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INDIA VS WEST INDIES, 1ST T20I, VENUE: CENTRAL BROWARD REGIONAL PARK STADIUM TURF GROUND, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA, INDIA WON THE TOSS AND OPTED TO BOWL FIRST.

INDIA VS WEST INDIES, 1ST T20I, VENUE: CENTRAL BROWARD REGIONAL PARK STADIUM TURF GROUND, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA, INDIA WON THE TOSS AND OPTED TO BOWL FIRST.

The news coming from Florida is that India have won the toss and their skipper Dhoni opted to bat first and allowing the current T20 champions to set a target, it will very interesting to watch the West Indies team as of how will they start this shorter format of the game.

 

Indian team came up with a very significant change allowing Stuart Binny in place of inform batsmen Shikhar Dhawan but for Rahul it is a great opportunity for him to prove, opening with somebody like Rohit Sharma. And from the West Indies side the mighty Chris Gayle will not be seen because of the injury.


This is wat the Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni said during the toss:

"We will bowl first. We had a decent preparation. The boys from the Test series had a good build-up, only me and Bumrah did not have much of a practice. It's a good challenge. We always felt this is abig market because of the Asian community here. The facility here is also very good. It's a great venue and good to come here and play cricket."


On the belhalf of the West Indies team their captain Carlos Brathwaite said:

"The fans expect us to play good cricket and continue our good show from the World T20. We want to play aggressive cricket with smiles on our faces. Few of the guys had CPL experience. Chris Gayle and Jason Holder are not playing."


Playing XI:

West Indies: Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher(w), Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree

 

India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w/c), Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah

 

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75