India bowl; Krunal and Khaleel handed T20I debuts

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Time: The match begins at 19:00 hrs IST.

Meanwhile, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have not been picked for the upcoming T20I series against the Windies.

India's handed debuts to left-arm spin-bowling allrounder Krunal Pandya and left-arm quick Khaleel Ahmed in their first-ever T20I at home without MS Dhoni. Rohit Sharma who has done exceptionally well with the bat and captainship will lead the young Indian side.

This wasn't Rohit Sharma's night but then Dinesh Karthik has shown in the last IPL that he too can stake claim to a piece of the Eden Gardens.

The flashy and hard-hitting all-rounder was a part of Jamaica Tallawahs in the CPL and went to Dubai to take part in the Afghanistan Premier League where he played one game for Nangarhar Leopards on October 9. Talking about the Windies, Carlos Brathwaite will be handling the reins of the team.

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After losing the Test and the ODI series, West Indies are all set to challenge the hosts in a format wherein they have found a lot of success. Despite losing Manish Pandey towards the end, Krunal's busy little cameo and Karthik's calm presence ensured the win was completed easily.

Months earlier, the Windies had also overcome the Indians in Mumbai, in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup, and Brathwaite said he was hoping for similar results in the three-match series. The two sides will lock horns at Eden Gardens.

The first T20I between India and West Indies is being telecast on Star Sports 1 and 1 HD, Hindi 1 and Hindi 1 HD and Tamil 1.

Where and how to watch the live TV coverage of India vs West Indies?

In 2018, Dhoni, who has also captained India to 50-over World Cup glory in 2011, managed only 245 runs at 27.22 in 17 matches. The India-West Indies live streaming will take place on Hotstar. Then the run-out that was symptomatic of all that was wrong with West Indies' batting on Sunday.

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