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

THE FACTS

When is West Indies vs India taking place? Sunday 4th August, 15:30 (UK)

Where is West Indies vs India taking place? Central Broward County Stadium, Florida

What is the expected weather for West Indies vs India? Temperatures of around 28c but thunderstorms are expected throughout

What channel is West Indies vs India on? The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Red Button

Where can I stream West Indies vs India? West Indies vs India will not be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for West Indies vs India? https://www.stubhub.com/west-indies-cricket-tickets-west-indies-cricket-lauderhill-central-broward-county-stadium-8-3-2019/event/104219179/?sort=price+asc

LAST MEETING
India beat West Indies by 4 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

WEST INDIES

  • West Indies suffered defeat against India in their first T20 clash in Florida but get the chance to quickly make amends as they face-off for the second time in 24 hours although the pitch will pose problems.

  • The Windies stuttered their way to 95/9 from their 20 overs on what looked to be a very difficult pitch to bat on due to how damp it was and going in first proved to be problematic as only two batsmen in Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran made it into double-figures.

  • Andre Russell will again be absent after pulling out because of discomfort following knee surgery but then featured for Vancouver Knights in the Global T20 Canada whilst they may opt for another spin option after India deployed the same tactic in the first match.

INDIA

  • India will be looking to make it back-to-back wins over the West Indies in America as they claimed a four-wicket victory in the first T20 clash but it was not as easy as they thought it would be.

  • Having reduced the Windies to 95/9 from their 20 overs, India were expected to make light work of chasing that total down but they soon realised how much the pitch had affected that score as they only reached their target with just 16 balls remaining.

  • Navdeep Saini impressed on debut as he took three wickets for 17 runs and should retain his place here whilst there could be a call-up for Rahul Chahar to bowl some leg-break in this second game in what would be his international T20 debut.

THE PREDICTION

The pitch at Lauderhill is likely to play a big part in this second T20 game between the West Indies and India. Having only played on the same pitch just 24 hours before the start of this game, conditions are likely to be tricky. The pitch was wet and caused problems for the bowlers with 15 wickets falling for under 200 runs between the two teams with taking the pace off the ball looking to be key which should suit India once again.

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