Kolkata: India Vs West Indies Ball by ball commentary, Live scorecard

Ball by ball commentary:

After clean sweeping test series,  dominating ODI series… India will now play t20’s against  West Indies, who are better side while in the shortest format.. Kolakata will host the first t20. Dhoni  isn’t selected for the t20 series. Virat Kohli is also rested and captaincy is given to rohit Sharma once again.

If history is considered,  West Indies are firm favorites for t20’s. They have won five of seven t20’s played here in India. India has lost three of last four games. Loses include the defeat against Windies in semifinal if 2016.

Pitch conditions

Eden Gardens is always friendly to batters. Spectators can expect a run feast. No chance of rain according to forecast.

Team composition

Rayudu is front runner for Kohli;s spot. KL Rahul’s may also be considered for his performance in IPL. Though Dinesh karthik is in the side, Rishabh pant is favourite to don the gloves. Its is a good sign for Indian cricket team that Khaleel Ahmed is performing with Bumrah and Bhuvaneswar Kumar. Spin department should not be a concern for India because kuldeep has abundant experience playing  here in IPL.

Amplified Windies team

West Indies look strong  with joining of stalwarts. Carlos Brathwaite, who is ominous t20 player, took reigns from Jason holder. Kiron pollard also joined the squad along with Darren Bravo. But void left by Andre Russel cannot  be filled. It’s his unavailability that will keep West Indies as underdogs .Carlos Brathwaite  has got fond memories on this very ground. It was this very ground  where he hit four consecutive sixes of Ben Stokes to win 2016 icc t20 cup. Their middle order is strong with Dinesh Ramdin, Kieron Pollard Darren Bravo.

Cricinfo predictions

  • Team chasing to win the match.
  • Rohit Sharma to score a half century.
  • Kuldeep yadav to pick up atleat one wicket.