August 10, 2022
Match Preview – West Indies vs India, India 2022 in West Indies, 2nd T20I


India’s T20 machine is once again making a ruckus. From the coach to the captain to the players, everything is coming from within the team that they have not done anything different. But it is quite clear that an early exit from last year’s T20 World Cup has led to some kind of revolution.

From being a team that relied solely on its big bad top three – to the point that Virat Kohli was once directly hooked on the prospect of dropping Rohit Sharma – India are now turning to their finishers to shake things up a bit. advancing. Rishabh Pant has worked as an opener in England. Suryakumar Yadav also in the first T20 of this series.

India have also warmed to the idea of ​​picking super-specialists, with Arshdeep Singh bowling his remarkable hard-to-hit yorker to make his place in the XI and Dinesh Karthik hitting his 12-ball form. secured the position. 38 not out players. It’s a brave new world.

And West Indies are still trying to make their way into it. They have the raw material for another world-beating team, but they haven’t gotten the kind of experience Chris Gayle and company had under their belts when they batted T20s and most importantly: a six- Hitting broke. So, in a way, all these games against seriously strong opponents, regardless of the outcome, are just creating the next wave of Caribbean class. But given that there is a series on the line, and they dominated the first 15 overs of the first T20I, these potential superstars will feel that their time is not too far off.

West Indies: LWWLL (last five matches, most recent first match)
India: WLWWW

Harshal Patel Had to make room in Tarouba as the conditions demanded three spinners. But now that the T20 caravan has shifted to Basseterre, he may return to the XI. The 31-year-old seamer has an amazing ability to bowl exactly the ball that the batsmen don’t want to face in the final overs. And a captain wouldn’t want a property like this more often than not.

Kyle Meyers‘ All-round ability means that he is never far from the limelight. And the fact that he opens for West Indies means he is the kind of player who can define a cricket match. He has already done so in the toughest format of the game – remember Chittagong 2021 – so finding T20 cricket shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Playing just a spinner at Tauroba has had a backlash for West Indies, so they may be tempted to bring in Hayden Walsh Jr on Monday.

West Indies: 1 Kyle Meyers, 2 Shamar Brooks, 3 Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), 4 Jason Holder, 5 Rovman Powell, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Odeon Smith, 8 Akil Hossein, 9 Keemo Paul/Hayden Walsh Jr, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Obed McCoy

India rarely tinker with a winning combination, especially during a series that is still alive, but will they need all three spinners in Basseterre again? taken early 71 wickets in 10 matches Here, on average just 17.

India:1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Suryakumar Yadav, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Dinesh Karthik, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Ravi Bishnoi/Harshal Patel, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Arshdeep Singh

  • Among full member teams, West Indies’ death-over economy rate this year is 11.71, the third worst after South Africa and Bangladesh.
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