India vs West Indies, 1st T20I

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West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (Capt.), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Shai Hope, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas, Khary Pierre, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran. Rohit Sharma who has done exceptionally well with the bat and captainship will lead the young Indian side.

Rishabh Pant has been included in the squad in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His brother Hardik is already on the national side. The new Pandya smashed 21 off nine balls.

India's last win against West Indies came way back on March 23, 2014 in the World T20 in Bangladesh, and Sharma will have his task cut out in his quest to start well at his happy hunting ground.

The highly-anticipated match will be played on November 4, Sunday, and it will start at 7 pm India time.

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"What we have to face at this point in time is with the squad that we have, which in my opinion is a very exciting squad and it's for us to find a way to get the best out of each and every player in that squad, to not only challenge and compete but come out victorious against the Indian team". The home team has won only two of eight T20 games, losing five; one match ended in a "no result". Despite losing Manish Pandey towards the end, Krunal's busy little cameo and Karthik's calm presence ensured the win was completed easily.

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal. Kuldeep (3/13) also completed 100 wickets in T20 cricket.

Krunal finished with excellent figures of 1/14 bowling his four overs at a stretch. Shahbaz Nadeem and Khaleel Ahmed have also been named for this series. Dhawan made his first wicket happen with a running effort to pouch Darren Bravo. The reigning World champions will also be without explosive all-rounder Andre Russell and also off-spinner Sunil Narine, both of whom are injured. He would look to carry his fine form from the ODI series, in which he finished behind Kohli, with 389 runs, at a staggering average of 129.66.

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