A Rohit Sharma led India have already won two of the three-match T20I series against West Indies and will aim for a whitewash when the two teams take to the field in the final match at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Sunday.
However, Chennai fans will miss their favourite “Thala” in former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been dropped from the ongoing T20I series and also the forthcoming T20I rubber in Australia later this month.
With the series already in India’s kitty, after convincing wins in Kolkata and Lucknow, the team management had decided to rest some of the key bowlers in pacers Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah, and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav for the final match.
In such a scenario, the home side would look to test their reserve players like Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar and the uncapped Shahbaz Nadeem ahead of the challenging tour Down Under, later this month.
India’s batting department will be spearheaded by skipper Rohit Sharma, who struck a blistering century to hand the hosts a comfortable 2-0 lead in the second game.
Besides Sharma, his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan has also been amongst the runs, while the middle order responsibilities will be shouldered by the likes of Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the pace attack that comprises the rookie left-armer Khaleel Ahmed and the newly-added Siddharth Kaul.
It will be interesting to see whether the team management tweaks the spin department comprising leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and left-armer Krunal Pandya, with Sundar and Nadeem still warming the bench.
On the other hand, the West Indies will aim to finish off on a high and are expected to come out all guns blazing for one final time in the tour.
When is the 3rd T20I between India and West Indies?
3rd T20I between India and West Indies will be played on November 11, 2018.
Where will the 3rd T20I between India and West Indies be played?
The 3rd T20I between India and West Indies will be played in Chennai at the M.A. Chidambaram Cricket Stadium.
What time does the 3rd T20I between India and West Indies begin?
The 3rd T20I between India and West Indies will begin at 19:00 hrs IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast India-West ODI series?
India-West Indies ODI series will be shown on the Star Sports Network.
How do I watch online live streaming of the India-West Indies ODI series?
India-West Indies ODI series live streaming will be available on Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on India.com/sports.