Even as most of the talk in T20Is is centering around preparations for the upcoming World T20, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma feels it is important to live in the present. India take on West Indies in the third and final T20I of the series to be played today at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The series is currently tied 1-1, with both teams having secured one win each.
India captain Virat Kohli, while interacting with the media on Thursday, claimed that there is only one up for grabs in the seam bowling department as India work towards building the squad for the World T20 in Australia next year. Kohli was speaking to the media ahead of the first T20I against West Indies in Hyderabad on Friday.
Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson has been named as replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan in the T20I squad that will take on West Indies in a three-match series. Dhawan ended up getting a deep cut on his left knee during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Maharashtra, BCCI informed. After assessing the left-hander’s condition, BCCI’s medical team concluded that Dhawan would not be fit for the T20Is, as the injury would take time to heal.