2nd T20I: India Look To Seal Series Against West Indies


Kolkata: India and West Indies go head to head in the second T20I at Kolkata on Friday, February 18. India have a 1-0 lead in the series after winning the opening match by 6 wickets.

Chasing 158, skipper Rohit Sharma (40), Ishan Kishan (35) and Suryakumar Yadav (34*) took India over the line with 43 balls to spare in the first T20I after Ravi Bishnoi struck an impressive spell of 4-0-17-2 on his debut.

Rohit & co. will be looking to wrap up yet another series after sweeping the three-match ODI series as well against their opponents.

“Guys do understand what the team wants and all these guys are professionals and they do understand that team comes first. Once everyone is available it’s something we need to sit down and understand. Lots of things to take into consideration and sometimes it can be very tough on the guys missing out, but we want to make sure that we give out a clear message with guys performing needs to get that run and we want to put the team first,” Rohit said in the presentation after the first T20I.

Jason Holder is set to make his return to the side after sitting out the first T20I due to a niggle.

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Yadav and Harpreet Brar

West Indies Squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh Jr

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