India vs West Indies 3rd T20I Highlights – 8th Aug 2023

Providence Stadium, Guyana got it’s highest total 191/5 in the shortest format of international cricket in 2010 scored by England against the home team West Indies. It was the ICC World T20I match. Windies scored their highest total 169/5 against Bangladesh in 2022, India scored 152/7 in their last T20I and lost that match.

Pitch and weather:

The surface for the second T20I at Providence Stadium was a slow one, and it’s likely to remain that way; expect spin and slower balls to have their say once more. The weather is expected to be cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon.

India vs West Indies 3rd T20I Highlights 2023, Tuesday 8-8-2023. India tour of West Indies & USA 2023, Providence Stadium, Guyana.

Rovman Powell: Looks like a slow surface. Jason Holder picked up a niggle in his knee. The medical staff suggested he get a break. In comes Roston Chase. Guys are very excited. We are on the doorsteps of victory. The guys are very optimistic. Hopefully things go well. It [the plans] becomes very important when you play a team like India.
Hardik Pandya: We were looking to bat. We have some plans to keep things simple to him [Pooran]. Hope he misses and mistimes one and gets out. We’ll try to keep things simple.

Toss: WI chose to bat first.

India team: Yashasvi, Shubman, Suryakumar, Tilak, Hardik (capt), Sanju (capt), Axar, Arshdeep, Yuzvendra, Mukesh, Kuldeep
West Indies team: King, Mayers, Charles, Pooran (wk), Powell(capt), Hetmyer, Shepherd, Chase, Hosein, Joseph, McCoy

Head to Head In T20I’s: 26
India Won: 17
West Indies Won: 9
India T20I Rankings: 1st
West Indies T20I Rankings: 7th

Form guide
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
West Indies WWWLW

Match Timings: 2:30 PM GMT | 10:30 AM Local
Umpires – Nigel Duguid, Patrick Gustard
TV Umpire – Leslie Reifer
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Gregory Brathwaite
Match number – T20I no. 2192

Rovman Powell:

We were 10-15 runs short. It was a pretty good wicket. The start we got [with the bat], it was something we asked for. We lost way in the middle. In the heat of the moment, we wanted to give Charles the chance [at No. 3]. Nicholas has been destructive. Things went smoothly. We were just 10-15 short. We bowled too much pace-on deliveries. We weren’t away from that. We have a few days to sit down and relax and come back.

Hardik Pandya:

[Win] Very important. We spoke about that fact, that these games will be very important. We had to back ourselves. Two losses or two wins do not change things. We have a long-term plan and it was important we showed our character. [Spinners] There was no certain plans. We wanted to use them more with Nicky [Pooran] not coming in.

Axar didn’t bowl in the last match, but the way he bowled today, I could use Yuzi and Kuldeep later. Mukesh and Arshdeep ended well. [Bowling to Nicholas] If Nicky wants to hit ,let him hit me. I like that kind of competition. I knew I couldn’t err in line and length. It’s exciting. I hope he comes after me in the fourth game. Within the group it is important we back ourselves.

It is what it is. We don’t have someone at 8. But bowlers win you games. If batters scores runs, you don’t anyone at 8. The next game will be exciting. [On Surya-Tilak stand] Brilliant. Both of them play together and they understand each other. I am lucky to have someone like Surya, who likes such challenges. And he wants to take the responsibilities. He sends a lot of confidence within the group.

Suryakumar Yadav is the Player of the Match:

It was really important to be myself in teh powerplay. The tam wanted me to bat a much as possible. I practiced these [scoops] strokes a lot. I have loved to do that. I just like to express myself. We’ve batted for a long time now. [Batting with Tilak] We both understand each other. It was his day to bat with maturity. He was batting with a lot of confidence. Helped me bat well. We spoke in the team meeting. Our captain said it was important for someone to put their hand up.

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