After India cruised to victory in the Test series and in the aftermath of the Caribbean squad's latest round of blood-letting, the sides head for the sport's newest outpost
After India cruised to victory in the Test series and in the aftermath of the Caribbean squad’s latest round of blood-letting, the sides head for the sport’s newest outpost

Following a thrilling four-match Test series, former T20 World Champions India take on the reigning world T20 Champions West Indies in the first of the two-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series, at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida on Saturday, as the live streaming of the game is available on starsports.com and Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match is available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1, along with English and Tamil commentary, while the Hindi and Bengali commentary is available on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD3. This would be the first ever international match to be played by India in USA. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs West Indies 2016, 1st T20I at Florida

No more empty seats. No more one-sided contests. No more boredom. This time, there will be reggae music in the background. We will see cheerleaders often shake a leg to Dwayne John (DJ) Bravo’s Champion. And of course, Virender Sehwag will be at his (T)wittiest best during the match. All in all, like Ravi Shastri would say, “It promises to be a crackerjack of a contest.” India and West Indies, ranked No. 2 and 3 respectively in ICC T20I Rankings, will battle with each other in two-T20I series at Lauderhill, Florida. Yes, the gentlemen’s game will be played in the United States of America. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs West Indies 2016, 1st T20I at Florida

The last time these two teams met was in the semi-final of ICC World T20 2016. The result took everyone by surprise. Andre Russell sent a full-toss off Virat Kohli soaring over the deep mid-wicket boundary. What was supposed to be India’s match went in the favour of the stylish West Indians. Then captain Darren Sammy and his champions put their hands up in ecstasy, and roared in front of a dumbfounded Wankhede crowd, the same venue where India had won their second World Cup title after 28 years. IND, WI set to dazzle at Florida – Preview

After India cruised to victory in the Test series and in the aftermath of the Caribbean squad’s latest round of blood-letting, the sides head for the sport’s newest outpost, the Central Broward Regional Park, the only purpose-built cricket stadium in the US. Six matches in the recent franchise-based Caribbean Premier League were played at the $10 million arena while the first full international matches, two Twenty20 games between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, were staged there in 2010, reports AFP. Dhoni believes USA is a ‘special’ market for cricket

Saturday and Sunday’s back-to-back fixtures come at a crucial time for the West Indies. They may be the reigning world champions in the format having triumphed in India earlier this year, but that didn’t save Darren Sammy’s job as skipper. He was sacked in what he claimed was a “30-second phone call” and replaced by Brathwaite who etched his name into West Indies cricket folklore by smashing four sixes in the final over against England to win this year’s World T20 final in Mumbai, added AFP.

“India is a like the rock star of cricket. Instead of four bases there are two wickets bracketing a rectangular 22-yard-long dirt pitch at the centre of an oval ground. The 11 fielders have various ways of getting the batter out, including striking the wicket behind the batsman with a bowled ball or catching a batted ball on the fly,” Rizwan Mohammed told the Sun Sentinel newspaper whose reporter went to great lengths to demystify the sport for his American readership, AFP added again.