India won the ODI series © AFP
India won the ODI series © AFP

After winning the ODI series 3-1, India are ready for the one-off T20I against West Indies. To be played at the Sabina Park in Jamaica, this match can be West Indies’ sweet revenge over the visitors. The novice West Indies is now replenished with the stars such as Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine and look equally strong to face the star-studded Indian side. As the two teams gear up for an exciting 20-over match, here are a few key battles which can be expected during the match. Full cricket scorecard: West Indies vs India, One-off T20I

Virat Kohli vs Samuel Badree: What makes the contest between Samuel Badree and Virat Kohli interesting is the fact that they have played together for RCB in IPL. Both know the strengths and weaknesses of each other. While Kohli is known to be a good player of spin, Badree will surely improvise and come up with a package of surprise for the Indian captain.

Chris Gayle vs Umesh Yadav: Arguably the best player of the shortest format, Gayle’s wicket will surely be bird’s eye for Indian bowlers. There is a fat chance of Gayle facing more of Umesh’s deliveries, who loves to bowl surprise bouncers. Gayle, who loves to hit sixes, might fall for one of those if the pace is varied.

Ravindra Jadeja vs Sunil Narine: Though Narine had opened batting earlier in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Big Bash League (BBL), it was his stint for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which made his batting famous more than anything. He will also be one of team’s most dependable bowlers. Similar will be the case with Jadeja. Kohli would want to utilise this talented all-rounder to his fullest. It will be interesting to see who proves to be more efficient for his team.

Kieron Pollard vs Hardik Pandya: Both Pandya and Pollard will be depended upon for the slogging towards the end of their respective team’s innings. Both have been successful in IPL, playing for the title-winner Mumbai Indians (MI). Both can play responsible knocks at the time of need and see their sides through and are very efficient fielders as well.