Rohit Sharma who has done exceptionally well with the bat and captainship will lead the young Indian side.
Krunal Pandya made an early blunder at the start of his T20I career as he fumbled at the boundary while attempting to concede four runs in the first over of the match against the Windies at the Eden Gardens.
The Indian team management on Saturday named the 12-member team for the opening Twenty20 worldwide at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. He did not time the ball from the middle of the bat and it was caught at deep long on by Manish Pandey.
While Virat Kohli has been rested ahead of the touch Australian tour, MS Dhoni was dropped from the T20 squad and the upcoming series. It was 4/45 when Pant fell, worse than West Indies who were 4/47, before Karthik and Pandey absorbed the pressure with a 38-run stand and before he and Pandya took India home.
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In 2018, Dhoni, who has also captained India to 50-over World Cup glory in 2011, managed only 245 runs at 27.22 in 17 matches. He has a highest score of 86 runs with two half-centuries to his name.
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Shimron Hetmyer would like to carry his form from the ODIs to the T20Is.
However, India will be wary of the threat that West Indies poses in the shorter format of the game since they are the reigning T20I champions.
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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. In the following five-match ODI series, they posed some challenge before being thrashed 1-3 with a nine-wicket loss in Thiruvananthapuram in the final one-dayer.
Coming to the T20 games, India will start as favourites after cantering to a 3-1 ODI series win and two test victories prior to that.
WEST INDIES - Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas.
The Indian team has been on a roll at home for quite some time and against a weakened Windies have looked invincible for most parts of the series.
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