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Context is often a term thrown around in T20Is. At first glance, a series like this doesn’t look to have too much context. However, when you delve a little deeper, one can see the need for both teams to nail their World T20 plans.

Conditions will be different in Australia than India. However, India is a team that requires a bit of a shift in focus, after less-than-convincing displays against South Africa and Bangladesh recently. Sure, players were rested, but those knocking on the door need to knock harder.

West Indies are coming off a series defeat to Afghanistan. The positive for them is that they have been in the country for weeks now, but with the likes of Andre Russell missing, it is important those looking for regular opportunities make a mark less than a year out from the World T20.

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Key to an India win

Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of this series. So, KL Rahul, who many believe should be India’s T20I opener, has the chance to make that spot well and truly his own. Indeed, India’s top three, which includes Rohit and Virat, will be after a quick start that can often elude them in T20Is.

Then, the middle order, including the in-form Shreyas Iyer, will be out to complete the job well. But, importantly, can Rishabh Pant (if picked) shake off the poor run of form with his own significant score?

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Also, some of India’s big guns with the ball make a return. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami will be key at both ends of the innings, with Deepak Chahar, coming off a hat-trick, key as well. With India possessing capable spin options, limiting boundaries can work wonders.

Key to a West Indies win

West Indies struggled chasing against Afghanistan recently. Their lack of strike rotation is something to rectify against India, with their top order crucial in setting up a platform against India’s pace and spin options.

However, a positive was their bowlers adjusting well to the conditions in Lucknow. They largely kept the Afghan batsmen in check, but India represents a bigger challenge. Can they make inroads into India’s top order to target the middle order as soon as possible? The more they can get India in rebuilding mode, the better their chance of containing the home side.

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Possible Playing 11

India: 1. Rohit Sharma, 2. KL Rahul, 3. Virat Kohli (c), 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Shivam Dube, 6. Rishabh Pant/Sanju Samson (wk), 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9. Mohammed Shami, 10. Deepak Chahar, 11. Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav

West Indies: 1. Evin Lewis, 2. Lendl Simmons, 3. Shimron Hetmyer, 4. Brandon King, 5. Denesh Ramdin (wk), 6. Kieron Pollard (c), 7. Jason Holder, 8. Keemo Paul, 9. Kharry Pierre, 10. Kesrick Williams, 11. Sheldon Cottrell/Hayden Walsh

Pitch and Conditions

The only T20I scheduled for Hyderabad (India vs Australia 2017) was washed out. The Hyderabad pitch can tend to be of slower nature in IPL cricket. Rain in the lead up to the match has been a challenge for groundstaff, but with weather set to be fine, with dew to set, the team who wins the toss could be tempted to chase.

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Stats and Facts

  • Rohit Sharma (425) and Virat Kohli (318) have the most runs in India v West Indies contests.
  • Evin Lewis has 242 runs against India in six T20Is.
  • KL Rahul has a century vs West Indies, averaging 63.00 against them in six matches.
  • Deepak Chahar took 3/4 in his T20I appearance vs West Indies earlier in 2019. He is also coming off 6/7 vs Bangladesh.
  • India have won the past six T20Is vs West Indies.
  • Nicholas Pooran will be serving the fourth match of his four-game suspension for ball tampering.

Dream11 Prediction

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Match Prediction

India, at home, should be able to get the win against a West Indies side looking to find their feet in this series.

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Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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