India bowl; Krunal and Khaleel handed T20I debuts

India bowl; Krunal and Khaleel handed T20I debuts

The match will begin at 7 pm.

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A weakened but still unsafe West Indies will clash with powerhouses India in the opening Twenty20 global here Sunday, hoping to spring a surprise and also halt their decline in what has become their most successful format.

Full details of when, where and how you can watch and follow the 1st T20I between India and West Indies live. The latter has only two wins to its credit while one match was abandoned.

"India at home in any format are very formidable, especially with the advent of IPL and the amount of T20 cricket that the Indian superstars play - they definitely start as favourites", he pointed out.

With Rovman Powell still new to global cricket, much then will rest on the shoulders of veterans Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin, while captain Carlos Brathwaite's role will also be pivotal.

What are the squads for India vs West Indies? With the selectors deciding to look ahead, the veteran wicketkeeper's time in T20I is all but over. In the final-12 team announced for the first T20I, Pant will be behind the stumps with Dinesh Karthik also there to bolster the team's middle order.

All-rounder Krunal Pandya, who has been consistent in IPL over the years, is in the squad and is likely to make his global debut today if India decide to go in with a third spinner. India have played a total of 104 T20I matches since the format's debut in 2006 and Dhoni has been part of 93 of those matches. Krunal Pandya is the only all-rounder in team that has 3 pacers - Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Khaleel Ahmed and two spinners in Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Given the small size of the boundaries at Eden Gardens, expect a lot of runs in Sunday's encounter. The Eden track promises a run feast with a bit of grass on the surface affording even bounce and the ball expected to come on to the bat nicely.