After the test series, Indian team would be welcoming their experienced campaigner MS Dhoni and medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah against the T20 World Champions.
Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli expected to feature in their familiar top 3 positions. But the middle-order will be different from the one that was seen during India’s semi-final loss against West Indies. KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane will be vying for spots, as will Stuart Binny and Ravindra Jadeja. So it would be interesting to see what combination Dhoni opts for.
The Caribbean team too have more-or-less a straightforward top order with Gayle, Charles, Samuels and Simmons making up the top-four. While Badree and Narine are expected to make up the spin department, the pace options would be from the big bunch of all-rounders in the side, including new skipper Carlos Brathwaite and Test captain Jason Holder, apart from the likes of Bravo, Pollard and Andre Russell.
T20I series between the two sides at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida ushers a new beginning for cricket in the United States of America. With a fair number of Asian Indians and people of Caribbean ethnicity present in the US, and cricket-starved crowds waiting to see more action, one can expect a big turnout at the only ICC-approved venue in US.
India (From): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Lokesh Rahul, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra
West Indies (From): Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher(w), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite©, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder