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West Indies bowl; start delayed by three hours because of delayed arrival of kits

Toss West Indies selected to bowl vs India

The 2nd T20 worldwide between West Indies and India lastly started across the time it was scheduled to finish – and the three-hour hold-up was attributable to the delayed arrival of the workforce kits in St Kitts. After the toss ultimately happened at 1.00 pm native time, Nicholas Pooran selected to bowl in West Indies’ bid to attract stage within the five-match collection.

The hosts made two adjustments to the workforce that misplaced the primary T20I in Trinidad by 68 runs, bringing in batters Brandon King and Devon Thomas for Keemo Paul and Shamarh Brooks.

India made one swap, selecting quick bowler Avesh Khan for legspinner Ravi Bishnoi, and captain Rohit Sharma mentioned it was due to the smaller boundary dimensions and wind situations at Warner Park in Basseterre. Seamer Harshal Patel was not accessible for choice for this recreation and the subsequent due to a rib damage.

The match was initially supposed to start out at 10.30 am native time [8pm IST] nevertheless it was pushed again by two hours due to a delay within the arrival of the groups’ baggage from Trinidad, the venue of the primary T20I on Friday. 5 minutes after the rescheduled toss time of 10am had handed, an extra delay of 55 minutes was introduced with a brand new revised begin of 11.30 am native time [11pm IST].

The delay additionally implies that there will likely be a spot of solely 18 hours between the 2nd and the third T20I, which is scheduled to start in St. Kitts at 10.30 am native time tomorrow.

West Indies: 1 Kyle Mayers, 2 Brandon King, 3 Nicholas Pooran (capt & wk), 4 Jason Holder, 5 Rovman Powell, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Devon Thomas, 8 Romario Shepherd, 9 Akeal Hosein, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Obed McCoy

India: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Suryakumar Yadav, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Dinesh Karthik, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Avesh Khan, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Arshdeep Singh

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