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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 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77