Windies vs India: Combined XI from the T20I series
Both India and West Indies used this series as the start for their preparation for the mega event next year.
Published - Aug 7, 2019 11:27 am
Updated - Aug 7, 2019 11:27 am
After the 2019 World Cup, the focus in white-ball cricket has shifted to the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to take place in Australia next year. Both India and West Indies used this series as the start for their preparation for the mega event next year.
The Virat Kohli-led side put behind the World Cup semi-final loss as they won the three-match T20I series. In fact, it was a clean sweep and India have extended their win record against the West Indies to 6-0 in the last six T20Is.
India were absolutely clinical and dominated every game. In the first game, they restricted West Indies to 95 before defending 167 via Duckworth-Lewis in the second game. In the last game, they won in the final over as they hunted down 147 without too much fuss.
Hence, it was a clinical series for India while there were only a few positives for West Indies. Thus, as the series comes to a close, here we look at a combined XI from both sides from this series.
1. Rohit Sharma
India’s vice-captain played just two games in this series but looked in great touch once again. Rohit Sharma continued from where he left off in the World Cup as he scored 91 runs in two innings. In fact, he was one of the few batsmen that looked comfortable on a tricky surface in Florida.
He was the top-scorer for India in the first two games. The Mumbai batsman scored 24 in the first game in India’s chase of 96. Meanwhile, he scored a solid 67 in the second game as he gave India a strong start. Moreover, he scored eight fours and five sixes in the series as he set up the win in the first two T20Is.