Andre Russell skips West Indies' nets after missing flight, suspense over availability

Andre Russell skips West Indies' nets after missing flight, suspense over availability

Andre Russell skips West Indies' nets after missing flight, suspense over availability

Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the series.

For left-arm orthodox Krunal, bowling figures of one for 15 off four overs was a great way to make a debut but it was Kuldeep Yadav who excelled once again at the Eden Gardens.

It was a ideal scenario for the aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as he had ample time in the middle to play a match-winning knock and justify his inclusion in the side.

Allen eventually fell to another T20 debutant, seamer Khaleel Ahmed, who followed up his promising display in India's recent ODI series triumph against Windies with 1-16.

Karthik first revived India's chase with Manish Pandey (19) and then found an able ally in Pandya, whose clever and nerveless batting stood out.

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Carlos Brathwaite has been tasked with the responsibility of helping West Indies finish the year on a high. The contest will be competed at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata.

West Indies have gotten the better of India in their recent meetings.

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.

Hetmyer, 21, is also in superb form scoring 259 runs in the ODI series including the counter-attacking 106 in Guwahati.

Russell recently played the CPL for Jamaica Tallawahs, and then went to the Afghanistan Premier League where he played one game for Nangarhar Leopards on October 9, a day after he had been picked in West Indies' T20I squad.

Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said: "With the T20 World Cup two years away the process of rebuilding a squad to be a competitive unit for the tournament is critical at this stage".

The Windies are a different team when it comes to T20s, with the likes of Keiron Pollard, Andre Russell, skipper Carlos Brathwaite, Dareen Bravo and latest sensation Shimron Hetmyer in their ranks.

India's reply was equally wobbly with the hosts looking ill at ease against the pace of Oshane Thomas.

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