Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Live scorecard India vs West Indies first T20 worldwide

Live scorecard India vs West Indies first T20 worldwide

A weakened but still unsafe West Indies will clash with powerhouses India in the opening Twenty20 global here Sunday, hoping to spring a surprise and also halt their decline in what has become their most successful format. Although in-form Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not feature in the match, stand-in captain Rohit Sharma and his men are still more than capable to steal a result.

Full details of when, where and how you can watch and follow the 1st T20I between India and West Indies live. The seasoned Mumbai batsman was the second highest scorer behind Kohli, scoring 389 runs at 129.66, that included two hundreds. Dropped from the West Indies Test series, Dhawan averaged just 22.40 in five ODI innings against the Windies, managing just 112 runs.

Kohli's absence would mean KL Rahul will come into the picture while Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are expected to add firepower in the middle order alongside Krunal Pandya. Moreover, the visitors have been bolstered by the return of Keiron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Andre Russel and Carlos Brathwaite.

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India's last win against West Indies came way back in 2014 in the World T20 in Bangladesh, and Rohit Sharma will have his task cut out in his quest to start well at his happy hunting ground.

A very warm welcome to the live blog of the first T20I between India and West which will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

As per the latest ICC rankings, India, however, are way ahead of the Windies.

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The highly-anticipated match will be played on November 4, Sunday, and it will start at 7 pm India time.

For the clash at historic Eden Gardens, there will be no Chris Gayle - the most successful batsman ever in T20s - nor any Evin Lewis, who has already plundered two centuries in 17 matches.

INDIA - Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem.

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