India vs West Indies - 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction


Being played at The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, Lucknow, a venue that was hosting an global fixture after a hiatus of 24 years, the match turned out to be a one-sided contest, as skipper Rohit Sharma batted Windies out of the game.

He is now the second highest scorer in the world behind New Zealand's Martin Guptill, on 2,271 runs. With the innings in Lucknow, Rohit has 19, while Virat Kohli, who has been rested for this series, has 18 such innings. Speaking to the media after the match, Ahmed said that he although he was nervous before the game, everything fell into place eventually. We wanted to get used to the pitch, hence we took our time.

Khaleel also revealed that he is working on his bowling with bowling coach Bharat Arun at the nets to get better with each passing day. Everyone who came out to watch the game will go home with a smile.

It was not a very fluent innings by Shikhar Dhawan, but Rohit said that it was important for the duo to stick around and form a partnership.

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None of the batsmen or all-rounders got to grips with the Indian bowlers and they will be desperate to perform with numerous big T20 domestic tournaments on the horizon and they will be keen to impress any watching teams to earn sizeable contracts especially for the IPL.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav soon joined forces to take two quick wickets and paceman Jasprit Bumrah got the big-hitting Kieron Pollard caught and bowled as West indies slipped to 68-5. "I think 120-plus partnership between us was very crucial".

After the dominant batting display, the bowlers put in an efficient display and never allowed the visitors to get going and this drew praise from the skipper. New Indian pacer star Khaleel Ahmed says that he is loving every moment of playing for the country and the passion is what makes his celebration stand out.