August 06, 2023 2:45 AM
Alex Sarwar

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

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When is West Indies vs India taking place? Sunday, August 6th, 2023 – 15:30 (UK)

Where is West Indies vs India taking place? Guyana National Stadium, Providence

What channel is West Indies vs India on? West Indies vs India will be televised live in the UK on TNT Sports

Where can I stream West Indies vs India? West Indies vs India can be streamed in the UK on discovery+

West Indies beat India by 4 runs



It was clear with the players at their disposal, particularly those returning from franchise T20 league commitments that West Indies’ best chance of beating India was in the shortest form of the game. One game into this five-match series and the Windies have reason to believe that they can pull off an upset after overcoming India in the opener on Thursday. Having said that, it can be argued that this wasn’t a surprise when taking into account the teams. Nicholas Pooran is a world class T20 player for example and his score 41, alongside captain Rovman Powell’s 48 helped guide West Indies to 149/6, ultimately a winning score. Whilst Alzarri Joseph had an off-day with the ball, the other four bowlers utilised took seven wickets between them and helped dry up the runs, ultimately guiding their side to victory.


With important first-choice names rested, India are not at their strongest and it showed in the first T20 of the series, particularly with the bat. A top score of 39 from Tilak Varma speaks volumes, with the second-highest total being just 21 from Suryakumar Yadav. The opening pair of Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill managed just nine runs between them and the former’s place in the side must now be in significant doubt ahead of game two as Yashasvi Jaiswal waits in the wings for an opportunity. However, left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh continues to develop nicely, making the smooth transition from county cricket back onto the international T20 scene with two wickets at a respectable economy rate.


West Indies will take heart from how they held their nerve to keep India at bay during the run chase in the first T20i, taking wickets at crucial intervals including both during the powerplay and at the death. Of course, India are still a strong side despite the players they have missing and are expected to come back strongly here. But this Windies unit are a different beast compared to what we saw across the Test and ODI series respectively and the returning big guns have given them just the boost they needed. As was the case in the first match, the value play is to back another West Indies win.


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