The third match of the T20 series between India and West Indies is being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The series between the two teams is tied at 1-1 and this will be the decision making match for the series. In the first T20 match, Virat Kohli led Team India won, but in the second T20 match, the West Indies team won and tied the series. In both the matches, the biggest weakness of India was Fielding. In the first match, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul’s were very good with the bat and India won the match, but the poor fielding of the team in the matches can not be ignored. The biggest reason for the team’s defeat in the second match was poor fielding.
About Rohit Sharma’s Form – For Team India, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have played big innings, but Rohit Sharma’s recent form is a matter of concern. Rohit Sharma scored 8 runs in the Hyderabad T20, while 15 runs came off his bat in Thiruvananthapuram. This failure is not just for these two matches, but in the case of T20 cricket, this whole year has proved to be average for Rohit Sharma. This year he has scored just 325 runs in 13 matches. During this time his average is 25, while the strike rate was 128.96. This performance is also worrying because his career strike rate is 136.93 and average 31.62. At the same time, Shivam Dube will once again be expected to perform well.
Rishabh Pant in Playing XI – Team India’s young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will in playing eleven, this will be a chance to prove himself. Pant has scored 33, 18, 6, 27, 19 and 4 runs in the last 6 T20 matches. In most of these matches, he has lost his wicket in a careless manner after settling at the crease. He scored his last half-century in this format against the West Indies in August this year.
West Indies Vs India National Cricket TeamIndia Squad, Playing XI: Virat Kohli (Skipper), Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Shivam Dube, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar.
West Indies Squad, Playing XI: Kieron Pollard (Skipper), Nicholas Pooran (Wicket-keeper), Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Khary Pierre, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell.