India vs West Indies 2nd T20I: Team India is having one hell of the home series against West Indies. After comprehensively whipping West Indies in the three matches ODI series, India decided to shift its gears for the T20I formats and won the first T20I convincingly. With immense help for the spinners, India conquered the Windies challenge in the 1st T20I, but now is the time for the second T20I.
The hosts will surely aim to put a stamp of authority in the second match itself. With a clear intention to try as many combinations and players as possible before the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, the Indian team is bringing in players to hand them their debuts. In the last match spinner, Ravi Bishnoi made his debut and the spinner is likely to carry forward with his brilliant bowling display.
Meanwhile, the visitors would like to reflect upon their weaknesses and try to avoid the mistakes they did in the first T20I. Windies batters were troubled by the Indian spinners and the same was highlighted by Nicholas Pooran who played a gritty half-century.
For West Indies, the only target would be to rebound and defeat India to level the three-match series. However, with spin playing a dominant role in Eden Gardens, the challenge would be extremely big to conquer.
Match: India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I
Day/Date: Friday/February 18
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
India vs West Indies 2nd T20I Pitch Report:
Similar to the first encounter, spinners will get healthy support from the surface. The seamers will find some swing upfront but it will become easy to bat on as the game progresses. With dew playing its part, the batting will become a lot easier. Skipper winning the toss would love to bowl first, purely due to the dew factor.
India vs West Indies Probable Playing11 and Full Squad:
India Playing11: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer/Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar/Mohammed Siraj/Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Full Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harshal Patel, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
West Indies Playing11: 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.
Full Squad: Jason Holder, Brandon King, Darren Bravo, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Sheldon Cottrell, Kieron Pollard(c), Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Nicholas Pooran(w), Akeal Hosein, Dominic Drakes, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh
India vs West Indies 2nd T20I Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Tips:
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Kyle Mayers (vc), Kieron Pollard, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi