The only T20I cricket match between India and the current T20 champions West Indies are set to play on Sunday, July 2017 at the Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. The Windies team were hammered by the Indian team in the recently concluded one-day series. Such hammering has been the norm for the Windies team over the recent past. Ahead of this match, here is our India vs West Indies T20 match pPrediction, playing 11 and preview.
Tiff with the board over payment issues has meant that Windies always has a depleted one day side and that has led to their dismal performance over the recent past. However, the Windies team would be boosted by the fact that Chris Gayle is back and so are T20 specialists Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree. They would also gain confidence from their unexpected win over India in the 4th ODI.
Ind vs WI T20 Match Preview
Holder has been given rest for the match and Carlos Braithwaite would hold the reins of the team for this match and also the inclusion of the above big names means that the sole T20 match is not going to be a one sided affair. Meantime we would expect some changes in the Indian team. Virat has stuck to the same team over the series and altough the reaped his faith, it is time do give some match time experience to the young guns.
Rishabh Pant has been warming the bench of late and he deserves a chance to showcase his talent on the big stage. Dhoni might be given a rest but that looks highly unlikely given Virat’s recent statements about the former Indian captain.
With Shami back and Pandya picking up wickets it looks one of the most potent bowling attacks India has had over the years, especially the fast bowling department. The Chinaman, Kuldeep Yadav also looks good. Kedar Jadhav though has to perform in this match to ascertain his credentials in the team.
The pitch is the same that was used for the last match and going by the way the pitch played, it is going to be a low-scoring affair and the spin twins of Windies can create havoc in the India batting. But let us hope that batsmen make merry after all who watches T20 to see batsmen struggle.
India vs West Indies T20 Match Prediction Who Will Win?
My prediction: India would win though not with the same comfort level as they had done in the previous matches.
Possible Playing 11 India vs West Indies
Windies playing 11: Carlos Brathwaite(c), Samuel Badree, Chris Gayle, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams
India playing 11: Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.