India vs West Indies Score 1st T20 and streaming: India Sunday registered a five-wicket victory over West Indies in a T20 International played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The victory came on the back of debutant Krunal Pandya’s flourish and Dinesh Karthik’s poise here Sunday. Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav (3/13) led the Indian bowlers’ fine show to restrict 109 for eight after being asked to bat by India in the first T20 International at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
The venue was of significant importance to the visitors who won the T20 World Cup final here against England two years ago with a thrilling finish. This is the first time when Windies is playing a bilateral T20 series in India and stakes will be high for both the sides.
MSK Prasad-led selection committee had picked a relatively young side as India is set to play first T20 International at home without MS Dhoni. Krunal Pandya is set to make his international debut after being picked in the initial 12-man squad and Rishabh Pant gets another chance to push his case for a place in next year’s 50-over World Cup squad. The lack of bowling options in the first six will once again trouble the Indian skipper.
West Indies, on the other hand, was given a major blow as Andre Russell was ruled out of the series with an injury. Interestingly, Kieron Pollard will be playing his first T20I in India after featuring in the Indian Premier League and Champions League T20 for nearly a decade.
Squads for IND vs WI 1st T20:
India – Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant(w), Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Shreyas Iyer, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Windies – Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Denesh Ramdin(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Oshane Thomas, Khary Pierre, Obed McCoy.