power and unremarkable t20 skills. Rohit Sharma’s young brigade has to give their best to dominate West Indies in this T20 series. Some new names like Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, and Harshal Patel have been added to the T20 squad.

Due to covid protocols, all the matches of the T20 series between India and West Indies have been played under curtains with zero audience in the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 16,18, and 20 February respectively.

India played their last T20 series in November against New Zealand. Due to fewer matches played India’s ranking has been down to 2nd position in the ICC ranking list.

T20 Ranking of INDIA – 2 | T20 Ranking of West Indies – 7

Predicted playing XI of India for the first T20 international

Rohit Sharma has to think twice before picking his playing XI in the first t20 because West Indies has players who can change the game individually. According to some reports and pitch conditions, the predicted playing XI of India will be:

Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kholi, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishav Pant(wk), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Yuzivendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, and Md Siraj.

Predicted Playing XI of West Indies for the first T20 international

Kieron Pollard has given the charge of captaincy for the India tour. After getting defeated in the ODIs now the pressure is on the team to atleat win the T20 series against India. Pollard has to pick his best players to defeat the giant team India in their home ground. The predicted playing XI of West Indies will be:

Kieron Pollard(c), Darren Bravo, Brandon King, Shai Hope(wk), Nicolas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh, Dominic Drakes and Romareo Shephard.

When and Where to watch the first T20 between India and West Indies

The first match between India and West Indies will be started at 6:30 IST. The live broadcasting of the match will be on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports Hindi. On mobile, it will exclusively be streamed on Hotstar.

According to the experts, the Indian team should not underestimate West Indies and should play with their full strength and whitewashed West Indies in the 3 match T20 series.

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Tauqeer Belal
Tauqeer Belal
Tauqeer is a young writer who is enthusiastic about the game of cricket and writes about what is going on in the game of cricket around the world. Currently, he is pursuing his Journalism degree from St. Xaviers' College, Ranchi.


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