West Indies bounced back in style last time out after losing the opening T20 match. The third T20I will be played at Wankhede Stadium. Wendies are well aware of the condition as they started their training from this stadium before starting the series. The pitch at the Wankhede has been excellent for batting also boundaries are small. Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, and Simmons kept clearing the longer boundaries in Thiruvananthapuram. So it will be easier for them to clear Mumbai’s boundaries. India, on the other hand, have lack of power hitters, Captain Kohli and KL Rahul are the only batsmen who scored runs on both the matches. At the second T20I, one down batsman Shivam Dube played a fantastic knock and was the only batsman who was able to clear boundaries. India doesn’t have power hitters at the lower-middle order. Eyes will be on Rishav Pant who scored 33 from 22 on the last T20I and Washington Sundar who made some terrible fielding mistakes on both the matches and also failed to impress with ball.
The pitch at the Wankhede has been excellent for batting, particularly in the shortest format. The average T20I scores here in the first and second innings are 187 and 183 respectively. So one can expect a high scoring match on Wednesday. The venue has hosted six T20 internationals till date out of which five have been won by the side batting second. And also taking the dew factor into consideration, the toss-winning team will want to bowl first in this match. Spinners might not play any role, batting second being the preferred option for both sides upon winning the toss.
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