Krunal Pandya, Khaleel Ahmed handed maiden T20I cap


Earlier, debutant Khaleel Ahmed (1/16) and Jasprit Bumrah (1/27) ensured that the Windies run-rate dried up before the spin duo of Krunal Pandya (1/15) and Kuldeep made merry.

The match will begin at 7 pm. The Kolkata Knight Riders star, a crowd favourite at the Eden Gardens, has been ruled out of the entire series with an injury. The burly West Indian, while trying another big hit, miscued his attempt and was caught by Pandey at long-on.

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.

While Virat Kohli has been rested ahead of the touch Australian tour, MS Dhoni was dropped from the T20 squad and the upcoming series.

Where and how to watch the online live streaming of India vs West Indies? He has a highest score of 86 runs with two half-centuries to his name.

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Star all-rounder Andre Russell was forced to skip the West Indies team's practice session on the eve of their first T20I against India after missing a connecting flight from Dubai.

Hetmyer, 21, is also in superb form scoring 259 runs in the ODI series including the counter-attacking 106 in Guwahati.

Down with a "gastric complaint", Bhuvneshwar Kumar pulled out in the last minute despite being named in the XII, but his absence was hardly felt with Yadav and debutant and Khaleel doing a fine job. The visitors though have struggled in their favourite format in the ongoing year, managing only two wins from nine matches so far.

In Tests, they were no match to India with the rubbers ending in three days, and while there was some hope in the ODIs, the tourists crumbled sensationally in the last two matches after posting an impressive win in the third game. "The team retains some experienced players who will work alongside the younger group which is very important for their development".

Even the inclusion of experienced internationals like Darren Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite and Keiron Pollard failed to prevent a batting collapse as the visitors ended their 20 overs having just crossed the 100-run mark.