India vs West Indies, 1st T20I

India vs West Indies, 1st T20I

But many fans were angered as MS Dhoni missed out on a big milestone for India.

The visitors have beaten India in five of their seven meetings in T20Is - a comforting stat that should give the new-look West Indies a lot of confidence.

Rohit Sharma will captain India in the first T20I against Windies on Sunday after BCCI announced the starting 12 for the game in Kolkata.

Wicketkeeper-batsmen Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik have been named in the 12-man squad but the Delhi Daredevils youngster, who had set Indian Premier League 2018 on fire, is all set to don the gloves.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli chased the target in just 14.5 overs despite the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan early on.

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West Indies have endured a hard tour, losing both Tests inside three days and then going down 3-1 in the subsequent one-day series. While the Carlos Brathwaite-led side practised at the Eden Gardens on Saturday (November 3), Russell wasn't with the team during their sessions. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are injured at this time.

The stats also favour the World T20 holders who have a five-two record from eight exchanges from 2009-17. However, the Windies are a completely different team when it comes to T20s.

India's last win against West Indies came way back on March 23, 2014 in the World T20 in Bangladesh, and Sharma will have his task cut out in his quest to start well at his happy hunting ground. The seasoned Mumbai batsman was the second highest scorer behind Kohli, scoring 389 runs at 129.66, that included two hundreds.

On the other hand, the Indian team has been on a roll at home for quite some time and against a weakened Windies have looked invincible for most parts of the series. India will be looking at its current No. 2 ranking in the ICC list to fire itself up for the challenge.

Kohli's absence would mean KL Rahul will come into the picture while Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are expected to add firepower in the middle order alongside Krunal Pandya.

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

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