Ind VS WI T20I: After eliminating the West Indies in the One Day series, the Indian team will look to play three-match T20s starting from Wednesday. India will try to maintain an unbeatable record at home against West Indies. The Indian team played two bilateral series with West Indies at home in 2018 and 2020 and won both. On the other hand, West Indies will try to create history for the first time in a series win.
The good thing for the visiting team is that captain Kieron Pollard is now fit and will be able to play in the first T20.
Pant will be the vice-captain for the first time
BCCI has named 24-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant as vice-captain after KL Rahul pulled out of the series. After this big responsibility, the pressure of making big scores on Pant will also increase.
Ishaan will open with Rohit Sharma
All eyes will be on the performance of wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan, who was sold for a record Rs 15.25 crore in the IPL-15 auction. According to a report, Ishan Kishan can open the innings with captain Rohit Sharma in the first T20. Rohit captained India in 22 T20 matches in which India won 18 matches and lost 4 matches.
Rohit: Please leave Virat alone
When Captain Rohit Sharma was asked about Virat Kohli‘s poor form during the press conference on Tuesday, he said that please leave Virat alone.
The media should stop talking about him. Hitting out at the media, Rohit said, I think it started with you guys. If you guys stay calm then everything will be fine Virat is a very mentally stable player. But it all starts with you guys, if you guys keep some peace then everything will be fine. Rohit further said that Virat has been a part of the Indian team for a decade and he knows how to deal with pressure situations very well.
Weather: Cloudy on Wednesday but the chance of rain is very less.
Pitch: Will help spinners and slow bowlers. can score big.
India’s record at Eden Gardens ground
India has played a total of 5 matches so far at the Eden Gardens ground. Out of which India has won 3 matches and lost 2. In which 1 match was played against West Indies in 2018 which was won. West Indies also played 2 matches on this ground in which they lost to India and won to England.
Team India has played a total of 17 T20 matches against West Indies from which India has won 10 matches, lost 6 matches, and one in vein.
West Indies have never won a series in India
|Year||Number of Matches||Results||Place|
|2011||1||India won by 1-0||West Indies|
|2016||2||West Indies won by 1-0||America|
|2017||1||West Indies won by 1-0||West Indies|
|2018||3||India won by 3-0||India|
|2019||3||India won by 3-0||America|
|2020||3||India won by 2-1||India|
In the last 5 matches played, India won 4 matches and lost 1 match against West Indies.