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IND vs WI: The second major match of the T20 series between India and West Indies will be played at Warner Park in St Kitts on Monday. After winning the first match, Rohit Sharma and Co., who have taken a 1-0 lead in the series, will now have their eyes fixed on the second T20 match. In the first match, India had defeated the hosts by 68 runs, and looking at the way the opposition players were performing, it is not difficult to guess that if the Caribbean team continues to take the matches lightly in the same way. The series will easily get out of hand.
At the same time, Rohit Sharma would like to maintain his dominance on the series by winning the second consecutive match (IND vs WI). However, before the second match, lets take a look at every single piece of information related to it
Scoring runs at Basseterre ground has not been easy. So far the West Indies team has played 10 matches here and has won six, while it has lost two. Two matches are inconclusive. The average run rate here is just 7.23 runs. In such a situation, a team scoring more than 150 runs can expect the bowlers to win the match. The highest score so far on this ground is 182 runs. At the same time, the shortest score is 45 runs. West Indies players like to play big shots. In such a situation, they may have trouble on this ground.
The WI team is going through the worst in recent years His batting again failed miserably as the batsmen failed to score runs. Chasing a colossal target of 191, West Indies blazed up against Indias spin attack. In the end, Nicholas Pooran & Co could only manage 122/8. Kyle Meyers and Shamrah Brooks will probably open the innings. Jason Holder will bat in the one-down position. Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer will take over the batting of the middle order. West Indies will be captained by Nicholas Pooran. Akil Hossein will command the spin bowling of the team. His teams pace attack will be led by Alzarri Joseph and Keemo Paul.
Suryakumar Yadav started the innings with Rohit Sharma in the first T20 and the same can be seen in this match as well. However, Suryakumar has been dismissed after playing poor shots against the spin bowlers in the last two innings and would like to avoid the mistake this time around. India won the first match by a huge margin. In such a situation, captain Rohit Sharma would not want to tamper with the team. However, in place of Shreyas Iyer, who flopped in the first match, Sanju Samson or Deepak Hooda can be given a chance.
Rohit provided Indias base with a knock of 64 off 44 balls and Karthik scored an unbeaten 41 off 19, which included 4 fours and two sixes. Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav will open the innings. Suryakumar Yadav opened the innings for India for the first time and is expected to play the same role. Shreyas Iyer will bat in the one-down position. The middle-order batting will be handled by Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya. Rishabh Pant will keep wickets for India. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi will take charge of their teams spin bowling. Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead their teams fast bowling attack.
Before the second match between India and West Indies, lets talk about Warner Park in St Kitts, this pitch is often known as the one that helps the team to chase. Because here the team batting first has to face a lot of struggle in setting the board score. The first average score of 120 suggested by the batting team. However, this will be a new pitch for the India vs West Indies T20I and the batsmen can get more support here. But, this ground has often been known as the favorite of bowlers. That is, in the IND vs WI match, there can be a tight turn between bowlers and batsmen on this pitch
Let us tell you that rain will play a role in the second T20 match between Windies and India (IND vs WI) to be held at Warner Park in St Kitts on Monday. On August 1, the temperature here will be 30 to 26 degrees Celsius. The wind will blow at a speed of 27 kilometers per hour. Whereas the humidity will be 73 percent and the chance of rain is only 30 percent. That is, the mood of the match will be exactly according to the fans and the entire match will be completed due to any disturbance.