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IND vs WI 2nd T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Feb 18 2022 275 Views
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West Indies tour of India

2nd T20: IND vs WI 

Preview 

After winning the first T20 International pretty comfortably, Team India will be looking to finish the series in the second T20I only. If they are able to beat the West Indies in the second T20I, the men in blue then try some different combinations in the third T20I, which is very important as the T20 World Series is not that far away. West Indies, on the other hand, will give their all to make a comeback. The team lost all four of their matches against India and they will look to take something back at least. There’s no doubt that they are a solid bunch of a group and if it’s their day, West Indies players have the ability to defeat India.

Nicolas Pooran’s 61 runs in the previous match will help the team massively. He is an important player for the side and was out of form for a long time. If he gets his mojo back, West Indies can be a dangerous side. The top order needs some kind of support from the middle order which they are not getting. Kieron Pollard needs to play like he plays for Mumbai in the Indian T20 League. When it comes to bowling, the team did decently. Batting is their main concern and if they can fix that, expect a cracking contest tonight!

Team India looks good over and out. Virat Kohli’s form remains a concern but Captain Rohit Sharma isn’t too bothered with that. Another player who can get better is Rishabh Pant. Pant needs to be more consistent with the bat in hand. In the last match, things were pretty much under control and yet the left hander went for a glorious shot and gave away his wicket. He needs to stop that and help the team to cross the line. Ravi Bishnoi was fantastic in the last match and you can expect him to deliver once again. Another player who needs to deliver is Venkatesh Iyer. He was good in the last match but needs to keep on performing to seal his place in the Indian team. Otherwise, with Hardik Pandya’s return, things might get a bit complicated.

Match Details

Match: IND vs WI, 2nd T20, West Indies tour of India, 2022

Date: Friday, February 18, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Pitch Report

The dew played a huge role in the previous match as the Captain of the Caribbean’s, Kieron Pollard was very unhappy after the umpires didn’t allow West Indies to take a new bowl. Things will not change on Friday and thus, bowling first will be very much ideal in the pitch.

IND vs WI Squads

IND: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rituraj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Venkatesh Iyer, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Harshal Patel

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

IND vs WI Probable XIs

IND: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma(C), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel

WI: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell/Dominic Drakes.

Match Prediction

Team India should win the game and bag the series in the second T20 International itself. Toss will play a huge role on how the match goes and the percentage of West Indies winning the match completely depends on the toss. In any case, team India looks favourites.

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