West Indies vs. India: Second T20I preview
West Indies vs. India: Second T20I preview

The first game of the three-match T20I series between West Indies and India at Florida on Saturday ended with the Men in Blue emerging victorious. Virat Kohli's men were on the mark with the ball, as they restricted the rivals to only 95 runs, but made a heavy meal of the chase, as they lost regular wickets before finally scaling the target. The track was sluggish, with nothing on offer for the big-hitters, and with the same track expected to be used for the second game, yet another low-scoring match is be on the cards. A target of 130 should be competitive, and the team that wins the toss should opt to bat first, as run scoring will get tougher as the innings progresses. Both teams are unlikely to go in unchanged. 

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Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant (8.5 credits) 

Pant is one of the most talented players in cricket currently, but is prone to hitting rash shots that often spell doom. He was out playing an irresponsible shot in the first T20I as well, getting out for a golden duck. However, a career strike-rate of 161.48 with an average of 33.88 in 83 T20s show his potential, and he will be eager to grasp on to his chances.  

Batsman: Rohit Sharma (11 credits) 

Rohit is in the form of his life, and had a stellar World Cup as well, where he finished as the leading run-scorer. He has 4 T20Is to his name as well, which shows his

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Sarah Waris
This postgraduate in English Literature has taken on the tough task of limiting the mystic world of sports to a few hundred words. A self-confessed Kohli 'bhakt,' she falls in the category who believe that he has long surpassed the greats, yes even Tendulkar!
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