26-Aug-2016 10:59:00 GMT
West Indies v India, 1st T20I, Lauderhill
USA Looking Forward to India-West Indies T20 Clash
Florida: West Indies take on India in the first game of the two match Twenty20 International series at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground on Saturday.
Fresh from their 2-0 drubbing at the hands of the opposition in Test matches, West Indies will look to give a better account of themselves in a format they are the most comfortable in.
The reigning T20 champions who are currently ranked number three in the world rankings come into this clash welcoming some of their stars who were missing from the Test series.
With Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine expected to feature, West Indies will arguably be confident of beating any team in the world.
Carlos Brathwaite has replaced Darren Sammy as the new captain of the West Indies T20 team
Their opponents, India, who are currently ranked number two in the world, are arguably the most popular team on the planet. The Dhoni' men who had a very successful time in the Test series, will welcome back regular skipper MS Dhoni in the fold, and he will be looking to get his season underway on a positive note.
Despite facing a team as strong as the West Indies, India come into this clash as the favourites and in Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Dhoni, have players capable of winning games in a matter of minutes.
West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (c), Andre Russell, Andre Fletcher (wk), Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine.
India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Mohammad Shami, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Stuart Binny, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
Start time 1000 local (1400 GMT, 7.30 pm IST)