India and West Indies are currently playing the third and final T20I in Kolkata. Windies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and asked Rohit Sharma’s men to bat first. India went onto experiment mode in the final T20I making as many as four changes in the playing XI.
Ruturaj Gaikwad who was one of the changes in the playing XI opened the batting with Ishan Kishan. Rohit sent in Shreyas Iyer (25) at number three. He added a 53-run stand with Ishan Kishan (34) and then India lost two wickets in quick succession.
Rohit Sharma Scores Just 7 In Third T20I vs WI
This brought out Rohit Sharma at number four to the batting crease. However, he was dismissed after scoring just seven runs from 15 balls at a strike rate of 46.67. Rohit was cleaned up by Dominic Drakes in the very first over that he bowled. The Indian skipper gave the young bowler the charge and in the process, lost his stumps. The ball held the line and Rohit missed the line of the ball.
At the toss, Rohit Sharma spoke about giving the players in the squad enough chances to make a case for themselves for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
“We have some guys missing. We have four changes: Virat, Bhuvi. Pant and Chahal miss out. Avesh Khan makes his debut. Ruturaj and Ishan will open the batting. There is a lot of cricket ahead of us and the challenge for the World Cup would be to make sure we are mentally and physically fresh. We have an eye on that but at the moment everything looks fine and we are just taking it one game at a time” said Rohit at the toss.