Pollard says: the last time dew played a big part and they want to avoid it. Jason Holder comes back in, Fabian Allen is out.
Rohit says: “It’s a lightning outfield, we need to play our shots and then see what we need to do after the powerplay. There is always room for improvement and we want to raise our game to the next level.” India are unchanged.
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Virat Kohli: I had decided when I went in to stay positive but then we lost a few wickets. I still wanted to keep going but unfortunately, I got out. I was happy with my intent that I wanted to play my shots. Sometimes you play with responsibility over a period of time, you tend to ask if you want to play the big shots early.
You don’t want to be reckless but at the same time, you want to play your shots. That is the balance you strive for. Today I was happy with that balance. The wicket was gripping in the middle so if we are smart with the ball we have got enough. Special mention to Rishabh and Venky in the end. They have got us those 10 extra runs.
India vs West Indies 2nd T20I Highlights today, Friday 18-2-2022 – 2nd T20I (N), West Indies tour of India from Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
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West Indies: LWLWL
WI won the toss and will bowl first.
India team: RG Sharma*, Ishan Kishan, V Kohli, RR Pant†, SA Yadav, VR Iyer, DL Chahar, HV Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, B Kumar, YS Chahal.
West Indies team: BA King, KR Mayers, N Pooran†, RL Chase, R Powell, KA Pollard*, JO Holder, AJ Hosein, OF Smith, R Shepherd, SS Cottrell.