With the T-20 world cup coming up next year, India will be looking forward to the home series against West Indies in December. The series will start on December 6th. It will comprise of three T-20 matches and three one day internationals.
There will be certain things that will grab attention:
Rishabh Pant’s form
Rishabh Pant who has been going through a bad form since six months now will be the centre of attention as the batsman is yet to prove himself as a dependable player despite the number of chances that he has been given. He has been criticized a lot and his selection in the squad has raised a lot many questions. Let us see how the batsman tackles with everything and hope that he is able to perform in the upcoming matches.
Sanju Samson’s inclusion in playing eleven
With skipper Virat Kohli returning from rest in this series, it will be interesting to see how he places Sanju Samson in the team. The Kerela boy has done very well for himself and has been included in the squad as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, who won’t be playing the series owing to his injured knee. Samson who was a part of the squad against Bangladesh was not included in the playing eleven. He surely needs an ample amount of opportunities which have been given to Pant in order to make a place for himself.
If Rahul gets to open or not
K.L. Rahul has shown a good form in Syed Mushqat Ali trophy, hitting two half-centuries in five games. With Kohli batting at number three, it will be interesting to see if he opens the innings along with Rohit or not. Samson who is a replacement for Dhawan might not get to open at first.
Shreyas Iyer at number-4
Shreyas Iyer seems to be the perfect solution for India’s troubles at the middle-order. Iyer has done a fantastic job whenever he has been given a chance. His last match against Bangladesh was just the proof that was required of this excellence. He smashed 62 runs in 33 balls when the top order and Rishabh Pant failed to perform.