Kolkata T20I: Karthik, Pandya secure India's nervy win

Kolkata T20I: Karthik, Pandya secure India's nervy win

Kolkata T20I: Karthik, Pandya secure India's nervy win

Now, yesterday the team management declared the 12-man squad for the first T20 match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata and Krunal Pandya could make a debut into the Indian squad.

Allen eventually fell to another T20 debutant, seamer Khaleel Ahmed, who followed up his promising display in India's recent ODI series triumph against Windies with 1-16. He did not time the ball from the middle of the bat and it was caught at deep long on by Manish Pandey. T20 specialist MS Dhoni has also been dropped from the side.

In 2018, Dhoni, who has also captained India to 50-over World Cup glory in 2011, managed only 245 runs at 27.22 in 17 matches.

Where and how to watch the online live streaming of India vs West Indies? The contest will be competed at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata.

The three matches will also give another opportunity to young pacer Khaleel Ahmed who drew a lot of praise from skipper Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri during the ODIs. The visitors though have struggled in their favourite format in the ongoing year, managing only two wins from nine matches so far. The umpire missed the snick which the cameras detected to help West Indies find an early break. The humidity is expected to be high and there will be a bit of dew as well throughout the match. Hosts India have been dominating them since the start of the series in October.

A weakened but still risky West Indies will clash with powerhouses India in the opening Twenty20 global here Sunday, hoping to spring a surprise and also halt their decline in what has become their most successful format. On current form, having recorded big wins in the Test and ODI series, India look to be the favorites but West Indies are a completely different team when it comes to T20Is.

"What we have to face at this point in time is with the squad that we have, which in my opinion is a very exciting squad and it's for us to find a way to get the best out of each and every player in that squad, to not only challenge and compete but come out victorious against the Indian team". The scale of success tilts heavily in favour of Carlos Brathwaite-led side, which has won five out of its eight clashes against India.

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