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Bhuvi throws the ball to Pooran. Pooran takes the first shot. He nipped in from a length on leg stump and beat him. Pooran hits a quick single at mid wicket. He edges the ball just short of the slip. 4! Mayers pulls the ball away through square leg. Faster one on stump and tucked on leg for one leg-bye. Done! Comes in quickly from off stump line, keeps low and puts Pooran in trouble.
Chanhar takes over for the second over. 4! Mayers hits a wild heave outside off that takes it to the deep mid wicket boundary. Mayers was playing on the off side of the court, so he had a thick inside edge. 4! After four dot balls, Mayers finds the boundary off the last ball of the over. It clipped off his pads on the on side as he came down the track.
From over the wicket, Bhuvi to King. Swing straightaway, but King swipes outside off and misses. 4! King is outside again and slashes hard past point and to the fence. More straight this time and defended back. He came in a bit from the leg stump. What a peach! This one moves away sharply from Kings outside edge. OUT! King comes forward to negate the swing and slices it straight to the point. Brandon King c Suryakumar Yadav b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4(5b 1×4 0x6). The new man Pooran comes in and shoulders his arms outside.
During the start of play, the selection committee chairman rings the famous bell. Windies openers Brandon King and Kyle Mayers will bat first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl. With their fists in the air, West Indians kneel.
As the national anthems are sung, both teams file onto the field. West Indies takes the field first. The Indian anthem follows. There are a few spectators in the stands joining in. We’re moments away from real action. Yuzvendra Chahal needs three wickets to surpass Jasprit Bumrah as India’s leading wicket-taker in Twenty20 Internationals.
Match: 1st T20I (N), Kolkata,
Date and Time: Feb 16 2022, (07:00 PM)
Venue: Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata
West Indies vs India Playing XIs
West Indies Playing XI: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal.
West Indies vs India Match Preview
Kolkata is experiencing an extended winter. Chilly winds accompany the arrival of spring. India will face Windies in the first T20I of a three-match series on Wednesday at Eden Gardens, which lies close to the river. Due to the amount of day-night cricket played in India, the players are used to the dew. Rohit Sharma wants to give opportunities to the possible T20 World Cup players. This series is a good place to start against a formidable opponent. West Indies is a breeding ground for big-hitters and all-rounders.