India will be looking to seal the series, and at the same time put in a much better performance as they face the West Indies in the second of the 3-match T20 series here in Kolkata, while the visitors will be hoping to add a few tweaks to a side which took the game to India in the first game. Betting in India will surely favour the home side in this match.
While India will definitely be happy with the win, they will be disappointed with the batting performance in the middle overs, which allowed the West Indies a sniff back in the game. They will be hoping to play the slower bowlers with a much different approach as compared to the one they did in the 1st match. This should once again be a good cricket match between two competitive teams.
The onus will be on the middle order to perform after a string of poor or under-par performances with the bat. As far as the team news is concerned, India will be sweating on the fitness of Deepak Chahar after he took a blow to the hand while fielding, but otherwise, there are no major fitness concerns.
The boys from the Caribbean will be hoping to put in a performance of similar ilk in this game as well. They played some good cricket and also managed to put the brakes on the run chase led by the spin duo of Akeal Hosein and Roston Chase. They will also be hoping to firm up their batting plans and ensure that they pace themselves properly against the slow bowlers, with their inability to gauge the spinners being one of the major factors of their wobble in the middle stages of the innings.
India has won 11 of the last 18 T20s played between the 2 sides, but the boys in blue have been utterly dominant in this fixture in recent times.
With India getting a win in the previous game in spite of the uncertain moments that they faced in the game, they will be the favorites to win the match as well as the series, unless the West Indies pull a rabbit out of their hat and play some brilliant cricket to flip the script.
Date and Time
February 18th, 2022 (Friday) at 7:00 pm IST
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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