Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the 2nd T20 match to be played in Florida, USA on Sunday between India and West Indies. You have West Indies leading 1-0 in the two-match series. India need to make a solid comeback to match themselves against the reigning world champions. Also see: India vs West Indies, LIVE SCORECARD 2nd T20I 2016
West Indies play T20 cricket like they own it. They showed that on Saturday. What was fabulous to see was how India matched up to the mighty West Indies. You can catch all the live score updates and ball by ball commentary of the 2016 2nd T20 here. Also see: India vs West Indies Live Streaming 2nd T20I 2016
One has to say that without Chris Gayle, West Indies made a great total and once they had so many runs on the board on Saturday, they were really hard to stop. India will know that as far as this major Sunday encounter is concerned.
How MS Dhoni deals with his bowlers will be the key. We are looking at really good batting surfaces in Florida and there will be plenty of runs on offer. What we have to remember is how the bowlers come into play at crucial moments. One would imagine that the better bowling side may be able to take this match.
Of course the bowling from both teams looked a bit listless on Saturday. How the two bowling sides shape up will give us an exciting tale into the ball standing up against the bat, something that went missing on Saturday. India will know that it is up to them to do the running.
India have shown in the first match that they will go down fighting. They of course would gain a lot from the encounter on Saturday where they looked bright th\roughout the match. West Indies on the other hand are a sort of a team that loves to drive home with the momentum. They have that crucial momentum and will be hard to stop. As of now it is difficult to predict which way this expectedly close match may actually go.
India would think that they may be the underdogs but is a hard one to predict. West Indies on the other hand are a team that usually depends a lot on their starts. This match is no different. It will tell us how West Indies do the early running but will also tell us how they come from behind.
The hitting ability of both teams in this crucial India vs West Indies 2nd T20 will come into play in Florida. We will have to wait and watch how both teams go on the attack and we will be on the lookout for the boundaries and sixes on a regular basis.
We will have to also look at the bowlers. Both teams have plenty of talent there though it was not used on Saturday to great effect. One has to say that one way or the other both teams will have a good chance considering that they have plenty of talent there.
One will believe that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be the key for India. Between themselves, they can close this encounter sooner than later. Both have the ability to do the sort of running that they can bat 20 overs or thereabouts. Time will tell if that happens or not.
Here is a look at the squads-
India (From): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Lokesh Rahul, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra.
West Indies (From): Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher(w), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder.