India vs West Indies, 1st T20I

India vs West Indies, 1st T20I

India vs West Indies, 1st T20I

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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While Virat Kohli has been rested ahead of the touch Australian tour, MS Dhoni was dropped from the T20 squad and the upcoming series.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli chased the target in just 14.5 overs despite the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan early on.

This wasn't Rohit Sharma's night but then Dinesh Karthik has shown in the last IPL that he too can stake claim to a piece of the Eden Gardens. It was 4/45 when Pant fell, worse than West Indies who were 4/47, before Karthik and Pandey absorbed the pressure with a 38-run stand and before he and Pandya took India home. Who can forget that his four consecutive sixes to Ben Stokes, which led the Windies to win the World Cup 2016.

Preview: The "end of Dhoni era" notion has been dismissed unequivocally but then India, for the first time, will still be without the figure with a monumental body of work when they face West Indies in the opening T20 International Sunday.

After losing the Test and the ODI series, West Indies are all set to challenge the hosts in a format wherein they have found a lot of success. The good balls from the fast bowlers -- like when debutant Khaleel Ahmed angled one across Denesh Ramdin and induced an edge or when he tempted Kieron Pollard with a ball that slanted away or the Jasprit Bumrah delivery that beat Darren Bravo but missed the outside edge -- didn't fetch wickets.

The toss will take place at 6:30 PM IST.

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. The live stream will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. Khaleel Ahmed is also in the fray on a pace-friendly pitch in Kolkata but that will depend on the composition of the squad and if India decides to go without an all-rounder or not.

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