Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell ruled out of India T20 series

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell ruled out of India T20 series

From West Indies' perspective too, the next World T20 is two years away, so it's debatable how much they will gain from this series apart from the fact that their young players will have some valuable global experience.

India beat West Indies comfortably in the Test series, faced a little resistance in the ODI series but dominated nevertheless in the last two matches. However, India will be wary of the threat that West Indies poses in the shorter format of the game since they are the reigning T20I champions.

Rohit said that the rotation process of resting key players allows a good balance in the side.

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Less than a week after two-time World Cup-winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was left out of India's T20I squad, captain Virat Kohli has said he remains an integral part of India's plans.

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Windies are already without several front-line players like Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree due to various reasons. He has played quite a bit of T20s over the last few days. 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. "But that's history." Brathwaite, in fact, refused to consider his team as favourites in this series.

"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".

Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik are in the fray while Shreyas Iyer misses out. This side doesn't have a truckload of experience save a few players like Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin and Brathwaite. In Virat Kohli's absence, Rohit Sharma has returned to his stand-in captaincy role, aiming to make it three in three. When you lead the side you always want to lead from the front.

The three matches will also give another opportunity to young pacer Khaleel Ahmed who drew a lot of praise from skipper Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri during the ODIs.

"We are not accustomed to the underdog tag but we are going to take it this time around".

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