IND vs WI T20 : The first match of the three-match T20 series will played between India and West Indies tomorrow. India had earlier defeated West Indies 3-0 in the three-match ODI series. Now Team India also wants to clean the West Indies 3-0 in the T20 series. The matches of the T20 series will be played on February 16, 18 and 20. There will be major changes in Team India’s playing XI for the first T20 match. Let’s take a look at which Playing 11 India will play in the first T20 match tomorrow.
IND vs WI T20 : Rohit Sharma and Ruturaj Gaikwad are set to land for the opening.
In the first T20 match against West Indies, captain Rohit Sharma and Ruturaj Gaikwad are set to open for the opening. Playing a big trick, BCCI will field Ruturaj Gaikwad as the new opening partner of Rohit Sharma. Ruturaj Gaikwad can also win the T20 series for India on his own. Ruturaj Gaikwad is in good form. Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathor said that KL Rahul is out. In such a situation, we have Ruturaj Gaikwad as an alternative.
IND vs WI T20 : Ruturaj Gaikwad plays in IPL for Chennai Super Kings.
Ruturaj Gaikwad had scored the highest 635 runs in IPL last year and won the Orange Cap title. During this he scored 1 century and 4 half-centuries. Ruturaj Gaikwad had indicated to be in good form in the Vijay Hazare tournament last year by scoring 4 centuries in 4 consecutive matches. Seeing this ability of Ruturaj Gaikwad, he will be fielded to open with Rohit Sharma in the first T20 match against West Indies tomorrow i.e. on 16 February.
Virat Kohli will come out to bat at number 3.
While the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is sure to selected at number four. Suryakumar Yadav will come out to bat at number 5. In such a situation, Deepak Hooda is sure to selected as a spin bowling all-rounder at number 6. In such a situation, captain Rohit Sharma will sacrifice Shreyas Iyer and Ishaan Kishan, leaving him out of the playing XI.
These will be spin and fast bowlers
Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak Hooda will bowl spin. Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj and Deepak Chahar will get a chance in the playing XI as fast bowlers.
This could be India’s playing 11 in the first T20 match against West Indies:
Rohit Sharma (Captain)
Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper)
Full schedule of T20 series between India and West Indies
16 February: 1st T20 (Kolkata)
February 18: Second T20 (Kolkata)
February 20: Third T20 (Kolkata)