India vs. West Indies: First T20I Preview
India vs. West Indies: First T20I Preview

India will start their tour of West Indies with the first T20I of the three-match series at Florida on Saturday. They would be eager to leave the disappointment of their World Cup semi-final defeat behind and start things afresh. Moreover, the T20 World Cup is just a year away and it is necessary for them to start preparations as early as possible.

West Indies, on the other hand, are returning to to their favourite format. Two World T20 titles serve testimony to how much they like this format. They have quality power-hitters in the side and bowlers who are capable of taking wickets as well. That's what makes them such a dangerous team for the shortest format.

As far as the Lineups are concerned, India is expected to go with their familiar top three of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. Either of Lokesh Rahul or Shreyas Iyer will shoulder the responsibility at No.4. Rishabh Pant will be the designated wicket-keeper in MS Dhoni's absence and Manish Pandey will most probably be the third batter for their middle order. Any two of Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya and Washington Sundar will slot into the side as the two all-rounders. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Deepak Chahar will most probably form the pace trio.

For West Indies, Evin Lewis and John Campbell will form the opening pair. Youngsters like Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer will most probably slot in to No.3 and No.4 respectively. They have

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