Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: 16th February 2022
Time: 7:00 PM IST
India have pretty much dominated the West Indies in the series so far. They won the ODI series 3-0 and are looking to win the T20I series in a similar style as well.
They last played at home against New Zealand last year. It was a 3-match T20I series that India won comfortably 3-0 against the Black Caps.
West Indies, on the other hand, have looked completely clueless to India’s bowlers and will try to win at least a game or two in the T20I series.
The good news for the visitors is that Kieron Pollard is fit again.
Pollard is one of the best players in the T20 format. His ability to hit the ball hard and out of the ground is what the Indian team will be wary of.
In the past, West Indies won 3-2 against England at home in the 5-match T20I series.
Predicted XI for India vs West Indies, 1st T20I
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Harshal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan.
Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicolas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Fabian Allen, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell.