New Delhi: Team India suffered an ignominious defeat in the Twenty20 matches against West Indies, days after sweeping series victory in the Test & ODIs against the hosts. Men in Blue rode high on their ‘over average’ show in the Test & ODI series and hoped to breeze their way through the T20s also but they received a big jolt in the 5 match series of shortest form of game.
West Indies made impressive comeback against India and won 2 consecutive matches of T20, thereby taking lead of 2-0 against the visitors. Now, the Caribbeans are just one victory away from clinching the five-match T20 series.
The Men in Blue face an onerous task of putting up spectacular show if they want to either level up the series or snatch victory from ‘the jaws of defeat’.
Meanwhile, as Team India prepares for a tough fightback, there are concerns over climatic conditions at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, where the two teams are set to lock horns for the third T20 clash.
Hardik Pandya’s captaincy has also come under question over India’s poor show in the shorter format of game. A lot of cricket fans, echoed Kapil Dev’s recent diatribe, where the latter pulled up Indian cricketers of getting arrogant on account of high earnings.
India Vs WI, 3rd T20: Weather Report
While the teams get ready for clash, all eyes on weather conditions at the Georgetown and hoping that it doesn’t play any spoiler, as earlier suggested.
According to first hand reports, the sky is likely to be clear with no chance for rains. The temperature is likely to hover between 26 to 40 degrees and wind speed would be likely around 43 km/hour.
3rd T20: Pitch Report
In first look, the pitch at Providence Stadium looks to be favouring the bowlers including spinners & pacers. Batters are likely to face challenges in putting big scores. The average total at this pitch stands at 122. If batting team scores above 150, it would be a good target to the challengers.
India vs WI: Likely Playing Squad
Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan/ Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rovman Powell (c), Brandon King, Johnson Charles (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy