India`s 12-member team for the 1st T20I against Windies

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

Rishabh Pant will don the gloves in place of MS Dhoni.

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.

Having dominated West Indies in two formats - the Tests and ODIs - India is up against a perceived giant as the format shrinks to T20Is. T20 specialist MS Dhoni has also been dropped from the side.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been rested from the three-match series and stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma has been given the duty to guide the Men in Blue. The good balls from the fast bowlers -- like when debutant Khaleel Ahmed angled one across Denesh Ramdin and induced an edge or when he tempted Kieron Pollard with a ball that slanted away or the Jasprit Bumrah delivery that beat Darren Bravo but missed the outside edge -- didn't fetch wickets.

India: Rohit Sharma (Capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed and Yuzvendra Chahal.

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Unlike India, the West Indies suffered early setbacks due to poor batting.

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

"We have a new team - a young, exciting team - and our [Caribbean Premier League] stars, however young and inexperienced they maybe, are ready and raring to go", Brathwaite told a media conference here Saturday.

Live Broadcast: Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD (English commentary) and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD (Hindi Commentary). Now, let's check out the streaming details of the 1 T20 match. The contest will be competed at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata. The live stream will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV.

Left-hander Darren Bravo, meanwhile, has not played global cricket in two years because of a protracted dispute with Cricket West Indies, and the last of his 12 T20s came four years ago.

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