After two dominating wins in Florida, Team India is looking forward to a clean-sweep as they play the West Indies in the third and final T20I in Guyana. Although both sides are relatively inexperienced, the Indians have been quite dominating with the ball with Krunal Pandya and Navdeep Saini taking wickets regularly.
On the other hand, West Indies has been let down by their batsmen. They lack in the skill of taking single and doubles when boundaries aren’t coming and that has cost them almost both the games.
A good batting wicket is expected for the final game. However, there is some forecast for rain, as there are chances of a shortened game. The rain could make the pitch a touch slower as well which could force batsmen to chase and assess the pitch as the match progresses. With only pride left to salvage from the series for the home side, here are some of the predictions for the game:
In spite of losing both matches in Florida, West Indies will opt to continue with the Evin Lewis set to be given another go at the Indians. Much is expected from the likes of Shimron Hetmyer and Nicolas Pooran, who have failed to tackle the spinners well. on Sunday. Their bowling unit is well led by Sheldon Cottrell with Sunil Narine and Keemo Paul have been doing a decent job.
Probable XI: Evin Lewis/John Campbell, Sunil Narine, Nocholas Pooran(WK), Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Keemo Paul, Oshane Thomas, Khary Pierre and Sheldon Cottrell.
With the series already in the kitty, Team India might be open to a couple of changes with Rahul and Deepak Chahar in line for a starting berth. They could be expected to replace Washington Sundar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar respectively with Khaleel and Saini being given another chance at the top level. The batting unit looks balanced with Rohit and Dhawan in good nick although Shreyas Iyer could replace Manish Pandey at number four. All eyes will be upon Rishabh Pant, who is yet to prove his worth in the series.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar/Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, and Khaleel Ahmed.
Fantasy XI Prediction
Nicolas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Krunal Pandya (vc), Rovman Powell, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Sunil Narine, and Sheldon Cottrell.