MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
November 11, Sunday; 19:00 IST
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The one instances the West Indies have proven any resolve on this tour had been through the ODI collection, after they managed to carry India to a tie within the second ODI and beat them by 43 runs within the third. Thereby, they led us to imagine that the whole lot of the limited-overs legs shall be aggressive. Nevertheless, with their batting line-up missing a lynchpin, who can complement the various stroke-makers, and the bowling assault bereft of wicket-takers, the final 4 matches have led to convincing wins for India. Not that the house crew haven’t gained a lot from these big-margin victories in Mumbai (CCI), Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, and Lucknow.
The larger query forward of the inconsequential ultimate T20I is whether or not West Indies will thrive amid the dearth of strain. The 2 marquee batsmen within the West Indies batting line-up, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer, have struggled for consistency on this tour. They should come good if the customer are to have an opportunity of successful the third T20I. Even then, the bowling assault has struggled to choose wickets however for a few ODIs through which Ashley Nurse posed issues for the Indian batsmen along with his correct off-spin.
From India’s perspective, the competitors for locations is such that not one of the gamers who performed the primary two T20Is shall be content material if the think-tank decides to relaxation them. Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, and Shahbaz Nadeem haven’t performed an element within the first two T20Is and shall be itching to in Chennai, which is residence to Washington. Even when the crew administration does resolve to area the gamers who haven’t performed to date, India are unlikely to be a lot depleted. With a wide range of spinners of their ranks and the pitch on the MA Chidambaram Stadium more likely to be sluggish and low, possibilities of a West Indian backlash seem slim.
MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch report and climate forecast
Chennai has hosted solely six worldwide matches because the 2011 World Cup, with the closure of stands I, J and Okay the foremost purpose for the venue not internet hosting any of the ICC World T20 2016 fixtures. A pitch that was glorious for batting and supplied sharp flip and bounce for spinners through the 1990s and early 2000s, has endured a big change in character. With not a lot cricket having been performed since one IPL 2018 match in April, you possibly can anticipate the pitch for Sunday’s T20I to be slower and conducive for bowlers who take the tempo off the ball.
The forecast says that Sunday shall be largely clear with an evening temperature of 24 diploma Celsius.
third T20: India vs West Indies possible enjoying 11
Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav have been rested for the third T20I, with Siddharth Kaul added to the squad.
Doable India enjoying 11: 1 Rohit Sharma (c), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, three Lokesh Rahul, four Manish Pandey/Shreyas Iyer, 5 Rishabh Pant, 6 Krunal Pandya/Washington Sundar, 7 Dinesh Karthik (wk), eight Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Siddharth Kaul, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Khaleel Ahmed/Shahbaz Nadeem
Doable West Indies enjoying XI: 1 Carlos Brathwaite (c), 2 Shai Hope, three Denesh Ramdin (wk), four Kieron Pollard/Sherfane Rutherford, 5 Darren Bravo, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Keemo Paul/Obed McCoy, eight Nicholas Pooran, 9 Fabian Allen, 10 Khary Pierre, 11 Oshane Thomas
India definitely maintain the aces towards the beleaguered West Indies, who want a change in strategy to their batting and their bowlers to seek out penetration to disclaim India one other whitewash on this tour.