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| On Jul 29, 2022 7:54 PM IST

Cricket India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Why is Deepak Hooda Not Playing Today?

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Deepak Hooda Cricket India vs West Indies: In a massive breaking news update, India’s young swashbuckling batsman Deepak Hooda is not playing the opening T20I match against West Indies scheduled to be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. The Men in Blue will surely be feeling very much high on confidence after having registered a brilliant 3-0 ODI series whitewash against West Indies recently. Both the teams will now be playing an exciting five-match T20I series.

Cricket India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Why is Deepak Hooda Not Playing Today?

India skipper Rohit Sharma mentioned at the toss that Deepak Hooda is not part of the side for this opening T20I encounter against West Indies. Hooda’s absence comes as a big surprise after his brilliant performances off late for the national team in the shortest format of the game. The swashbuckling right-hander notched up his maiden T20I century against Ireland and also did well in the first T20I against England.

IND vs WI: Confirmed India Playing 11

With Deepak Hooda and Sanju Samson warming the bench, India have gone ahead with both Shreyas Iyer and Dinesh Karthik part of the playing 11 for this 1st T20I against West Indies.

Related: India squad for Asia Cup 2022

1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Rishabh Pant (wk)
3. Shreyas Iyer
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Dinesh Karthik
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10. Ravi Bishnoi
11. Arshdeep Singh

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West Indies vs India Schedule

Date Format Match Time Venue Result
22 July, 2022 1st ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 3 runs
24 July, 2022 2nd ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 2 wickets
27 July, 2022 3rd ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 119 runs
29 July, 2022 1st T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad TBA
1 August, 2022 2nd T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts TBA
2 August, 2022 3rd T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts TBA
6 August, 2022 4th T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida TBA
7 August, 2022 5th T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida TBA

 

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.