KXIP vs KKR Live Score

The match will begin at 7 pm.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been rested from the three-match series and stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma has been given the duty to guide the Men in Blue.

The Indian team management on Saturday named the 12-member team for the opening Twenty20 worldwide at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

Put into bat, the first 49 runs cost West Indies the top half of their batting order at the midway stage of their innings.

India vs West Indies match will be aired on Star Sports Network, some of the channels being Star 1, Star 1 HD, Star 1 Hindi, etc.

Playing their first match at home without the inspirational Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India were 45 for four in eight overs, leaving their fragile middle order exposed.

Elder brother of star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal was part of the squad for the three T20I series in England but did not get a game.

Krunal Pandya is the only all-rounder in team that has 3 pacers - Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Khaleel Ahmed and two spinners in Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal. Wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni will also not feature in the upcoming series.

West Indies have gotten the better of India in their recent meetings.

Despite the presence of a host of swashbuckling batsmen on both sides, the bowler-dominated contest featured only two sixes - one from each team.

Shimron Hetmyer would like to carry his form from the ODIs to the T20Is.

Captain Brathwaite, who famously clubbed four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to win the World Cup here two years ago, will also be counted on as a match victor for the side missing the services of talisman Chris Gayle who declined selection.

WEST INDIES - Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas. The humidity is expected to be high and there will be a bit of dew as well throughout the match.

"India at home in any format are very formidable, especially with the advent of IPL and the amount of T20 cricket that the Indian superstars play - they definitely start as favourites", he pointed out.


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