The first match of the three-match T-20I series between India and West Indies is being played at Kolkata's Eden Gardens Stadium. In this match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first.
India's regular captain Virat Kohli has been rested for this series. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma is the captain of the team. In the captaincy of Rohit, India had recently captured the Asia Cup. Without Virat, Rohit has a dual responsibility. At the same time, the captain has also increased his burden in a manner as Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been dropped from the T20 team.
Indian selectors have shown MS Dhoni's way out of the team for this series. Ever since Team India won the 2007 T-20 World Cup, Dhoni had decided to stay out of the series only with his own will. Dhoni had never been dropped from the team since the team India had named him the first T-20 World Cup in the captaincy of Dhoni. This will be the first time in today's match when Dhoni is playing T-20 after dropping Dhoni.
West Indies (Playing XI): Rovman Powell, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Denesh Ramdin(w), Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav