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| On Feb 20, 2022 6:29 PM IST

India vs West Indies: Avesh Khan DEBUT in 3rd T20I – WATCH

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Avesh Khan Debut: In a massive breaking news, right-arm pacer Avesh Khan is making his India debut in the third and final T20I match against West Indies in Kolkata. On the back of a wonderful performance, India managed to clinch the three-match T20I series by registering a thrilling 8-run victory against West Indies in the 2nd T20I. It will be important for West Indies to make a comeback and win their first match in this India tour.

Watch: Avesh Khan DEBUT in India vs West Indies 3rd T20I

In a huge moment, Avesh Khan has been handed his debut India T20I cap by senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the 3rd T20I against West Indies. Avesh was the second highest wicket-taker in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he picked up a brilliant tally of 24 wickets from 16 matches at an impressive economy of less than 8 while playing for the Delhi Capitals. While talking about his overall T20 career, the right-arm speedster has taken a total of 65 wickets in 48 games at an economy of 7.78.

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Barring Avesh Khan, India have also included Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer in the playing 11 for this third and final T20I against West Indies. The likes of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are not playing today.

India Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ishan Kishan
Rohit Sharma

Suryakumar Yadav
Shreyas Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer
Harshal Patel
Shardul Thakur

Deepak Chahar
Ravi Bishnoi
Avesh Khan

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IND vs WI 3rd T20I

West Indies have also made a total of four changes in their playing 11 for this final encounter of the India tour. The likes of Sheldon Cottrell, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King and Odean Smith have been left out while Dominic Drakes, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh and Shai Hope have been given an opportunity in the Windies playing XI.

West Indies Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Shai Hope
Kyle Mayers

Nicholas Pooran
Rovman Powell

Kieron Pollard
Roston Chase
Romario Shepherd
Jason Holder

Dominic Drakes
Fabian Allen
Hayden Walsh

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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.