The three-match T20I series between India and West Indies will commence on August 3 at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Florida. Both teams will begin their preparation for the upcoming ICC World T20 in Australia next year and will be keen to make a winning start to settle the combinations.

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West Indies, under the leadership of Carlos Brathwaite, has named a strong squad including Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard to explore all their options in hand. They also have a few young cricketers in their hands in an attempt to bring a perfect blend of youth and experience in the squad. Andre Russell’s participation in the first game is subjected to clearing the fitness test. The bowling has looked good in recent time and will hope to keep up the excellent work.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Credits: Twitter.

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India, on the other hand, will have to come out stronger after the recent alleged rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma which has affected the team atmosphere. Although the bowling unit is relatively younger in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah but has enough talent to fill in with debutant Navdeep Saini raring to go. Shikhar Dhawan has also made a comeback from injury and will hope to hit the blocks right from the word go.

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First of all, it is crucial to select a team which has players who will surely play in the game. As they say in cricket, you don’t score any runs in the dressing room. Similarly, a player who is not playing cannot score points for you. In fact, Dream11 has brought a change in its rule by which you can alter your team even after the toss. Thus, you can pick your team according to the playing XI of both sides.

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Andre Russell. Credit: Getty Images

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Injury Update

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is still recovering from the injury he sustained in the World Cup and will have to clear the fitness test to be available for selection.

India’s Predicted Playing XI

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, and Navdeep Saini

West Indies’ Predicted Playing XI

Carlos Brathwaite (C), John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell and Oshane Thomas.

Pitch Report

The wicket in Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground has produced batting wickets so far in all the matches they have hosted. It is unlikely to be any different when India and West Indies go up against each other on August 3. The bowlers will have a tough time on Saturday and will have to be at their best to produce a good effort.

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