Andre Russell skips West Indies' nets after missing flight, suspense over availability

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav.

Although according to regular skipper Virat Kohli, who has also opted out of the series, Dhoni remains an integral part of India's plans, it is widely believed that the 37-year old is being phased out owing to his poor run since the turn of the year. With Kohli rested for the three matches, Rohit Sharma will lead the side against the reigning T20 champions. The seasoned Mumbai batsman was the second highest scorer behind Kohli, scoring 389 runs at 129.66, that included two hundreds.

The stats also favour the World T20 holders who have a 5-2 head-to-head record from eight exchanges from 2009-17.

The tourists will depend on their famed T20 specialists who play in different leagues across the globe to come good.

When and what time is the India vs West Indies?

Winning Super50 Cup Captain, Carlos Brathwaite will turn his attention to the Windies as he heads a 14-man squad for three T20Is against India, starting tomorrow, November 4.

Hetmyer, 21, is also in superb form scoring 259 runs in the ODI series including the counter-attacking 106 in Guwahati. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are injured at this time.

Kohli, who recently led India to a 3-1 ODI series win over the Windies, said that Dhoni is only trying to help the youngsters.

In Cricket, the first Twenty-20 worldwide of the 3-match series between India and the West Indies will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata this evening. The visitors though have struggled in their favourite format in the ongoing year, managing only two wins from nine matches so far.

"What we have to face at this point in time is with the squad that we have, which in my opinion is a very exciting squad and it's for us to find a way to get the best out of each and every player in that squad, to not only challenge and compete but come out victorious against the Indian team".

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