Ekana Worldwide Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
November 6, Tuesday; 19:00 IST
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A disappointing batting efficiency from the West Indies within the first T20I has given India an opportunity to wrap the three-match T20I collection up on Diwali, when the newly-built Ekana Stadium in Lucknow will host its inaugural worldwide match.
After a reasonably routine ODI collection win for India, the expectation earlier than Sunday’s first T20I used to be of the two-time T20 World Cup winner posing a stern problem for the house staff. Primarily as a result of the West Indies are greatest suited to the T20 format, which frequently doesn’t necessitate substance from a batsman or a bowler. To achieve T20 cricket, most instances, fearlessness and with the ability to improvise are two of the important thing attributes, and a majority of the gamers within the present West Indies squad have them in abundance.
But, if the West Indies don’t bat sensibly and, importantly, with intent, they gained’t be capable of take a look at what is actually a second-string, albeit nonetheless a powerful, Indian staff going ahead. The constructive for the visiting staff was the best way their bowling assault fared in Kolkata—the place Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite and Khary Pierre’s disciplined bowling troubled the Indian batsmen and saved them in test—in making an attempt to defend 109.
West Indies actually have the potential and are, to be honest, mercurial, points which is able to preserve India on their toes. If Brathwaite and his staff can proper the wrongs of Kolkata, we are going to witness fireworks on the sector on Diwali.
About Ekana Cricket Stadium and climate forecast
Inaugurated in 2016, Ekana Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Lucknow has hosted a handful of home matches to this point, together with the 2017-18 Duleep Trophy closing. Nonetheless, with little to no data in regards to the nature of pitch and potential for dew, the captain successful the toss is more likely to choose to subject first.
The forecast says that Tuesday night will likely be hazy however cool with a temperature of 14 diploma Celsius.
2nd T20: India vs West Indies possible taking part in 11
Potential India taking part in 11: 1 Rohit Sharma (c), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, three Lokesh Rahul, four Manish Pandey, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Dinesh Karthik, eight Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Umesh Yadav, 9 Jasprit Bumrah, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Khaleel Ahmed
Potential West Indies taking part in XI: 1 Carlos Brathwaite (c), 2 Shai Hope, three Denesh Ramdin (wk), four Kieron Pollard, 5 Darren Bravo, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Keemo Paul/Sherfane Rutherford, eight Rovman Powell, 9 Fabian Allen, 10 Khary Pierre, 11 Oshane Thomas
To this point on this tour, West Indies’ batting failures have been the foremost trigger for the staff’s defeats. If the West Indies are to stay in rivalry for successful the T20I collection, their batsmen ought to drag up their socks.