Cricket Match Information:
India vs West Indies second T20 cricket game will be played on Sunday at Thiruvananthapuram. The first T20 game was won by India in style by 6 wickets. India now leads the three-match cricket series by 1-0 and are firm favourites to win the series. Our prediction is of another exciting game of cricket and India should back themselves to seal the series.
- Tournament: West Indies tour of India 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 7:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 08.12.2019
- Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- Weather: Partly sunny, Temperature: 32degrees, Thunderstorms: 1%
- Team A: India
- Team B: West Indies
- Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
- Team B Captain: Keiron Pollard
India are being led by Virat Kohli in this cricket series. Virat led his side to victory in the first game of cricket and would now like to seal yet another series at home.
India began the T20 series in a great way by winning the first T20 by 6 wickets. However, it was not all rosy, West Indies took on Indian bowlers and hammered 207 runs on batting first. Every Indian bowler was expensive and there were plenty of fielding lapses. India would like to get better on those areas and give a comprehensive performance in the next cricket game.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last game unless there is an injury to any player.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Virat Kohli
- Rohit Sharma
- KL Rahul
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Shivam Dube
- Washington Sundar
- Deepak Chahar
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Ravindra Jadeja
West Indies are being led by Keiron Pollard in the T20 series. He has recently replaced Jason Holder as the captain in the limited overs format.
West Indies were very good with the bat in the first T20 cricket game. Almost every batsman got in and impressed with their performance. The likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King and Keiron Pollard were brilliant with the bat and never allowed any Indian bowler to settle into their rhythm.
Our prediction is of one change in the playing eleven of West Indies. Nicholas Pooran should be back in the eleven after serving the 3-match ban.
Here is our prediction of West Indies’ playing XI:
- Lendl Simmons
- Keiron Pollard
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Evin Lewis
- Jason Holder
- Nicholas Pooran
- Denesh Ramdin
- Sheldon Cottrell
- K Pierre
- Kesrick Williams
- Hayden Walsh Jr.
Expert Prediction: IND vs WI
India versus West Indies T20 cricket series began with some fireworks at Hyderabad. That game saw the highest number of sixes being hit in any T20 international played in India. The crowd was treated to some great hitting and now the crowd at Thiruvananthapuram will be waiting for something similar in the next cricket game.
West Indies were brilliant with the bat and not too bad with the ball in the first ten overs of Indian innings. However, Virat Kohli had some other ideas and played one of his greatest T20 knocks of all time. When Virat joined KL Rahul, India had not exactly got off to a flier and India needed a big partnership. Virat struggled to begin with and could barely score at run a ball.
Once Kohli managed to get Jason Holder away, he was back to his very best and scored 94 out of just 50 balls. He was supported brilliantly by KL Rahul, who scored 62 runs of 40 balls. Even Rishabh Pant came in and scored 18 runs off just 9 balls. In the end, India managed to win the game with 7 balls remaining.
Keeping in mind the T20 World Cup next year, both teams might look to give opportunity to more players. Mohammad Shami may get a look in place of Deepak Chahar for India, whereas Nicholas Pooran will definitely make a comeback for West Indies.
Our prediction is of another India victory in this game of cricket. However, it is not going to be easy as West Indies showed in the first game of cricket. If West Indies chase in the next game of cricket, India will have to be a lot better with the ball and in the field.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman – KL Rahul (IND), Evin Lewis (WI)
Top Bowler – Deepak Chahar (IND), Sheldon Cottrell (WI)
Most Sixes – KL Rahul (IND), Evin Lewis (WI)
Man of the Match – KL Rahul (IND)
Team Scores Batting first – India 180+, West Indies 170+
Our Official Partner Odds for India vs West Indies
India – 1.22
West Indies – 3.50
*odds may change anytime