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West Indies won the second match of the T20 series between India and West Indies by five wickets. With this win, the Caribbean team has leveled the series 1-1. In this match, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and elected to bat and Obed McCoy sent Indian captain Rohit Sharma to the pavilion in the very first ball. It was understood from here that India is going to be difficult in this match. However, Team India now plays more aggressively and even after Rohits dismissal, the batsmen continued to play big shots.
In Basseterres pitch, the ball was coming on the bat with good speed and bounce, but the Indian batsmen wanted to play the shot hard. Because of this, Indias wickets kept falling one by one. In 19.4 overs, the entire team was reduced to 138 runs and West Indies did take 19.2 overs, but chased down the target easily.
Suryakumar Yadav is a right-handed batsman from India. He hasnt done anything good in this series. It is expected that in the third match, they will give a good start to Team India. So far Suryakumar Yadav has scored 35 runs, Team India will have high hopes from him.
Nicholas Pooran is a left-handed batsman from West Indies. He has scored 32 runs in this series so far. As captain, Bah would like to rectify his mistake and the team will have high hopes from him that he will be a safe pick to consider for this match.
Rohit Sharma In the first match, Rohit Sharma played brilliant innings of 64 runs in 44 balls but in the second T20 he got out on a golden duck. Hopefully, this will motivate him to play another big inning in the third T20I.
Brandon King On a tough pitch, Brandon King played a responsible innings as he scored 68 off 52 balls in the second T20I which will surely boost his confidence in the upcoming matches.
The match will be played at Warner Park in St Kitts and Nevis. This pitch is going to be challenging for batting. Bowlers will be helped here, swing will also be seen along with bounce. Winning the toss and opting to bowl first here will be the right one, chasing the target will be easy here. If the team batting first scores more than 180 runs then the pressure on the team batting in the second innings will increase.
The third IND vs WI T20I will start at 9:30 pm. So far 11 T20 matches have been played in St Kitts, of which seven matches have been won by the team batting first and two matches have been won by the team batting first. The temperature will be around 30-35 degrees with 74 percent humidity. The game is expected to remain cloudy with the interference of rain in between. The series has seen rain interruptions before.