The Indian team will return to the field today in Florida for the first time after the World Cup. Back in action, Shikhar Dhawan will be seen opening for India along side Rohit Sharma after his thumb injury during the World Cup. The opening pair had shared a fabulous partnership in the mega tournament where Rohit Sharma concluded his tournament with 648 runs, marking himself as the highest run-scorer of the event. Whereas Shikhar’s brilliant journey was cut short with an injury during India’s match against Australia.
Captain Virat Kohli will be seen batting at number three. Virat’s performance in the World Cup had been fair but didn’t reach the mark what he’s capable of. KL Rahul will be seen taking the responsibility of the middle order as he may be seen playing at number four. Manish Pandey may also be seen handling the middle order.
After Mahendra Singh Dhoni made himself unavailable for the West Indies tour, Rishabh Pant will take the responsibility as a Wicket-keeper. After missing a place in Team India squad for the World Cup, Pant managed to secure a place in the mega tournament after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the tournament due to injury. However, Pant was unable to make an impression as he failed to generate numbers.
Krunal Pandya, an all-rounder along with Ravindra Jadeja will be seen performing their duties as finisher. Jadeja did not get enough chance in the World Cup to create much impression. However, his batting in the Semi-Finals did manage to impress many.
The bowling side will handled by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini and Rahul Chahar.
Probable XI for the first T20:
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar and Khaleel Ahmed.