India vs West Indies – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is India vs West Indies taking place? Sunday, December 6th (13:30 UK time)

Where is India vs West Indies taking place? Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram

What is the expected weather for India vs West Indies? 32c and sunshine forecast all day

What channel is India vs West Indies on? The match will be televised live on StarGOLD HD (Sky channel 717)

Where can I stream India vs West Indies? The match can be streamed live using the SkyGo app

Where can I get tickets for India vs West Indies? Ticket details for this match can be found here!

LAST MEETING
India beat West Indies by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

INDIA

  • India picked up a win in the opening T20 match in Hyderabad but they were made to sweat by the tourists who hit an impressive 207/5 but some sensational hitting by skipper Virat Kohli (94*) and KL Rahul (62) led them to victory with eight balls to spare.
  • The bowlers found it difficult on the track which clearly favoured the batsmen but regardless of that they will want a better display from them here as their lengths were poor and they played into the hands of the Windies batsmen.
  • While Virat Kohli will be demanding significant improvement here, the chances are they will name an unchanged line-up for this game as they look to pick up another win and seal the series at the first time of asking.

WEST INDIES

  • West Indies will not be too disheartened by the defeat in the opening T20 match as they will be content by some of the form shown by their batsmen and by the fact they pushed the home side all the way despite losing by six wickets.
  • They can count upon big-hitting wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran after he served the final match of his four-game ban for ball tampering so he is almost certain to come straight back into the line-up at the expense of Dinesh Ramdin.
  • Fabian Allen’s fitness remains in doubt as he continues to struggle with a knee problem so talented youngster Khary Pierre is expected to play once again if he misses out, and otherwise it will likely be the same set of players for this crunch second match.

THE PREDICTION

The first T20 match on Friday between these two teams was very much a case of the old adage that you can only judge a pitch after both teams have batted on it. The Windies smashed 207/5 but it was clearly a good track for batting and the hosts made it look even easier when it was their turn. India’s bowlers will be under pressure to perform much better and on a pitch that is unlikely to be quite as favourable to the batsmen, their better bowling attack should make the difference and lead them to a second win.

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