India will be locking horns with West Indies in a five-match T20I series which is scheduled to be commencing on the 29th of July in Port of Spain. The matches of this series will be played at three different venues. Rohit Sharma is back in the squad and will be coming back to his captaincy duties for India while West Indies will play with their regular white-ball skipper Nicholas Pooran.
Team India has a balanced side with a healthy mixture of batters such as Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, and Rishabh Pant and wicket-taking bowlers in the form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Harshal Patel. On the other hand, West Indies have a pretty strong batting lineup with explosive batters like skipper Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetymer, Kyle Mayers, and Brandon King.
A great series is anticipated here between these two high-quality sides. India and West Indies have locked horns with each other in 20 T20Is so far. Out of these games, India has won 13 whereas West Indies have come out victorious on just 6 occasions.
The West Indies announced a 16-member squad with Shimron Hetmyer making a comeback to the squad after passing a fitness test. The aggressive middle order batter is set to slot into the side.
Probable XI: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Obed McCoy and Hayden Walsh jnr/Alzarri Joseph
The visitors might be tempted to give chances to Deepak Hooda and Arshdeep Singh. R Jadeja missed out on the ODI series due to a fitness issue and could be rested for the opening T20I as well, with the in-form Axar Patel taking his place.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda/Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin/Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Rishabh Pant, Nicholas Pooran, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Rohit Sharma, Kyle Mayers (vc), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Rishabh Pant, Nicholas Pooran (vc), Shreyas Iyer (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rohit Sharma, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar