The first match of the T20 series between India and West Indies (IND vs WI) will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This match will be held on 16 February. But in this series team india The vice-captain of KL Rahul will not be present. He has been ruled out of this series due to injury. In such a situation, Rishabh Pant will take over the command of Vice Captaincy. The morale of the Indian team coming after defeating the visiting team 3-0 in the ODI series is high.
At the same time, captain Kieron Pollard would also like to start this series with a win. So far, the performance of the visiting team on Indian soil has been very poor. In such a situation, while improving his weaknesses, he would like to win this series. However, both the teams will give their best to win. But, before this match between India-West Indies (IND vs WI), let’s take a look at all the information related to it.
By winning the first match, the Indian team will try to take a 1-0 lead on the series.
In the first T20 match between India-West Indies (IND vs WI), Team India would like to open the account with victory. At this time the batting of the Indian team is looking very good and strong. Because players up to number 9 have the ability to bat. Venkatesh Iyer can also be seen playing the role of an all-rounder in the first T20 match. Because the team neither has star all-rounder Jadeja nor Washington Sundar. At the same time, Ishaan Kishan can be seen as an opening along with Rohit Sharma.
At the same time, all eyes will be on Virat Kohli too. Because the record of this batsman against West Indies has been very good. In this match, the Indian team can take to the field with three fast bowlers and two spinners. Deepak Chahar is likely to get a chance before Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Venkatesh Iyer can be available with the team as the sixth bowler. Apart from this, Rohit Sharma can give Rabi Bishnoi a chance to debut. Overall, the Indian team looks very strong and the team will try to take a 1-0 lead on the series by winning the first match.
The visiting team would like to open an account by spreading its glory in T20
In the first T20 match between India and West Indies (IND vs WI), the visiting team would also like to start off well. However, whatever the team’s performance in ODIs, it looks different in T20 format. Let us tell you that there is no dearth of hard hitters in this team. At the same time, his last batsman also has the power to send the ball out of the stadium. The Caribbean team will hope that captain Kieron Pollard returns to the team.
Because he was out of the last 2 matches of the ODI series and its effect was seen on the batting lineup. On the other hand, this team also has players like Jason Holder and Odin Smith as an all-rounder. Who has the power to make the team win and score big. That is, in the first match of the T20 series, there will be a fierce clash between the two teams.
how will the weather be
Fans are also eagerly waiting for the first T20 match between India and West Indies (IND vs WI). Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the fans of Team India, coming after winning the ODI series by 3-0, now want to see the fans in T20 as well. This match will be played on Wednesday, 16 February at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In which both will come to fulfill their respective intentions. But, weather will also play a special role in this match.
At present, if the forecast is to be believed in this match to be held on Wednesday, then the weather will be absolutely clear. There is no chance of rain during the match. At the same time, the temperature will be from 28 to 16 degree Celsius. While the wind is 11 km. Will run at an hourly speed. Apart from this, the humidity will be 48 percent. Overall the weather will be completely clear and rain will not play any role in the match.
How will be the condition of the pitch
Before the T20 match between India-West Indies (IND vs WI), talk about the Eden Gardens pitch, it has always been dominated by spin bowlers. Not only this, it is also very difficult to score big on this pitch. Along with this, seam bowlers can also take advantage of this. Let us tell you that this pitch remains in a lot of discussions for low-scoring thriller matches. In almost all the T20 International matches that Kolkata has played so far, the average score of the first innings is about 143 while the average score of the second innings has been 126. In such a situation, the batsmen will have to play their game very carefully.
head to head
A total of 17 T20 matches have been played between India and West Indies (IND vs WI). Out of this, the Indian team has won 10 matches, while the Caribbean team has won only 6 matches. While there is no result of 1 match. That is, according to head to head, Team India’s upper hand looks heavy against the Caribbean team. At the same time, the Caribbean team is coming after defeating England in the 5-match T20 series. In such a situation, victory will not be easy for both the teams.
Where to watch live broadcast?
The T20 series between India and West Indies (IND vs WI) will be played in the presence of spectators. That is, fans will also be present in the stadium to support the players in the first match. 50 percent fans have been given permission to come to the stadium. But, if you are not able to reach the stadium during this epidemic, then there is no need to worry. Because even if you can take the thrill of this match sitting at home. The first T20 match will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network and will also be streamed online on the Disney+ Hotstar mobile app. Let us tell you that this match will start at 7 pm Indian time.
Probable playing XI of both the teams
Indian Team: Rohit Sharma (capt), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer/Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi.
West Indies Team: Brandon King, Kyle Meyers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odin Smith, Akil Hossein, Sheldon Cottrell.