India currently holds a 1-0 lead in the five-match T20 series against the West Indies. Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik led India’s batting charge before the spin bowlers dominated the West Indies batters and helped India win by 68 runs.

The second T20I is being played in St Kitts. The game was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. IST, but it got delayed by 3 hours since the luggage of the players had not yet arrived in St Kitts.

The toss eventually happened at 10:30 PM IST and the match began at 11:00 PM IST. Interestingly the game is still a 20-over game. No overs have been lost because of the delay. Much of it is due to the fact that the game began at 1 PM in the afternoon, local time.

India vs West Indies 2nd T20I
Rohit Sharma, Nicholas Pooran at the toss. (Photo: Twitter)

The Indian Team Made Just One Change In The Playing XI:

West Indies won the toss and chose to field first. India made one change with Avesh Khan coming in place of Ravi Bishnoi. Harshal Patel couldn’t be considered for the game because of an injury as per an update shared by the BCCI.

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel Pic Credit- BCCI
“Team News – Harshal Patel has a rib injury and is unavailable for selection for the 2nd and 3rd T20I. He is being monitored by the BCCI medical team”, the tweet from the Board read.

Rohit gave a long explanation for the exclusion of Ravi Bishnoi from the team, “Bishnoi misses out unfortunately and Avesh Khan comes in. It’s unfortunate that he misses out but we are trying whatever we can from the team’s perspective”, Sharma said at the toss.

West Indies playing XI

Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy

India Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh

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