West Indies opt to bowl against India in 2nd T20

2018-11-06 15:51
Carlos Brathwaite (Getty Images)

Lucknow - West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the second Twenty20 international in Lucknow on Tuesday.

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The visitors, who trail the three-match series 1-0, have just made one change from their previous loss on Sunday with batsman Nicholas Pooran coming in for Rovman Powell.

"We will bowl first. This is a new stadium and we want to chase. Dew factor is also one of the reasons, we decided to bowl," Brathwaite said ahead of the Lucknow stadium's international debut.

"Nicholas Pooran is in the team in place of Powell. He is a good player of spin and he is a left-hander so that will add balance to our team."

India skipper Rohit Sharma admitted that he would have also bowled first had he won the toss, as the hosts eye a series-clinching win.

"There is grass on the pitch so I am guessing pitch will hold up. But I am not sure about the outfield as there is lot of dew expected around 7.30," said Sharma.

"As a group, we are determined to play good cricket and that's what is required."


Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed

West Indies:

Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas

Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (IND), CK Nandan

TV umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

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