India vs WI, 3rd T20I: Hosts target 3-0 sweep

CHENNAI: India will likely be aiming to finish a blank sweep once they tackle a battered West Indies in the third T20 International on Sunday even while taking a look to test the bench energy.

For the cricket loving fanatics in Chennai, they are going to certainly omit their 'favorite son' Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is not a part of the T20 squad.

Having sealed the collection with a comprehensive win in the second one T20I at Lucknow using on skipper Rohit Sharma's brilliant ton, the home crew would glance to present reserve bench avid gamers like Shreyas Iyer, MS Washington Sundar and the uncapped Shahbaz Nadeem a chance prior to it embarks on the tour of Australia.

The selectors made up our minds to leisure pacemen Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav for Sunday's game, allow them to be in the best physical situation ahead of the tour to Australia. Medium-pacer Siddarth Kaul has been added to the squad.

The pitch at Chepauk has been on the slower side in contemporary games however the square ready for Sunday's game is anticipated to favour the batsmen.

Skipper Rohit was once at his very best right through the Lucknow T20I following up his exploits in the preceding ODI collection however the other batsmen have not made sizeable contributions despite going through an inconsistent West Indies assault.

The captain's opening spouse Shikhar Dhawan, K L Rahul and Rishabh Pant amongst others wish to have a few extra runs under the belt prior to the Australia tour.

Local celebrity Dinesh Karthik, whose heroics in the Nidahas Trophy finale in Sri Lanka are still contemporary in reminiscence, shone as India chased down a modest target in the first match after a mid-innings wobble and will likely be eager to shine in entrance of the home crowd.

With Bumrah and Kuldeep, who have posed a problem to the visiting batsmen being rested, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the younger Khaleel Ahmed will likely be expected to form the pace assault and provide early wickets.

The spin department might see the go back of Yuzvendra Chahal in the absence of Kuldeep while Krunal Pandya will expect to build on an impressive start to his world profession.

It remains to be noticed if the crew management chooses to present Chennai guy Washington Sundar a cross along Shreyas Iyer.

The guests, however had been at sixes and sevens in the T20s after posing an unexpected problem to the Indians in the ODIs, especially in opposition to the talents of Bumrah and Kuldeep.

The absence of regular openers (Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis) and the verdict to tinker with the combo at the most sensible hasn't helped their purpose either. Skipper Carlos Brathwaite admitted they needed to make do with the sources to be had and the crew will goal to end the collection with a consolation win.

Established names like Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin have not fired and the impressive Shimron Hetmyer driven up the order hasn't found the going easy so as to add to the Windies' woes.

Among the bowlers, Oshane Thomas has inspired probably the most together with his pace and talent to take wickets however has lacked toughen from the others.

Brathwaite, who rose to reputation after smashing Ben Stokes for 4 sixes in the final over of the 2016 ICC World T20 final in Kolkata, will likely be eager to showcase his skills and thereby encourage his males, low on morale, to boost their game in opposition to a dominant Indian side in the concluding match of the tour to secure a consolation win.

Squads: India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul.

West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (Capt), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Obede McCoy, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas.
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