India has brought back its front-line players for the series
The Indian cricket team is set to take on West Indies in the first T20I of the 3-match series in Hyderabad. The Men in Blue haven't been at their absolute best in the shortest format, managed only three series victories out of the seven they have played since November 2018. Although India won the last T20I series against Bangladesh. On the other hand, Windies have been in India for quite a while. They were beaten 2-1 by Afghanistan. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are expected to bowl together after a long time. Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, and Mohammed Sami are on their careers’ best form. West Indies are missing key players like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Chris Gayle. While Jason Holder, Lendl Simmons, and Denesh Ramdin are the experienced ones in the team alongside Pollard, there are also those with a fair bit of T20 experience - both IPL and CPL - which Pollard hopes will hold the team in good stead.
West Indies have lost eight of their last nine T20 internationals and are coming on the back of a series loss to Afghanistan. India have won six of their last eight T20Is and have beaten the Windies in each of the previous six encounters in the format. Looks like team India got a lot of experience and a set team. The team that wins the toss is going to be want to bowl first. Dew can make batting much easier in the second inning and thus provide a big advantage to the team that wins the toss. However, the spinners also have a large role to play with the big boundaries at the venue.
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