IND vs WI 1st T20i Playing XI: Hardik Pandya is not the ODI captain, the captaincy for one day matches is still held by Rohit Sharma, but Hardik Pandya captained both matches against West Indies. In the second match, when Hardik Pandya landed for the captaincy, he had to face a crushing defeat, so the series was also in danger of getting out of hand, but after this, Hardik Pandya made a brilliant comeback and in his own captaincy, West Indies scored 200 in the last match, not only avenging the loss by beating them on runs, but also capturing the series. But now the real test of Hardik Pandya will be when the T20 International series is played between India and West Indies. There are many changes in the T20 squad and the Indian team will take the field with young players.
One of Ishaan Kishan and Yashasvi Jaiswal will get a chance to open with Shubman Gill.
Five matches will be played in the T20 series and the team announced by the West Indies looks very strong. In such a situation, it will not be easy to beat the opposing team. But the bigger question is which XI captain Hardik Pandya will play with in the first T20 match. As for the opening, Shubman Gill’s place seems to be confirmed. But the question is who will be his partner. The team has two excellent starters. Yashasvi Jaiswal is awaiting his T20 debut, while Ishaan Kishan has scored three straight half centuries opening in ODIs against the same team. This has further strengthened his claim. Now the question is, who will Hardik Pandya go with these two?
Only one of Ishaan Kishan and Sanju Samson will have a chance in the playing XI.
If Yashasvi Jaiswal lands with Shubman Gill for the opening, then Sanju Samson’s claim at number three will be very strong. Sanju Samson had two chances against the West Indies, in the first match he couldn’t do much but in the last match he scored a dizzying half century. In ODIs, he showed batting as T20. In such a situation, it will not be easy to get them out this time. After this, the arrival of Suryakumar Yadav at number four is almost certain. He is still out of ODI form, but he is the number one batsman in the ICC rankings for T20. Apart from this, Tilak Verma is also a contender. Who is waiting for his debut in T20.
Captain Hardik Pandya can play the role of finisher.
Captain Hardik Pandya can be seen playing at number five or six depending on the situation. In Ravindra Jadeja’s absence, Akshar Patel will almost certainly have a chance. It should be assumed that, in addition to Akshar Patel, he will only play one more roulette wheel. Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi are on the team, but only one of these three spinners will be able to play more. Yuzvendra Chahal should be expected to win here, because Kuldeep Yadav kept playing in ODI and also performed well but Chahal was left out but now it will be Yuzvendra Chahal’s turn.
The Indian team can land with three fast launchers and two spinners
Umran Malik, who played two ODIs but failed to make an impact, could return as a pacer, supported by Arshdeep Singh and the third pacer could be Avesh Khan. Apart from this, if required, Hardik Pandya himself is also capable of bowling four overs. In such a situation, he can be seen playing three fast pitchers and two spinners. Regardless, Hardik Pandya will have to brainstorm before the game regarding the starting XI.
The India team’s playing XI may look like this in the first T20 match against the West Indies: Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Akshar Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal.