West Indies vs India – The second of five Twenty20 Internationals between the West Indies and India begins on Monday at Warner Park in St Kitts and Nevis. India were far superior in the first game of the series on Friday, and their 68-run victory was well deserved. Continue reading for a preview of the latest white ball game between these two teams. The game begins at 10:30 a.m. local time.
The West Indies did not put in one of their best T20I performances on Friday, and they will need to improve if they are to compete with India in this match.
The performance of India in the first game was built around Rohit Sharma’s innings at the top of the order, with spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravichandran Bishnoi proving far too strong for the West Indies.
Match Details to Note
Match: West Indies vs India, 2nd T20I, India Tour of West Indies 2022
Date: August 01, 2022 (Monday)
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
West Indies Team News:
Nothing came together for the West Indies on Friday. Alzarri Joseph made his debut in this format but gave up 18 runs in his first over, while Jason Holder’s promotion up the order as a ‘pinch-hitter’ resulted in a duck from four balls. In this match, we expect to see the same XI with a reshuffled batting lineup.
West Indies Squad
Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Devon Thomas, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Dominic Drakes
Players to watch out for:
The opener led the way for the hosts at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, and his crisp hitting ruffled a few feathers in the India bowling attack.
The left-handed skipper appeared confident at the crease before nicking to Ravichandran Ashwin. He has a clear vision of how his team should play and executes in that manner.
On Friday, the left arm quickly dispatched the dangerous Shreyas Iyer for a duck. Regardless of venue or opponent, he has caused havoc and taken wickets all summer.
Possible Playing XI:
Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
West Indies Team Form
West Indies’ two-game winning streak in this format came to an end on Friday. In T20I cricket, India proved to be a far more difficult opponent than Bangladesh.
India Team News:
On Friday, the away team chose a spin-heavy attack, with Ravichandran Ashwin joining Ravi Bishnoi and Ravindra Jadeja in the lineup. Despite the fact that this is not a particularly fast wicket, we expect all three to keep their places and India to field an unchanged XI.
Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson
Players to watch out for:
On Friday, the right-handed opener was at his dismissive best with the bat. He hit seven fours and two sixes and did not have any trouble against the Indian bowlers.
The left-arm pacer impressed with his accuracy in the first game of the series. He gave up only 24 runs in four overs while dismissing Kyle Mayers and Akeal Hosein.
The spinner bowled brilliantly alongside Ravichandran Ashwin in the first match. West Indies batters had no answer for him and frequently failed to pick his erratic deliveries.
Possible Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh
India Team Form
After failing to win their previous T20I during their tour of England, India will be relieved to have won the game on Friday. In this format, they have won seven of their last eight games.
West Indies vs India Top Team Batsmen
Our batting recommendations for the West Indies are Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, and Nicholas Pooran. Mayers hit 15 balls from six balls in the first game, making him the most destructive player on his team in terms of strike-rate.
With the bat, we support Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Rishabh Pant for India. Pant scored 14 runs in the first match of the series, but he is eager to face these West Indian bowlers again.
West Indies vs India Top Team Bowlers
For West Indies, our bowling picks are Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, and Akeal Hosein. In his first T20I appearance, Joseph finished with the most wickets for the West Indies.
Our bowling selections for India are Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Ravi Bishnoi. Kumar, who bowled only two overs on Friday, delivered a maiden and took the wicket of Shamarh Brooks and will be raring to go again in this match.
West Indies vs India Head to Head
In this format, India has increased their overall lead over the West Indies to eight games. The hosts are aiming for their 100th victory over India in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is combined.
West Indies vs India Head to Head Stats in T20I
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West Indies vs India Toss Prediction
On Friday, the hosts won the toss and elected to bat first. However, this appeared to put undue pressure on their batting side, and we expect India to bat regardless of who wins the toss.
West Indies vs India Pitch Report
This pitch will have something for both pace and spin bowlers. With the ball coming off the bat quickly, we anticipate a par score of more than 190.
Partly cloudy with high humidity all day. In the early afternoon, the temperature will reach 29 degrees.
West Indies vs India Prediction
Although India lost wickets at regular intervals in the first game of the series, there was never a sense that the West Indies were in command. The visitors turned the screw with the ball, and we anticipate seeing three more spinners in this game. Overall, we believe India will win again.