West Indies won the toss, decides to bat; Ishan Kishan not in playing 11, Yashasvi debuts

Nicholas Pooran

Cricket: Third T20I India Vs West Indies – West Indies is leading five match T20I series by 2-0. If India has to survive in the series, they will have to win this match. This is a DO or Die encounter for them. India has included Yashasvi Jaiswal in the playing eleven while Ishan Kishan lost his place due to some average performances.

Toss: West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first.

Hardik Patel: Don’t mind chasing. Obviously would’ve preferred to bat looking at the surface. Might get slower. It is what it is. Pooran has been batting very well. Would like to keep things simple to him, rather than trying a lot of things. Two changes, Yashasvi makes his debut, Kuldeep comes in for Bishnoi. Ishan misses out.

Rovman Powell: We’ll bat first. Looks a little slow wicket. Holder in the last game picked up a niggle to his knee. He misses out, Chase comes in. Guys are excited, we are on the doorstep on history. They have such quality players, have to keep them on their toes. If you become predictable, they will destroy you.

India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Sanju Samson(w), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar

West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(w), Rovman Powell(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy

Pitch report | Daren Ganga: Little bit cloudy. It’s the same pitch as the second T20I. 66 meters on one side, 67 on the other, and 77 down the ground. Pitch looks good. It’s a bit drier than the second T20I. No green blades of grass. It’s still very hard. Spin will play a little more leading role in wicket-taking.
~ Third T20I India Vs West Indies

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