West Indies and India will face each other in the second T20I of the ongoing five-match series at Warner Park, in Basseterre, St Kitts, on Monday (August 01).

The visitors are leading the series 1-0 after registering a dominating victory in the opening match by 68 runs. The Rohit Sharma-led India will look to carry the same momentum and take an unassailable lead of 2-0.

On the other hand, the home team will be focusing on making a comeback in order to keep the series alive. Not to mention, West Indies are yet to record a win as they were clean swept in the ODI leg and lost the opening T20I as well.

Pitch report:

Teams prefer to chase at this venue, with the wickets at Warner Park mostly aiding bowlers in the first half of play. The track is expected to get better as the game progresses.

Probable XIs:

West Indies: Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • West Indies wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 45-55
  • India total: 170-180

Case 2:

  • India wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-50
  • West Indies total: 165-175

Team batting second to win the contest.

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