1. Team news: India
The Indian team is on a roll recently trouncing South Africa and Bangladesh at home with consummate ease. Virat Kohli is back into the T20 fold after taking a break against the Bangladesh and he would like to stamp his authority here as India hit the road to the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year. Indian team management will also closely look how pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar performs in the series as he is returning from an injury.
They will also have an eye on Mohammed Shami, who made a return to the white ball format after a brief hiatus, and Kuldeep Yadav. The left-arm wrist spinner has an important series against Windies to underline his striking powers. Of course, Rishabh Pant too will be under the watch after recent string of failures.
2. Team news: West Indies
The Windies certainly have the fire power to shock India even without Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. Skipper Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Lendl Simmons etc can put the Indian bowlers under pressure. And their bowling generally revolves around Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen etc and can hold on their own. But they will require a massive collective effort to thwart India's charge.
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (Captain), Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Denesh Ramdin, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Sherfane Rutherford, Shimron Hetmyer, Khary Pierre, Lendl Simmons, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Kesrick Williams.
4. Probable XI
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami.
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph.
5. MyKhel Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Openers: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul
Midlde-order: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Kieron Pollard
Wicketkeeper: Nicholas Pooran
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Jason Holder
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar.
6. Telecast details
The match will be on air from 7 PM IST on Star Sports Networks and will be streamed live on HotStar. You can also follow the match through MyKhel Live Updates.