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WI vs IND 3rd T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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India tour of West Indies

WI vs IND, 3rd T20I



Preview 

WI bounced back in the second game to blow the series wide open. Obed McCoy’s heroics with ball in hand sinked the visitors in the second match. The third match of this riveting series will be played on Tuesday, 2nd August at the Warner Park. 

After getting humiliated in the opening match, the hosts made an exceptional comeback in the second game to level the series. Bowling first McCoy exposed India’s left armer vulnerabilities and ripped through India’s batting. He removed Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav in his first spell. In his second spell he picked the key wickets of Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Kartik, R Ashwin and Bhuveneshwar Kumar. After wrapping the Indian innings at 138, Windies comfortably chased down the target with 4 balls to spare. Brandon King was the top scorer for the hosts with 68 runs to his name. Pooran and co will now look to carry forward the winning momentum and extend their lead. 

India were taken by surprise in the second game. After being asked to bat first, the visitors were bundled out for 138. Their top order was rattled by McCoy’s brilliance with the ball. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja tried to revive the faltering innings before the former was dismissed by Jason Holder. Pandya’s wicket was the beginning of India’s batting collapse as the visitors lost the last five wickets for just 34 runs. India should take this defeat as a wake up slap and try to avoid the mistake of letting their guard down. Ahead of this crackling contest let us have a look at how these two sides will fare out in the clash. 

 

Match Details 

Match: WI vs IND, 3rd T20I, India tour of West Indies, 2022

Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Time: 9:30 PM

Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts



Pitch Report

The pitch at the Warner Park, St Kitts is not easy for batting. In the last tie, Obed McCoy ran through India’s batting order to pick up six wickets. Other pace bowlers will try to reciprocate McCoy’s success when they head into the third encounter. The track is on the slower side with the ball gripping onto the surface. Out of the seven T20I games played at this venue, 7 have been won by teams batting second. The average first innings total on this ground is 138. 

 

WI vs IND Squads

WI: Nicholas Pooran (c), Devon Thomas (wk), Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Shamarh Brooks, Romario Shepherd, Dominic Drakes, Hayden Walsh

IND: Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Ishan Kishan, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Harshal Patel, Deepak Hooda


WI vs IND Probable Playing XIs

WI: Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy

IND: Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

 

Match Prediction

Despite the loss in their previous fixture, we back India to get the job done. They are the stronger side on paper and are very capable of turning things around. 

 

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