India vs West Indies Live Score, 3rd T20I: WI Opt To Bat Against India, Yashasvi Jaiswal To Debut
India vs. West Indies 3rd T20 Live Score: After losing the first two T20Is in the five-match series, the Hardik Pandya-led Indian team will aim to avoid a series defeat against the West Indies in their third encounter on Tuesday at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
In the previous two meetings, the hosts (2-0) defeated the men in blue by four runs and two wickets, respectively.
A defeat on Tuesday would be India's first in a T20I bilateral series since 2021, when Dasun Shanaka's Sri Lanka won the three-match series 2-1 against a youthful Indian team.
India won bilateral series against New Zealand (1-0 and 2-1) and Sri Lanka (2-1) earlier this year under Pandya's captaincy. After England's 10-wicket knockout punch in the 2022 T20 World Cup semifinal, the Gujarat Titans' IPL 2022 winning captain was handed the reins of the Indian T20I team.
On the other hand, a win for Rovman Powell's team on Tuesday would give them an unassailable 3-0 lead and their first T20I series triumph since 2016 - the year West Indies won their second T20I global crown.
India Vs West Indies 3rd T20I Live: Game time
That's right. A first T20I series win for the West Indies since 2016, or India's first T20I series defeat since 2021. Which one will it be today? The Indians take their places on the pitch. Brandon King and Kyle Mayers, the West Indies openers, agree. The wicket, which was used two days ago, is likely to slow down as the game proceeds. The 30-yard circle has yet to be set up, so there is a short wait in the middle. The players are leaving the pitch.
India Vs West Indies 3rd T20I Live: Pitch report
"A little cloudy. The pitch is the same as in the second T20I. 66 metres on one side, 67 metres on the other, and 77 metres down the road. The pitch appears to be in good shape. It's a little drier than the first T20I. There are no green grass blades. It's still quite difficult. "Spin will take a more prominent role in wicket-taking," predicts Darren Ganga.
India Vs West Indies 3rd T20I Live: Team news
India go with two changes. Ishan Kishan misses out, Yashasvi Jaiswal will make his T20I debut and open the batting alongside Shubman Gill. Kuldeep Yadav returns for Ravi Bishnoi.
Here's the India XI: Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Sanju Samson(w), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar
Just the one change for the West Indies. Roston Chase comes in for Jason Holder, who misses out to a niggle in his knee.
Here's the Windies lineup: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(w), Rovman Powell(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy