Rohit: “Not looking at the conditions, just what the team prefers to do. (More sixes in the powerplay last match) There’s always a talk about capitalising the powerplay. We also know what comes with it. It’s a small ground, a six-hitting ground, but to be honest the average score here is not that big. When the guys have been given the freedom to express themselves, we understand what comes with a high-risk shot. (Struggle vs left-arm seam) I don’t know about that. We want to improve in all aspects of the game. But last two series, the left-arm seamers have really done well. But I don’t see it as a concern. There will be bowlers bowling at you, and if you are looking to play shots, you can get out. One change: Jadeja gets some rest, Deepak Hooda is in.”
Pooran: “Wicket got slow in the second innings yesterday, so want to put up respectable first innings score here. We utilised the conditions well with the ball. We continuously looked for wickets and certain things went our way yesterday. (Left-arm seam v India) We saw how Obed and Akeal bowl well yesterday. Something we thought about as well. We have an extra left-arm seamer today instead of Odean Smith. Dominic Drakes is in.”
India vs West Indies 3rd T20I Highlights today, Tuesday 2-8-2022. 3rd T20I, India tour of West Indies from Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.
(Last five matches, most recent first)
West Indies: WLWWL
Toss: India chose to field.
India team: Rohit, Suryakumar, Iyer, Hooda, Pant, Hardik, Karthik, Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar, Avesh, Arshdeep.
West Indies team: Mayers, King, Pooran, Hetmyer, Thomas, Powell, Holder, Drakes, Hosein, Joseph, McCoy.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 22
India Won: 14
West Indies Won: 7
Match Timings: 16:00 GMT | 12:00 Local
Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite, Leslie Reifer
TV Umpires – Patrick Gustard
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Nigel Duguid
Match number – T20I no. 1720