Deepak Chahar struck early as he removed Lendl Simmons cheaply in the Hyderabad T20I against West Indies. (Photo Credit : PTI )
11 Twenty20 Internationals. This is the number of games that will remain for India before their World T20 clash against South Africa at the New Perth Stadium in OCtober 2020. After the three matches against the West Indies, they will play three more games against Sri Lanka before culminating in a massive five-match Twenty20 International series in New Zealand. These 11 games, in addition to the IPL that will be played till May, gives the Indian cricket team the opportunity to fine tune some of the loopholes in the side. For the West Indies, they will be desperate to snap their losing run against India, having lost six consecutive games ever since the World T20 clash in 2016.
19:27 hrs IST: West Indies have gotten off to a fine start. Lewis is dealing primarily in boundaries. He blasts Bhuvneshwar for a six over deep point and then short-arm pulls a short ball to fine leg. West Indies are 57/1 after five overs.
19:22 hrs IST: Expensive over from Deepak Chahar. Evin Lewis blasts a six and a four and then Brandon King also responds with a pulled six to deep midwicket. West Indies are 46/1 after four overs. 19 runs in the over.
19:17 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes into the attack as Virat Kohli continues to rotate his bowlers. Only six runs in the third over as West Indies reach 27/1 after three overs.
19:12 hrs IST: Brandon King gets going with a superb boundary over deep extra cover and West Indies are 21/1 after two overs.
19:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Deepak Chahar has started from where he left off in the series against Bangladesh. Full ball and moving away outside off stump, Simmons does not move his feet and he edges to Rohit Sharma at slip. West Indies are 13/1 after 1.2 overs.
19:04 hrs IST: Poor start for Washington Sundar as Evin Lewis thumps a four and six over long leg and deep backward square leg. West Indies are 13/0 after the first over.
18:39 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the sides