Florida: India will take on West Indies in the 1st of the 3-match T20I series at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill here in USA today. The match is scheduled to begin at 8 PM (IST).
The Men-in-blue will be looking to begin preparations for next year’s ICC T20 World Cup with a strong showing against the Caribbean.
The series will serve as a chance for India to blood some young talent, like Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer etc.
MS Dhoni's absence is the perfect opportunity for @RishabhPant17 to gain experience and unleash his potential – #TeamIndia Captain @imVkohli ahead of the 1st T20I against West Indies.#WIvIND pic.twitter.com/1r3QjpuLZl
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 2019
Statistics says Rohit Sharma will surpass Chris Gayle for the highest number of sixes in T20 Internationals if he hits four more maximums. Rohit has so far struck 102 sixes in 94 T20 Internationals while the big-hitting Jamaican tops the list with 105 in 58 outings
India squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
West Indies squad: Carlos Brathwaite (C), Anthony Bramble, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Oshane Thomas.