India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: India opt to bat first

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 04, 2019, 07.43 PM(IST)

Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma Photograph:( AFP )

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Virat Kohli opted to bat first

Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first against West Indies in the second T20 International of a three-match series at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill on Sunday. 

West Indies made one change in their team as they brought in Khary Pierre in place of John Campbell meanwhile the Virat-led team is the same. 

India, who were knocked out from recently concluded Cricket World Cup in England and Wales in the semi-finals, have taken a 1-0 lead in the series

In the first match, pacer Navdeep Saini starred in team's winning cause in his debut match. 

Saini took three important wickets as India limited the West Indies to 95 for nine and chased down the target in the 18th over. 

"Moisture from yesterday morning is gone. Think the pitch will get slower and slower," commented Kohli on pitch condition at the time of toss. 

"First six overs ball's going to come on nicely. Important to assess pitch once ball gets older. Have to think on the feet on such a pitch. Same team," Kohli added. 

West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite backed the boys to come out on top, he said, "Message has been to keep that positive intent, just make smarter decisions. John Campbell is out so Narine opens the batting. Pierre is in."

Playing XI:

West Indies: Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, K Khaleel Ahmed