India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: The first match of the T20 series between India and West Indies will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The hosts won the series 3-0.
T20 series between India and West Indies will be played in Kolkata
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India’s ODI series to West Indies (IND VS WI) I was defeated in a unilateral way but T20 series (India vs West Indies, 1st T20I) Things are not going to be that easy. West Indies team is known for its excellent performance in T20 cricket. After that there are excellent hitters and when it comes to bowlers, all are considered T20 specialists. In such a situation, the Indian team will have to play the best cricket to win. Let us tell you that 40 crore players of West Indies team are going to prove to be a big threat to Team India. Now you must be thinking that after all this is a player of 40 crores?
Actually these are the players who have got huge money in IPL 2022 auction. The players on whom IPL franchises have rained money can prove to be a big threat for Team India in the T20 series. Let us tell you about those 5 players who can trouble the Indian team.
Jason Holder must be avoided
Jason Holder can prove to be the biggest threat to Team India. This all-rounder of West Indies was recently sold in IPL 2022 auction for 8.75 crores. The reason for the holder getting so much money is his ability. Jason Holder recently took the highest 15 wickets in 5 matches against England. Holder had managed to take 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls in the fifth T20 match against England. Apart from this, Holder’s batting in the lower order is also amazing, he has the power to hit big.
Nicolas Pooran must be avoided
Even though Nicholas Pooran has not played in the ODI series, but his bat has started speaking again in T20. In the T20 series against England, Pooran scored 164 runs for the West Indies. His average was also more than 41. Pooran also hit 9 sixes in the series. Let us tell you that in the IPL auction, Puran has been bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 10.75 crores.
Odin can change the scene of the match!
Another West Indies bowling all-rounder Odin Smith is also a threat to India in the T20I series. This right-arm fast bowler dismissed batsmen like Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan in the ODI series. Apart from this, he also won everyone’s heart with his quick hitting. This is the reason why Punjab bought Odin Smith at a huge price of 6 crores in the IPL auction.
Romario Shepherd is a big threat
West Indies’ bowling all-rounder Romario Shepherd is also a big threat to Team India. This all-rounder has been bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad at a great price of 7.75 crores. The reason for this is Shepherd’s excellent bowling and quick hitting. Shepherd has so far taken 12 wickets in 14 T20Is for West Indies. At the same time, his batting average is more than 58. Let us tell you that Shepherd has hit more sixes than fours in 5 T20 innings. 10 sixes have come off his bat, while he has hit 5 fours. The strike rate of this all-rounder is more than 160.
Pollard is also a big threat
West Indies captain Kieron Pollard is the biggest threat to Team India. Pollard has vast experience and knows Indian pitches and bowlers very well through IPL. Pollard had scored runs at an average of 69 in his last T20I series. Pollard has scored 292 runs in 14 T20 matches against India at an average of over 32.