India vs West Indies Match Preview, 3rd T20I, India Tour Of West Indies 2022

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India vs West Indies Match Preview, 3rd T20I, India Tour Of West Indies 2022. India will play against hosts West Indies in the 3rd T20I on August 2, 2022, at 8 pm IST at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. India and West Indies played one match against each other in this three-match T20I series so far where India won that game and is currently leading the series by 1-0.

Before this India had played 3 match ODI series under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan which they won quite comfortably by a margin of 3-0. The ongoing T20I matches are in a way part of India’s preparatory plans ahead of the 2022 T20I World Cup which will be played in October later this year.

Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credits: Twitter)
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credits: Twitter)

In the first T20I match, India beat West Indies by 68 runs. In that game, West Indies won the toss and decided to field first. Coming to bat, India posted 190 runs on the board where Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik smashed 64 runs and 41 runs respectively for the team. Alzarri Joseph took 2 wickets for West Indies. The 37-year-old Dinesh Karthik excelled in the finisher’s role yet again, scoring an unbeaten 41 runs off 19 balls to aid the side in collecting 36 runs off the final two overs.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

Coming to the chase, West Indies failed to chase down the target and managed to put just 122 runs on the board where none of their batters was able to cross even the 20-run mark. Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi grabbed 2 wickets each for India.

Alzarri Joseph
Alzarri Joseph. Image: ICC

Alzarri Joseph picked up two wickets with the ball but the other bowlers struggled as India scored 190 in their 20 overs. Shamarh Brooks top-scored with 20 for them as they only managed to score 122/8, losing the game by 68 runs.

India vs West Indies Match Preview, 3rd T20I, India Tour Of West Indies 2022

West Indies were outplayed in the first T20I by the Men in Blue. Rohit Sharma’s men will be riding high with confidence after their performance in the opening game of the series and will look to repeat their performance whereas the hosts will need to be at their absolute best to win the 3rd T20I.

West Indies are going through a rough patch in the white ball formats and will need to take inspiration from their spirited performances to make a comeback. They will look for an elusive win that will change the fortunes of their team and will give them much-needed hope moving ahead.

Jason Holder
Jason Holder. Credits: Twitter

West Indies came out in an attacking mindset but their batters failed to cross the 20-run mark in the match. Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, and Nicholas Pooran looked good in the short stay in the crease. 6 of the top-7 batters excluding Jason Holder, who didn’t trouble the scorers, hit a six each but kept losing wickets throughout the match.

Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, and Jason Holder took 4 wickets between them but went for 120 runs in their 10 overs. Akeal Hosein was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4-0-14-1 in the 1st T20I match and Obed McCoy bowled decently in the death overs and power play. They might bring in Dominic Drakes or Romario Shepherd in this match.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo: Twitter)

India’s experiment to promote Suryakumar Yadav worked well and he played an attacking 16-ball 24-run cameo. Rohit Sharma played some blistering shots and scored 64 runs with wickets falling at the other end on a heap. Finisher Dinesh Karthik played the game-changing knock of 41 runs to build a vital 52-run partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin for the seventh wicket.

Pacers Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, despite going for runs early on, took crucial wickets in the power play and shared 3 wickets between them. The spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, and Ravindra Jadeja ran riot in the middle overs with combined figures of 12-0-74-5 in the 1st T20I match.

It remains to be seen if the team management continues with the trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi, or brings in the likes of Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav in the 2nd T20I.

Harshal Patel may also replace Ravichandran Ashwin if the pitch favours pacers. West Indies may play the same XI with the likes of Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Dominic Drakes, and Devon Thomas warming the bench.

West Indies Probable XI:- 

Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk),  Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy

India Probable XI:-

Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh

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