Young Windies squad for three T20IS against India

Heather Diaz
November 4, 2018

Regular T20I openers, Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis, have already pulled out of the squad, citing personal reasons in both instances.

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. "No comments, you will be sent a press release later", she told IANS soon after skipper Carlos Brathwaite finished his pre-match media interaction.

Left-hander Darren Bravo, meanwhile, has not played global cricket in two years because of a protracted dispute with Cricket West Indies, and the last of his 12 T20s came four years ago.

However, though short on experience, Brathwaite backed the squad to make their mark, pointing out that the young stars were up for the challenge.

The Windies were outplayed by India in the Test series but they are a different beast when it comes to the T20s. "We wish the team every success on a challenging assignment in India", he said.

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Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said: "With the T20 World Cup two years away the process of rebuilding a squad to be a competitive unit for the tournament is critical at this stage". Former West Indies captain Brian Lara is mighty impressed with the way Kohli has taken his batting and captaincy to the next level.

However, Brathwaite said there was no shame in being labelled underdogs, especially against a strong side home-side.

What TV channel and live stream is the 1st T20I between India and West Indies Live Streaming on? India's last win against the Windies came way back on March 23, 2014 in the World T20 in Bangladesh.

"I know the crowd in Kolkata is always massive so it's very, very loud". Krunal Pandya is likely to make his global debut for this series and if conditions allow, even Khaleel Ahmed might appear in the T20Is for the first time. He announced three debutants: fast bowler Oshane Thomas, left-arm spin-bowling allrounder Khary Pierre, and batting allrounder Fabian Allen.

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