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From Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram, West Indies showcased their talent to level the series at 1-1. However, India, despite their talent, showcased their main T20I worries for everyone to see.

Will the dropped catches, misfields and short-pitched bowling follow the home side from Thiruvananthapuram to Mumbai? What about the lack of swashbuckling finishing the team is after? Just as they did vs South Africa and Bangladesh recently, India will need to win a decider. But, can they produce a polished display?

West Indies have a great opportunity a year out from the World T20. Sunil Narine and Andre Russell may well participate in the big tournament, but their team is shaping up pretty decently without them. Can they pick up a confidence-boosting series win?

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Key to an India win

The bowling was all over the place. The same can be said of the fielding. Costly drops set the tone in Thiruvananthapuram, of which the Indians were unable to recover from.

Key mistakes from India in T20Is has eagle eyes awaiting India’s bowling and fielding performance in Mumbai. Getting the better of West Indies’ fearless top order is the need of the hour to allow the spinners to get in the game in the middle overs.

However, that India reached 170 without significant contributions from Rohit, KL Rahul and Kohli was a positive. Shivam Dube’s hitting is something India will want more of, as well as Rishabh Pant building on his time at the crease last time out. This time, though, can India put together the complete batting display across the innings’ three stages?

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Key to a West Indies win

Kesrick Williams hushed everyone in blue; a reminder that his expensive first outing was a blip on his radar. Sheldon Cottrell saluted, Jason Holder pointed to the heavens and Hayden Walsh Jr continued to enjoy the ride.

Despite the big hitting of Dube soon after the powerplay in Thiruvananthapuram, the Windies kept their cool to keep India in check. Their effort as a unit last time out is something they’d want to repeat; in particular getting the better of India’s three big guns at the top.

Also, Evin Lewis, released by Mumbai Indians, returns to the Wankhede. If his form is anything to go by, he is primed for a big one, along with Lendl Simmons, who proved to be a very capable partner last game. Can the two openers set a strong platform that the dangerous middle order can build on?

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Possible Playing 11

India would have liked to experiment, but the series needs to be won. Given that three spinners might not be required in Mumbai, India could look at bringing Mohammed Shami in for Ravindra Jadeja or Washington Sundar.

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

West Indies enjoyed a great win last game. Their bowling looked relatively balanced, as their batting looked threatening.

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

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Pitch and Conditions

Conditions are expected to be fine for the match. Dew could settle in given the minimal cloud cover. In terms of the pitch, a visit to the Wankhede usually means a nice day out for the batsmen, with spinners needing good variations to avoid going the distance.

Stats and Facts

  • West Indies’ win in the second T20I was their first against India in their last eight meetings.
  • Since the beginning of 2018, India have a 14-3 record when chasing in T20Is. When batting first, this becomes eight wins, eight losses.
  • Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Evin Lewis, KL Rahul and Lendl Simmons all average over 40 in India-West Indies T20Is.
  • Virat Kohli at Wankhede in T20Is: 2 matches, 127 runs, HS 89*.
  • Rishabh Pant smashed 78* off 27 balls at the Wankhede Stadium in IPL 2019.
  • India have won just one of six T20Is at the Wankhede Stadium.

Dream11 Prediction

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Match Prediction

Does the result of the match depend on who bats first? It could prove the case. Also, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has played a lot of cricket at the Wankhede for Mumbai Indians, so knows the ground well.

However, India’s experience and ability to win deciders should hold them in good stead.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
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 also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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