India won the three-match ODI series against West indies on 27 July 2022 at a margin of 3-0. After winning both the T20I and ODI series against England last month, India came to West Indies for the ODI series and a five-match T20I series. Star players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were given rest.
Therefore, Shikhar Dhawan got the opportunity to lead in this series while Ravindra Jadeja was the vice-captain. However, on the eve of the series opener, Jadeja got ruled out due to his knee injury. Hence, Shreyas Iyer got the duties of deputy of Dhawan. All young players like Shubman Gill came up with some excellent performances throughout the series. Gill also won the player of the series award for scoring 205 runs in three matches.
Now, India is going to face West Indies in a five-match T20I series, starting from 29 July to 7 August 2022. Three matches will happen in West Indies while the last matches will happen in the US. Star players like Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar arrived on 26 July. They will join others for this T20I series as it is going to be a good test for them ahead of the T20 World Cup, later this year in Australia.
However, Virat Kohli will again miss this series as he requested rest from the whole Tour. KL Rahul was looking for a comeback. But, he got tested Covid-19 positive earlier this week. Now, medical representatives have requested him one more week’s rest for a full recovery. Rohit Sharma will be back in action as the skipper of the side. On the other side, West Indies announced a 16-member squad for this series.
T20I series Schedule with Venues, Time:
|29-Jul-2022||1st T20I||Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||08:00 PM IST|
|01-Aug-2022||2nd T20I||Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts||08:00 PM IST|
|02-Aug-2022||3rd T20I||Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts||08:00 PM IST|
|06-Aug-2022||4th T20I||Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida||08:00 PM IST|
|07-Aug-2022||5th T20I||Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida||08:00 PM IST|
Squads for Both Teams:
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (Captain), Rovman Powell (Vice Captain), Shamarh Brooks, Dominic Drakes, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Key Players to Watch Out for in the series:
After having a good performance in England in the white-ball format, India’s key players can be Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, and Hardik Pandya. On the other side, Akeal Hosein, Nicholas Pooran, and Rovman Powell can be key players for West Indies in this upcoming series.
Doordarshan Sports (DD Sports) will telecast all these matches on TV while the live streaming will be on the Fancode App.