IND vs WI 1st T20I: All-round Krunal stars in India's tricky chase

World cricket currently lacks superstars. I feel Virat is great for Test cricket Smith

World cricket currently lacks superstars. I feel Virat is great for Test cricket Smith

But many fans were angered as MS Dhoni missed out on a big milestone for India.

Debutant Oshane Thomas and Carlos Brathwaite had rocked India, chasing 110 for their first T20 win against West Indies in four years, with some express stuff on a wicket that aided such bowling.

"India at home in any format are very formidable, especially with the advent of IPL and the amount of T20 cricket that the Indian superstars play - they definitely start as favourites", he pointed out.

Where to Watch Live Telecast of India vs West Indies 2018, 1st T20 Match? Several new faces have been inducted into the Indian team to test the struggling West Indies team in 3-match T20I series. The Kolkata Knight Riders star, a crowd favourite at the Eden Gardens, has been ruled out of the entire series with an injury.

West Indies have gotten the better of India in their recent meetings. Rohit persisted with his two spinners, who shared eight straight overs.

India failed to overcome Brathwaite's men in their last four encounters and the Windies ended the home team's campaign in the 2016 T20I World Cup, defeating them in the semi-finals in Mumbai.

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Put into bat, the first 49 runs cost West Indies the top half of their batting order at the midway stage of their innings.

Despite the presence of a host of swashbuckling batsmen on both sides, the bowler-dominated contest featured only two sixes - one from each team.

Hetmyer, 21, is also in superb form scoring 259 runs in the ODI series including the counter-attacking 106 in Guwahati.

The Windies, on the other hand, will look forward to their youngster Shimron Hetmeyer, who scored 259 runs in the ODI series, including a century in Guwahati.

The three matches will also give another opportunity to young pacer Khaleel Ahmed who drew a lot of praise from skipper Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri during the ODIs.

Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav. The game is scheduled to begin at 7.00 PM (IST), while the Toss will take place at 6.30 PM (IST).

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