After a dominating win over the Windies, Team India will be looking to look to seal the series in the second T20I itself as they face the reigning World T20 Champions again in Florida. The dampness in the pitch affected the way for a thrilling low-scoring match in which Navdeep Saini turned to be the match-winner for revel with the ball in hand.
While the West Indies fight to keep the series alive, India might experiment with the Chahar brothers warming the bench with the T20 World Cup lingering on their minds.
In spite of the small boundaries in Miami, another low-scoring match can be expected with the pitch favoring the spinners. 130-140 should be par on this surface with the likes of Krunal Pandya and Sunil Narine can become the pick of the bowlers on Sunday. Here are some of the predictions for the game:
The West Indies team managed might opt to add Rovman Powell as an extra spinner with the pitch on the slower side. Another option is promoting Sunil Narine to the top of the order which adds depth to the batting unit as well. The onus is on Shimron Hetmyer and Nicolas Pooran to provide some good start as the likes of Sheldon Cottrell continues to impress with the ball. Evin Lewis’ record against India is note-worthy and could come off at the top of the order.
Probable XI: Evin Lewis, John Campbell, Nicholas Pooran(WK), Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Sunil Narine, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, and Oshane Thomas.
Although India would love a series win, a couple of changes can be expected with an extra batsman in Shreyas Iyer or KL Rahil in line for a starting XI place. With the number of left-handers in the West Indian side, Ravindra Jadeja might be seen warming the bench in place of Iyer or Rahul while Deepak Chahar is another such candidate who could slot in for Navdeep Saini or Khaleel Ahmed. On a tough wicket, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are key for the Indians against the fiery West Indians.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(C), Manish Pandey, ishabh RPant(WK), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed/Deepak Chahar and Nadeep Saini.
Fantasy XI Prediction:
Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Krunal Pandya, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine (c), Navdeep Saini, and Keemo Paul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.