India vs Windies 2018: 2nd T20I, Lucknow – Match Preview; So, it’s time for the T20I action at Lucknow. After a low-scoring clash at Eden Gardens, both the teams would like to put on a good show with their respective willows. Meanwhile, India will look to seal the series in the second match.

India would head into the game with a lot of confidence, as momentum is on their side. Their bowling department had come to the party at Kolkata, especially, the new entrants making an impact on the game.

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Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik. (Credits – Twitter)

However, they would be concerned with their batting lineup. Despite chasing a low tally, the effort of a number six and seven were needed to push for a victory. The form of Shikhar Dhawan has been a worrying sign, as he is failing to tackle Oshane Thomas up front.

On the other hand, Windies would have been happy with their bowling performance. They sent fear down the Indian batsmen spine with their incredible display of fast bowling. However, runs on the board weren’t enough to save the game.

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Oshane Thomas has been brilliant. (Credits – BCCI)

The batting department needs to pull their socks up in order to make the things possible for their side. The reckless shot making dented them dearly in the first innings, subsequently, making an impact on the end result of the game.

Changes:

Most probably, India will.go with the same XI unless any forced changes because of an injury. On the other hand, the Windies might be tempted to hand the debut cap to Sherfane Rutherford.

India vs Windies 2018: 2nd T20I, Lucknow – Match Preview

Date & Time – November 5th, 2018, 07:00 PM IST

Ekana International Cricket Stadium
Ekana International Cricket Stadium (Credits – Twitter)

Venue – Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Weather Conditions – No rain is in the forecast. Hopefully, a perfect game will be on the cards

Pitch Conditions: The wicket would help the batsmen. However, bowlers will also get a little purchase upfront.

Squads:

India – Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Washington Sundar, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Nadeem, Yuzvendra Chahal

Windies: Rovman Powell, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Obed McCoy.