Man of the Match: Deepak Chahar
India looking to finish the series with a clean sweep!
Our Prediction is India to win!
Host West Indies will be looking to earn a consolation win when they take on India in the third and final T20I game of the series played at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Tuesday.
For West Indies, the batting department has not delivered at all in this series. in the previous game, the side once again suffered defeat at the hands of India to lose the T20I series. Captain Carlos Brathwaite will be hoping that the batsmen can make amends for their mistakes made in the previous game and come up with a better batting display in this dead rubber.
On the other hand, India once again delivered a pitch-perfect performance with bat and ball to clinch the T20I series. The visitors managed to beat West Indies by 22 runs (via DLS method), courtesy splendid performances from Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya. Virat Kohli will be focused to make sure that India maintains its standards and complete a clean sweep over West Indies in the three-match T20I series.
The home side has struggled to produce decent totals against India in this three-match T20I series. The batting lineup has clearly failed to adjust to the conditions and delivered below-par performances in the first two games of the series. For West Indies, they will need to improve their batting performance in order to earn a consolation win in this final game of the series. Skipper Carlos Brathwaite has looked out of ideas in the first two matches and will need to make better plans in order to compete against a formidable team like India.
In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetymer to do the bulk of the scoring.in this game. Opening batsman Evin Lewis poor continued as he was dismissed for a duck in this game. Pugnacious opener needs to spend time in the middle in order to find form with the bat in the final game of the series. West Indies of using makeshift opener Sunil Narine also backfired as he was dismissed by Washington Sundar in the initial overs of the innings.
All-rounder Rovman Powell was the standout performer with the bat for West Indies in the previous game. He scored 54 runs off 34 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. He will be looking to continue his rich vein of form with the bat in the final game of the series. Wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran produced a timid performance with the bat in the previous game. He clearly looked clueless against India bowlers and scored 19 off 34 balls with the help of one four. Shimron Hetymer needs to bat higher in the order if West Indies wants to post a competitive score on the board against India in the final game of the series.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the new-ball pair of Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell to make early inroads with the new-ball. The pace duo bowled well and picked up four wickets between them.
Evin Lewis, Khary Pierre, Shimron Hetymer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Sunil Narine, Oshane Thomas, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell.
Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Rovman Powell, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Evin Lewis, Oshane Thomas
On the other hand, India delivered a clinical performance with bat and ball to clinch the T20I series against West Indies. Captain Virat Kohli will be hoping that the side can guard against complacency and continue their winning streak over West Indies in the final game of the series. Opening batsman Rohit Sharma was the star of the show with the bat for India. He put on a 67-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan to help India get off to a perfect start in their innings. Sharma looked in splendid form with the bat and picked up boundaries at regular intervals. He scored 67 off 51 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Dhawan, who chipped in with 23 off 16 balls with the help of three boundaries. For this game, the side will be hoping that opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan can continue their good form with the bat and deliver crucial runs in this dead rubber.
Indian Captain Virat Kohli also produced crucial innings of 28 runs off 23 balls and added 48-run partnership to see India post a competitive total on the board.
The visitors will be relying on their top three batsmen to produce the runs in this game as well. Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and Manish Pandey once again failed to impress with the bat in this game as well. The duo needs to produce runs for the side in this format.
All-rounder Krunal Pandya also produced a quick-fire cameo to see India post 167 for the loss of five wickets in their 20 overs. He also contributed handsomely with the ball as well and finished with figures of 2 for 23 in 3.3 overs. In the bowling department, the focus will be on the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Washington Sundar to make produce wickets with the new-ball.
Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed
Virat Kohli, Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Lokesh Rahul, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, NA Saini
The wicket prepared for the game might be on the slower side and batsmen will need to work hard for their runs. Expect spinners to play a big role in the outcome of this game. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Tuesday is expected to have scattered thunderstorms with variable clouds.
Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first on this wicket. Traditionally, the Providence Stadium in Guyana provides favorable assistance to spinners.
Based on current form, Virat Kohli's India look outright favorites to win their game against West Indies. With bowlers delivering excellent performances in the first two games, India will be keen to produce another dominant display in this dead rubber. With the top order delivering the goods with the bat in the previous game, India will hard to beat in this contest.
Our winning prediction for the day is: Expect India to complete a clean sweep over West Indies!