2nd T20I (N), West Indies tour of India 2018, Watch WI v IND Cricket highlights today – Second twenty/20 from Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow (India) Tuesday 6th November 2018. The pitch at the Ekana stadium is an unknown quantity, and dew could prompt the captain winning the toss to chase. West Indies might replace Ramdin with Pooran, who can also keep wicket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had missed the first T20I because of a “gastric complaint” is likely to return in place of Umesh Yadav. India might also swap Kuldeep Yadav for Yuzvendra Chahal or Washington Sundar.
India have lost the toss and will bat first.
Brathwaite: Don’t know what the pitch will be like and a little bit of dew as well. Coupled with the fact we bowled very well the other night. Nicholas Pooran is in for Rovman Powell – he lends more balance to the side.
Rohit: We were looking to bowl first. Not sure how the pitch is going to play. Black soil and a tinge of grass – hopefully it will hold up. Fair amount of dew for both innings. We’ve got Bhuvi back for Umesh. Unfortunate for Umesh to miss out after just one game but that’s how the team composition goes.
India team/playing XI
1 Rohit Sharma (capt.), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 KL Rahul, 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Rishabh Pant, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Kuldeep Yadav, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Khaleel Ahmed.
West Indies team/playing XI
1 Shai Hope, 2 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 3 Nicholas Pooran, 4 Shimron Hetmyer, 5 Darren Bravo, 6 Kieron Pollard, 6 Carlos Brathwaite (capt.), 8 Keemo Paul, 9 Fabian Allen, 10 Khary Pierre, 11 Oshane Thomas.