India will take on West Indies in the third T20I of the five-match series at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Tuesday, August 8. The hosts won both the first two games and lead the series 2-0.
In the first T20I, debutant Tilak Varma’s 22-ball 39 was not enough to take India to a win, as they eventually fell short of the target by four runs. Chasing 150 to win, India were able to muster only 145.
India’s batting woes were seen again in the second T20I, where Verma was again the lone warrior with the bat, scoring a half century. With not much contribution from the rest of the batsman, India managed to post a total of only 152, which the bowlers were unable to defend. The visitors will now look to avoid a series defeat by coming back stronger in the third match.
In their 27 encounters, India holds a significant advantage over West Indies with 17 victories, while West Indies has secured 9 wins. Additionally, one match between the two teams ended in a No Result.
Ahead of the third India vs WI T20I, here is everything you need to know
West Indies vs India Injury Update
Both teams do not have any new injury concerns, except that Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj were ruled out with injuries ahead of the series.
India vs West Indies Predicted XI
West Indies Predicted XI
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell (c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
India Predicted XI
Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan
West Indies vs India Match Details
Match: West Indies vs India
Date & Time: August 8, 8.00 PM IST
Venue: Providence Stadium in Georgetown, Guyana
West Indies vs India Fantasy Team
Captain: Nicholas Pooran
Vice-captain: Hardik Pandya
Wicketkeepers: Nicholas Pooran, Ishan Kishan
Batters: Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Rovman Powell
All-rounders: Jason Holder, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein
West Indies vs India: Trinidad Weather and Pitch Report
Going by the previous T20I, which was held here, the wicket is difficult to score runs. It is a largely bowling-friendly wicket and a high scoring game is unlikely on the cards.
The weather in Georgetown will not be favourable. Rain may interrupt play as there is a 65% chance of a thunderstorm.
West Indies vs India, 3rd T20I Broadcast details
The third T20I between West Indies and India will be live on Doordarshan as far as TV is concerned.
India vs West Indies Live Streaming
Fancode and Jio Cinema have picked up streaming rights of the West Indies vs India match. The toss will take place at 7.30 PM IST.
West Indies vs India T20I matches Head to Head
|Matches won by India||17|
|Matches won by West Indies||9|
India vs West Indies Match Prediction
Given how the first two matches unfolded, West Indies are the favourites to win this game. But India has quite a few impressive players in their ranks who could turn the tables. The result of the game can thus go either way.