India vs West Indies tour 2019 will kick-off on Saturday with the first T20 at Florida on Saturday. The match will see India and West Indies getting in action for the first time after ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. While the Indian squad consists of many young players like Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya and Manish Pandey, the West Indian side have brought back some senior players like Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine. The match will surely see some exciting battles between the players of India and West Indies. India vs West Indies 2019 Series: Three-Way Battle Between KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant for No 4 Slot.
Along with few young players in the squad, the Indian team is led by skipper Virat Kohli. Also, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja and others mean that India also have experiences in their team. On the other hand, West Indies have taken their best squad against India. While India are a dominant cricket team, West Indies’ incredible strength in T20 cricket is well-known. As the first T20 match between India and West Indies is set to be played, we take a look at some exciting mini-battles to watch out for. India vs West Indies 1st T20I 2019: Virat Kohli Wants Rishabh Pant to Grab Opportunity and Unleash Himself.
Virat Kohli vs Oshane Thomas
Virat Kohli will be in action and the Indian captain is set to lead the team after an unfortunate World Cup 2019 exit. Kohli’s captaincy came into talks after India was ousted from World Cup 2019, and now he will be all set to lead the team again. His batting will be exciting to watch out for and the duty to stop him will be on Oshane Thomas. The West Indian pacer will seek to outclass Kohli so that he is not able to take the Indian team to victory.
Rohit Sharma vs Sunil Narine
The Indian opener Rohit Sharma is on the top of his confidence after tasting triumphs in World Cup 2019. Sharma will open the Indian batting and if he is able to show his best, India team will reach a great total. Sunil Narine is the experienced bowler who knows about Indian team well. Narine may be given the responsibility to halt experienced player like Sharma. However, Sharma is known to play spin bowling well. The quest between the two will be thrilling to watch out for.
Kieron Pollard vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Kieron Pollard is the ultimate blaster for West Indies. The experienced batsman will be showing all his efforts to dominate the Indian side. His IPL experience will help him to know the tactics of India. He will also look to beat with the bat during the death overs and Bhuvneshwar Kumar can be called to stop him. Kumar is an experienced India pacer and he will be responsible to outdo Pollard.
It is quite a time that Indian fans have seen the Virat Kohli and company in action. Fans are eager to see India team play and the West Indies 2019 tour will be something Indian fans are eagerly waiting for. On the other hand, West Indies had an unfortunate stint in the World Cup 2019, where they lost most of the matches and ended on 9th spot. West Indies, with the home advantage, will be aiming to prove their dominance on their home soil.