On a warm day here in Florida, the returning captain M.S. Dhoni won the toss and invited the West Indies team to bat first. West Indies team suffered a major blow as two of their best players, Chris gayle and Jason holder were not part of playing XI due to injuries. This leaves them with just a few options at the start in both the departments. The Indian team made few changes in the squad from their last contest against West Indies in the T20 World cup semi-final as the dashing player KL Rahul who had a good run in Tests was also included in the squad.
For West Indies wicketkeeper Andrew Fletcher was placed in the squad in the place of Gayle.
There is a forecast of rain later in the day but the game is expected to be completed by then, so rain may not have any effect on the game. Pitch looks in favour of the batsman as the ball is expected to come nicely on to the bat, though there is not much assistance for the spinners here.
170 is the average score here on this ground; one can expect the same show in this contest.
West Indies (Playing XI): Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher(w), Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w/c), Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah