In the third Twenty20 International of a five-match series, India made some intriguing alterations in preparation for a must-win encounter against West Indies.
In the third Twenty20 International of a best-of-five series, India made some intriguing alterations in preparation for a must-win encounter against West Indies. The home team has a 2-0 series lead and needs only one more victory to claim victory. Yashasvi Jaiswal stepped in for Ishan Kishan, while Kuldeep Yadav replaced Ravi Bishnoi, as India made two changes for the pivotal match.
I enjoy the chase. I would have liked to bat with a clear view of the pitch. Potential to slow down. Just the way it is. Pooran has been a huge help at the plate. Would prefer to experiment only a little and instead stick with what works for him. Kuldeep replaces Bishnoi, and Yashasvi makes his first appearance. Ishan doesn’t make the cut,” India’s captain, Hardik Pandya, said.
Roston Chase will start in place of Jason Holder for the West Indies after Holder was ruled out with a minor injury. Rovman Powell, captain of the West Indies, declared before the toss, “We’ll bat first. Seems like a slow pitch. In the most recent match, Holder hurt his knee. He doesn’t make it, and Chase steps in. The dudes are pumped up because we’re on the verge of making history. With players of their caliber, it’s essential to keep them on their toes. They will destroy you if you become a target of their anticipation.
Players for India: Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson (w), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar.
The West Indies’ starting lineup consists of: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(w), Rovman Powell(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy.