Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree and Kieron Pollard return as world champions face India in one-off Twenty20 International
There was some excitement at the Sabina Park on Friday and Saturday as the big names of West Indies cricket finally returned to play in maroons. Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine, all of who were left out of the ODIs despite being fit and available, took the field and after a brief chat with coach Stuart Law got down to business.
Gayle did not have a good IPL Twenty/20 form.
“These are players who are massively experienced in Twenty20 cricket. You don’t need to tell them anything. They’ve played more Twenty20s than I have,” coach Law said when asked how tough it is to handle frequently changing sides.
The hosts, having been thrashed by India 3-1 in the ODIs will look to restore pride when they take on India in the one-off Twenty20 International here on Sunday.
West Indies are the world champions in this format and they have had the better of India, winning four and losing two in seven Twenty20 Internationals.
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Chris Gayle is 37 now, will be playing for West Indies after over a year. He is looking to play at the 50-over World Cup in 2019 as well as the next Twenty20 World Cup.
Team India will look to complete their tour of the West Indies with a win.
Captain Virat Kohli might open in the one-off Twenty20, aiming to finish their Caribbean sojourn on a high.
Ajinkya Rahane has had a fantastic ODI series with close to 350 runs including a century and three half-tons, Kohli opening the innings with Shikhar Dhawan looks more likely considering the change in format.
Squad India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami.
West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Samuel Badree, Ronsford Beaton, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton (wk), Kesrick Williams. Match Starts: IST 9 pm.
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Live International T20 Cricket
India vs W Indies
July 9, 2017, 4:25pm
The match will telecast on Ten 1 HD, Ten 3, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD.
begins at 9:00 PM IST (Sunday evening). The toss will take place 30 minutes before the start of live action.
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