India`s 12-member team for the 1st T20I against Windies

India`s 12-member team for the 1st T20I against Windies

India`s 12-member team for the 1st T20I against Windies

Although in-form Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not feature in the match, stand-in captain Rohit Sharma and his men are still more than capable to steal a result.

Krunal Pandya will debut for India in today's match.

The highly-anticipated match will be played on November 4, Sunday, and it will start at 7 pm India time.

This wasn't Rohit Sharma's night but then Dinesh Karthik has shown in the last IPL that he too can stake claim to a piece of the Eden Gardens. He did not time the ball from the middle of the bat and it was caught at deep long on by Manish Pandey.

Earlier, Krunal was part of the T20I squad in England but didn't play a game there.

While Virat Kohli has been rested ahead of the touch Australian tour, MS Dhoni was dropped from the T20 squad and the upcoming series. Also, the match will be telecast live in HD format as well! Hotstar will avail the online streaming option for the subscribers in India, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Shimron Hetmyer would like to carry his form from the ODIs to the T20Is.

Down with a "gastric complaint", Bhuvneshwar Kumar pulled out in the last minute despite being named in the XII, but his absence was hardly felt with Yadav and debutant and Khaleel doing a fine job.

Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said: "With the T20 World Cup two years away the process of rebuilding a squad to be a competitive unit for the tournament is critical at this stage". The humidity is expected to be high and there will be a bit of dew as well throughout the match.

After losing the Test and the ODI series, West Indies are all set to challenge the hosts in a format wherein they have found a lot of success.

Brief scores: Windies 109/8 in 20 overs (Fabian Allen 27; Kuldeep Yadav 3-13, Krunal Pandya 1-15) lost to India 110/5 in 17.5 overs (Dinesh Karthik 31*, Krunal Pandya 21*; Carlos Brathwaite 2-11, Oshane Thomas 2-21) by 5 wickets. "The team retains some experienced players who will work alongside the younger group which is very important for their development".

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