India vs West Indies: The visiting West Indies team will be hoping to come back strongly as they meet India in the second T20I encounter at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday (18 February). The Kieron Pollard-led side is yet to get off the mark in this India tour having conceded a disappointing 0-3 whitewash in the recently concluded three-match ODI series. The Windies team also lost the opening T20I match against India by a convincing margin of 6 wickets.
On the eve of the 1st T20I against India, West Indies suffered a massive blow as their premier all-rounder Jason Holder got hit on the chest during the training session. He was thus rested for the first game and is now very much likely to return into the West Indies playing XI for the 2nd T20I. However, the main question is that who will sit out if Jason Holder makes a comeback on Friday.
Despite a poor performance with the bat, Roston Chase bowled really well in the opening game against India having picked up two crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. Therefore, unfortunately Akeal Hosein is likely to make way for Holder in the Windies playing 11. Jason Holder has been in a terrific form off late in white ball cricket as he took as many as 15 wickets in the Player of the Series performance against England in the T20I series triumph. He also scored a fifty in the first ODI against India and took a four-wicket haul in the 3rd ODI game.
West Indies Playing 11 (likely)
Akeal Hosein/Jason Holder
On the other hand, Team India might also make a couple of changes to their playing XI from the last win against West Indies on Wednesday. Both Deepak Chahar and Venkatesh Iyer got hit while fielding during the first innings of the 1st T20I match. Iyer also played a crucial role with the bat while finishing the game for India, however, the injured duo are likely to miss the second game.
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