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Cricket Betting Tips, Match Prediction and Preview India v Windies 1st T20I

05 November, 2018, 04:34 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Virat Kohli,Graeme Smith,Test cricket

It was a flawless scenario for the aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as he had ample time in the middle to play a match-winning knock and justify his inclusion in the side.

The Indian team management on Saturday named the 12-member team for the opening Twenty20 global at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

Brathwaite then weighed in with two more wickets before Karthik and Manish Pandey (19) put India back on track with a fifth-wicket partnership of 38.

Months earlier, the Windies had also overcome the Indians in Mumbai, in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup, and Brathwaite said he was hoping for similar results in the three-match series. Also, the match will be telecast live in HD format as well!

Russell recently played the CPL for Jamaica Tallawahs, and then went to the Afghanistan Premier League where he played one game for Nangarhar Leopards on October 9, a day after he had been picked in West Indies' T20I squad. The two sides will lock horns at Eden Gardens.


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Down with a "gastric complaint", Bhuvneshwar Kumar pulled out in the last minute despite being named in the XII, but his absence was hardly felt with Yadav and debutant and Khaleel doing a fine job.

Captain Brathwaite, who famously clubbed four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to win the World Cup here two years ago, will also be counted on as a match victor for the side missing the services of talisman Chris Gayle who declined selection. The Eden track promises a run feast with a bit of grass on the surface affording even bounce and the ball expected to come on to the bat nicely.

"India at home in any format are very formidable, especially with the advent of IPL and the amount of T20 cricket that the Indian superstars play - they definitely start as favourites", he pointed out. On current form, having recorded big wins in the Test and ODI series, India look to be the favorites but West Indies are a completely different team when it comes to T20Is.

Fans were unhappy with the team India's captain Virat Kohli's decision to not send MS Dhoni out to bat which would have seen him score 10,000 ODI runs after he was just a one-run away from reaching the milestone.

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