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IND vs WI 3rd T20I: West Indies win toss, opt to bowl first

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 11, 2019, 6:52 pm IST
Updated : Dec 11, 2019, 6:52 pm IST

This is a crucial match for both the teams as India had won the first match and West Indies had won the second match.

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to bowl first in the series decider against India. Virat Kohli and Co. will bat first. (Photo: PTI)
 West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to bowl first in the series decider against India. Virat Kohli and Co. will bat first. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to bowl first in the series decider against India. Virat Kohli and Co. will bat first.

This is a crucial match for both the teams as India had won the first match and West Indies had won the second match. In the first match, India trounced Windies by 6 wickets with the help of skipper Virat Kohli. But, the second match was totally dominated by the Caribbeans as the 'Men in Blue' failed to fire on all fronts.

Virat Kohli: "I think it's a great wicket to score runs. We have been tentative while batting first. T20 cricket goes that way. We were about 15 runs short (in the last game). Fielding is an important part of this format. If we had taken our chances, things could have been different. As a batsman, you try to get into your zone first. This is a ground where you can always catch up. Those who get a fifty, need to ensure that they carry on and score those extra 25 runs for the side. We've got two changes - Shami comes in for Jadeja, Kuldeep comes in for Chahal."

Kieron Pollard: "We're gonna field first. Obviously here, dew plays a factor when you bat second. It's a new wicket, hopefully, we can restrict them to a chaseable total. I think it was a good performance (in the last game). We're always looking to improve and there are a couple of areas to improve on. It's a fresh wicket and hopefully, our guys can make use of it with the new ball. We're unchanged!"

Squad

West Indies (Playing XI): Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami

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