India vs West Indies 1st T20I: India vs West Indies 1st T20I is about to start as West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran opted to bowl first after winning the toss in the first clash at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. The match starts at 8 pm IST. The five-match T20I series between India and West Indies will end on August 7.
Ind vs WI T20I 1st match playing XI
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh.
West Indies (Playing XI): Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran(w/c), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul
The Ind vs WI T20I series will be live telecast on DD Sports. DD Sports is the official and exclusive broadcaster of the India tour of West Indies 2022. The live streaming will be presented by the Fan Code app.
Also, Sanju Samson has been added to the squad in place of KL Rahul. “The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson as a replacement for KL Rahul in the T20I squad for the ongoing West Indies series,” the BCCI said in a statement.
Sanju last played a T20I for India in the second match against Ireland at Malahide, making 77 while opening the batting. India ensured a clean sweep in ODI series against the country.
Alzarri Joseph is making his T20I debut for West Indies while Shimron Hetmyer, who was not part of the ODIs returned back into the team, for this game.
“Going to bowl first. Maybe there’s something in the pitch. Nice to know what you’re chasing. Looking forward to this series. We enjoy the format. We like to entertain. One spinner. Alzarri Joseph making his debut. Shimron Hetmyer back into the team,” said Pooran at the toss.
On the other hand, many regular Indian players including captain Rohit Sharma returned to the visitors side, after being rested for the ODIs.
“Ready to go. Good to have some time off. Pretty excited to get back and get things underway. First international game being played here, good to see the fans coming in large numbers. Facility looks good. Will have to look at how the wicket plays. Few guys have left, few have come back. Quite excited to get underway,” said Rohit.
(With inputs from IANS)