Rovman Powell-led West Indies clinched the second T20I by two wickets, and with this, the side extended their lead to 2-0 in the five-match series against India. The two sides will square off in the third T20I at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Tuesday, August 8.
While team India’s think tank will likely make changes in the setup for the forthcoming match, the Windies will look to obtain yet another result in their favour with the same XI. It remains to be seen if the Men in Blue will win their first match or if the Windies take an unassailable lead in the five-match series.
Match: West Indies vs India 2023, 3rd T20I
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 8, 8:00 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: DD Sports, FanCode and JioCinema
Providence Stadium Pitch Report:
The surface at the Providence Stadium in Guyana offers a balanced surface for both the batters and the bowlers. The seamers will be aided with some movement early on in the contest, and spinners will play a vital role as the game progresses. Either skipper winning the toss may elect to bat first.
Probable Playing XIs for WI vs IND
West Indies (WI):
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav
WI vs IND Head-to-Head
Played – 27, India – 17, West Indies – 09, N/R – 1
In West Indies:
Played – 09, India – 04, West Indies – 05
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of this match –
Nicholas Pooran (WI):
The explosive southpaw orchestrated West Indies’ win in the second T20I in Guyana. Pooran smashed 67 off 40 balls, cracking six fours and four sixes at a strike rate of 167.50. He will look to keep his momentum intact and play another big knock in the forthcoming innings.
Probable best bowler of the Match –
Yuzvendra Chahal (IND):
Chahal claimed two scalps in the previous match for 19 runs in his three overs. He will look to continue his fine form with the ball in order to keep his side ahead in the contest.