India vs Windies: Knee injury rules Andre Russell out of T20I series

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He recently played the CPL for Jamaica Tallawahs, and then went to the Afghanistan Premier League where he played one game for Nangarhar Leopards on October 9, a day after he had been picked in West Indies' T20I squad.

When is the 1st T20I between India and West Indies? "During the conversation, I felt, he was disappointed with the present state of affairs in West Indies cricket, whose players are more interested in franchise cricket than playing global games", Lara recalled his discussions with Tendulkar. From Indian cricket's point of view, focus is firmly set on the upcoming tour of Australia, and the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant might have been better off playing the Ranji Trophy and accumulating some first-class game time ahead of a testing Test series.

The live streaming of the T20I match can be caught on and if you want to watch the game on the go, you can access it on Hotstar app. IPL Diaries 2018: Shah Rukh Khan Dances With Andre Russell and Other KKR Team Members. A couple of years ago, Windies shattered India's campaign in the 2016 T20I World Cup, defeating them in the semi-final. However, West Indies are coming off series losses against New Zealand, Pakistan and Bangladesh, suggesting that their run in 2018 hasn't been the most inspiring.

Windies are already without several front-line players like Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree due to various reasons. Over the last two years, the two teams played against each other four times, and the Caribbeans won thrice, with the other match being abandoned. The 31-year old has a world record score of 264 in ODIs here in 2014, a Test ton (177) and two IPL titles won on this ground.

However, Brathwaite said there was no shame in being labelled underdogs, especially against a strong side home-side. India at home in any format (are) very formidable. Denesh Ramdin at 7 gives them batting depth.

Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the series. Ideally, KL Rahul is the most suited to bat at No. 3, but with Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer in the side, it can be a three-way battle.

"Let me explain, when Malcolm Marshall came into the scene, he was guided by Michael Holding, Andy Roberts and Joel Garner". We can not go to the World Cup with limited resources. "His experience in the middle will be missed but again Rishabh and Dinesh have a great opportunity to come and perform and show what they are capable of", the stand-in captain said.

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