The Test series might have been a lopsided affair with the Indian team comprehensively winning the four-match series by 2-0 but the story is going to be entirely different when the Indian team lock horns against the World T20 champions in the upcoming T20I series in Florida, USA. With players like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell and Carlos Brathwaite, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, the series is going to be fiercely fought.
West Indies are a team tailor-made for T20 cricket, and with all of their senior, high-profile players returning to the squad, they will have no issue matching India in every department.
The last time the sides met in this format was in the ICC World T20 2016 semi-final in Mumbai and it ended in a heartbreak for the Indian team as they lost against the eventual winners. The Indian team will surely like to take the revenge for that disappointing loss and it makes an exciting plot for the much anticipated clash between the T20 giants.
Meanwhile, India’s 14-man squad for the series created a lot of buzz as sevearl stars were not picked. Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Pawan Negi, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra and Manish Pandey who were a part of this year’s World T20 were not selected and Suresh Raina was a notable absentees too.
J Charles, ADS Fletcher†, E Lewis, MN Samuels, LMP Simmons, KA Pollard, AD Russell, DJ Bravo, CR Brathwaite*, SP Narine, S Badree
RG Sharma, KL Rahul, V Kohli, AM Rahane, MS Dhoni*†, STR Binny, R Ashwin, RA Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, JJ Bumrah, B Kumar