Young Windies squad for three T20IS against India

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The series opener will be played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

When and what time is the India vs West Indies? It was 4/45 when Pant fell, worse than West Indies who were 4/47, before Karthik and Pandey absorbed the pressure with a 38-run stand and before he and Pandya took India home. He did not time the ball from the middle of the bat and it was caught at deep long on by Manish Pandey.

Months earlier, the Windies had also overcome the Indians in Mumbai, in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup, and Brathwaite said he was hoping for similar results in the three-match series.

Despite the presence of a host of swashbuckling batsmen on both sides, the bowler-dominated contest featured only two sixes - one from each team.

Rishabh Pant has been included in the squad in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.




The Indian seam attack will be led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, which now includes additional variation in the form of left-arm quick Khaleel Ahmed.

The local crowd had been clearly silenced at one point following the meek surrender of a side that enthralled them two years ago to clinch the World T20 title and if not for some useful boundaries at the death, Windies wouldn't have crossed 100.

The Windies will also miss offie Ashley Nurse who picked up an injury during the ODIs and has been ruled out. The humidity is expected to be high and there will be a bit of dew as well throughout the match.

Preview: The "end of Dhoni era" notion has been dismissed unequivocally but then India, for the first time, will still be without the figure with a monumental body of work when they face West Indies in the opening T20 International Sunday. After registering comprehensive victories against the Windies in the Test and ODI series, an upbeat Team India will look to continue their winning momentum in the shortest format as well. Moreover, the visitors have been bolstered by the return of Keiron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Andre Russel and Carlos Brathwaite. But none of that mattered and the spinners hadn't even came on. Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo are all back in India for the series.

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