Beleaguered West Indies aim to level the series
India vs West Indies 2nd T20I, Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya produced crucial contributions to see India register a five-wicket win in the first T20I played at Kolkata. Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik produced a crucial innings to take India to victory after a shaky start to the chase.
On the other hand, West Indies will certainly need to improve after an abject display with the bat in Kolkata. Shai Hope, Dinesh Ramdin and Shimron Hetmyer will need to raise their game for West Indies in bid to level the three-match T20I series at Lucknow.
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India is likely to remain unchanged for this game after comfortably brushing aside West Indies in Kolkata. Indian Captain Rohit Sharma missed out in the first game due to a spectacular delivery from Oshane Thomas. Sharma will be keen to produce a score here and help India close out the series.
Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul will be keen to score runs after perishing for low scores in the first game. Manish Pandey contributed well with the bat in the first game. Rishabh Pant failed to make an impact with the bat and will need to produce consistency to retain his place in the XI.
Dinesh Karthik was standout performer for India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He will be continue his good form in this game. Kuldeep Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah and Khaleel Ahmed bowled well in the first game. Umesh Yadav and Krunal Pandya also bowled their full quota of overs.
Dinesh Ramdin and Shimron Hetmyer will need to deliver in order for West Indies in this T20 series. Hetmyer has been standout performer for West Indies on this tour and will need to produce something special to help his side square the series.
Experienced players like Shai Hope, Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard need to contribute in this game after not doing much with the bat in Kolkata. Captain Carlos Brathwaite and Fabian Allen are quality all-rounders in the lineup.
Oshane Thomas and Khary Pierre were impressive in the first game played at Kolkata.
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Likely XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed, Jaspreet Bumrah.
Likely XI: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Darren Bravo, Dinesh Ramdin, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Kemo Paul, Shai Hope, Oshane Thomas, Khary Pierre.