After an eventful start to the series where over 400 runs were scored under 39 overs, both India and West Indies prepare for the second intense battle to take place in Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.
A delightful inning by skipper Virat Kohli made sure India chase down the target of 208 with 8 balls to spare. Indian bowlers were trashed to all parts of the ground by the mighty Windies. Indians got a great taste of how tough the series will be and with 1-0 up they will be eyeing for the series win in the second T20 itself on Sunday. The batting department is still likely to get another go on Sunday but there might be chopping and changes as far as bowling is concerned. Also, Mohammad Shami and Kuldeep Yadav can make their way into the team for the second T20.
On the other hand, skipper Kieron Pollard and Windies will not be too dejected with the performance of the players in the first T20. The batsmen did a fantastic job scoring 207 in their quota of 20 overs. Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard and Jason Holder batted positively but just a little bit of luck and a little improved performance can take them over the line. Still, two more T20 to go in the series, West Indies will be eyeing to make it one-all on Sunday and take it to the decider.
When: Sunday, December 8, 7:00 pm IST.
Where: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
Head to Head: Played 15, India 9, West Indies 5, No Result 1.
India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(w), Shivam Dube, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Sanju Samson.
West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard(c), Denesh Ramdin(w), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Kesrick Williams, Khary Pierre, Sherfane Rutherford.
The match will be broadcasted LIVE on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD. The feed will also be streamed LIVE on Hotstar.