Date: 16 February 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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After India completed a 3-0 whitewash in the ODI series against West Indies in Ahmedabad, the action now shifts to Kolkata for T20Is. The opening encounter of the 3-match series is set to be played on Wednesday and fans can expect a much more competitive contest between the two sides with some exciting talents at display. With T20 World Cup just a few months back, both India and West Indies will be hoping to kickstart their preparations for the mega event on a winning note.
Probable Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur/Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Fabian Allen, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
Among the wicketkeepers, Rishabh Pant and Nicholas Pooran will be obvious picks. The West Indies wicketkeeper will be riding high on confidence after getting a mega IPL contract and he will be hoping to celebrate that by producing a match-winning performance for his side. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Brandon King and Rovman Powell will be the key batsmen to watch out for.
Romario Shepherd and Jason Holder are two utility all-rounders who can contribute with both bat and ball, getting some crucial points for your fantasy side. Harshal Patel's ability to take wickets makes him an important addition while Odean Smith, who impressed one and all in the ODIs, could be the X-Factor among pacers.
People's pick for Fantasy
Wicketkeepers: Nicholas Pooran, Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Brandon King, Rohit Sharma, Rovman Powell
All-rounders: Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Kieron Pollard, Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Odean Smith, Sheldon Cottrell
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