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India is looking for another T20 series victory at home in the second T20I against West Indies
We predict that India will defeat West Indies.
Tournament: West Indies tour of India, 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India | Toss: To BowlBet Now
India will face the West Indies in the 2nd match of the T20 series at Eden Garden, Kolkata from 7:00 pm local time on 18th February 2021. West Indies are still in a search of the first win on this tour and the Indian team is standing in front of them to win this T20 match as well as the series at Kolkata. In the last 11, T20Is played between these 2 teams, India have completely outplayed Windies by winning 9 T20Is. The current series is all set to lay on the Eden Garden, Kolkata where Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma has staggering numbers with the bat. He smashed 40 runs from 19 balls only in the first match played here.
West Indies have power hitters in their squad but they couldn’t find a way while facing Indian leggies like Yuzi Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi in the first match. Indian team is now looking forward to utilizing those middle overs in the second game also which can help them to clinch the T20 series also at Eden Garden.
After whitewashing the Windies in the ODI series, India have continued its dominance in the T20 series. Now Indian team is set to take a 2-0 lead in the T20 series when they will face visitors at Eden Garden, Kolkata on 18th February 2021. Team India would like to continue their winning streak of 7 T20 matches when they face the Windies. Rohit Sharma has invited visitors to bat first after winning the toss and Indian bowlers gave a good start by picking up early wickets. West Indies were 74-4 in 11 overs. Debutant Ravi Bishnoi shines in his first international match and bowled a brilliant spell of 2 wickets for 17 runs in 4 overs. With the brilliant death over the attack from Harshal Patel, India managed to restrict opponents to 157 runs.
While chasing the target of 158 runs, Indian openers gave a solid start to an inning. Rohit Sharma who likes to play at Eden Garden, smashed a quick 40 runs in 19 balls to 64 runs stand for the first wicket along with Ishan Kishan. Surayakumar Yadav (34 runs from 18 balls) and Vyankatesh Iyer (24 runs from 13 balls) finished things off and India have managed to chase down the target easily.
The overall Indian squad is well-balanced and they will try to continue this combination in the second match also. They are now just one win away to clinch the series and would like to do that in this 2nd T20 match when they face Windies at Eden Garden again.
Key Players: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi
Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
YS Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Ishan Kishan, SA Yadav, Virat Kohli, Deepak Chahar, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Rishabh Pant
Except for Nicholas Pooran’s well-constructed knock with the bat at the middle order and Roston Chase’s superb spell in middle overs, West Indies were completely out of the game in the first T20 match against hosts. They will now try to come back strongly and in a search of their first win on this tour when they face the Indian side at Eden Garden again. Windies openers failed to give a good start to an inning and lost the first wicket of Brandon King in the first over of the match. The team’s leading run-scorer in the series against England, Nicholas Pooran played an important knock of 61 runs in 43 balls including 5 huge sixes. Captain Kieron Pollard added 24 runs in 19 balls at lower order and managed to put the team's 157 runs on the board.
Despite Roston Chase’s brilliant spell of 2 wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs, no other bowler could manage to put pressure on Indian batters. Indian batters easily handled the Windies’ bowling attack to chase the total with 7 balls remaining. West Indies’ overall team is looking strong on the paper but they failed to deliver their skill sets on the ground. Now, they will try to execute their plans well on the ground when they face hosts in the 2nd T20 match of the series at Eden Garden.
Key Players: Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran, Kyle Mayers.
Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (VC, wk), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Kieron Pollard (c), Romario Shepherd, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Odean Smith.
Kieron Pollard, Brandon King, Akeal Hosein, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Odean Smith
The weather will be clear with temperatures ranging between 29°C and 16°C. The wind will be flowing from the Westside at 13 km/h. The pitch has favored spinners in the first T20. Batters get an advantage in the second inning on this track while chasing the target.
The T20I series is set to be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The oldest ground in India can accommodate more than 90000 spectators.
In total 9 T20Is played at Eden Gardens so far, the team batting second has won 6 times. The team winning the toss should field first as numbers are in favour of the chasing team at this venue.
With the spin attack duo and the attacking opening pair the team has, India have an upper hand over Windies in this second T20. They have a well-balanced squad capable of facing West Indies’ attack. With 7 T20Is wins in a row, India have a clear edge over visitors in this T20 series.
We predict that India will defeat West Indies.
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