The return of Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine proved to be an excellent addition to the West Indies side. Kieron Pollard was the only batsman on either side that was able to come to terms with the pitch and used his power to clear the boundary four times.
It was very good to see Kieron Pollard walk out at number four and not be wasted down the order. The loss of Andre Russell before the series was a big one but the West Indies still has plenty of firepower in its ranks.
Here is the thing, though. The West Indies batsman will have to make some quick adjustments to their batting to be able to adjust to the slow nature of the pitch.
Players like Evin Lewis, John Campbell, and Shimron Hetmyer need to just give themselves a few deliveries before teeing off, somewhat as Pollard and Pooran did.
The presence of Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, and Sunil Narine in the side is a testament to the length of this batting lineup which extends till number nine.
The bowling for the West Indies was pretty good and they managed to pick up six Indian wickets in this short chase. Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo paul, and Sunil Narine got two wickets each while Oshane Thomas also bowled with fire.
WI VS IND DREAM11 LINEUP
- Nicholas Pooran
- Rishab Pant
- Rohit Sharma
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Kieron Pollard (c)
- Krunal Pandya
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Washington Sundar (vc)
- Sheldon Cottrell
- Sunil Narine
- Khaleel Ahmed
India vs West Indies, 2nd T20
4th August 2019, 8:00 PM IST
Squads to choose from:
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Anthony Bramble, Andre Russell, Khary Pierre.