India will be looking to get their campaign back on track when they take on West Indies in the third T20I match in Guyana on August 8. The visitors have lost the first two matches of the series and are now in a must-win situation. In the second T20I, India won the toss and elected to bat. They got off to a poor start, losing Shubhman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav in quick succession.
However, Tilak Varma and Ishan Kishan put on a 54-run partnership to steady the innings. Varma scored his maiden T20I fifty, while Kishan made 27. India eventually posted a total of 152-6. West Indies were in trouble at 2-2 in the early stages of their innings, but Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell put on a 64-run partnership to get them back on track.
Pooran scored 50, while Powell made 32. West Indies eventually won the match by two wickets with two balls to spare. India will need to make some changes to their team if they want to win the third T20I. Yashasvi Jaiswal could come in for Sanju Samson, while Kuldeep Yadav could replace Yuzvendra Chahal.
Having a sizeable 2-0 lead in the series, West Indies is in a position of strength and they’re unlikely to tinker with their playing XI. They will be expected to continue the winning combination.
Probable XI: Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell (c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
India will need to find a way to stop Pooran, who has been in excellent form in the series. He has scored 89 runs in two matches, including two fifties. India also needs to improve their bowling. They have been leaking runs in the middle overs, and this has been their undoing in the first two matches. The third T20I is a must-win for India if they want to stay alive in the series. They will need to play their best cricket if they want to get a win.
Probable XI: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson/Yashasvi Jaiswal, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Sanju Samson, Nicholas Pooran (vc), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Jason Holder, Hardik Pandya (c), Kyle Mayers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Nicholas Pooran, Ishan Kishan (c), Sanju Samson, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya, Jason Holder (vc), Alzarri Joseph