2nd T20I: Unchanged India bat, Khary Pierre replaces John Campbell
Carlos Brathwaite and Virat Kohli during the toss on Sunday. (AFP Image)

For the second time in two days, India captain Virat Kohli won the toss, but unlike the first T20I on Saturday, opted to bat against the West Indies with an eye on capturing the series. Following their four-wicket loss at the same venue of Lauderhill, Florida, West Indies made one change to their Playing XI with allrounder Khary Pierre replacing John Campbell.

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“Looks a better wicket. Still think there will be moisture. Shouldn’t change much over 20 overs. Backing the boys to come out on top. Message has been to keep that positive intent, just make smarter decisions. John Campbell is out so Narine opens the batting. Pierre is in,” West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite said during the toss.

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India on the other end have gone unchanged from Saturday.

“We’re going to bat first. Looks an okay wicket today. Moisture from yesterday morning is gone. Think the pitch will get slower and slower. First six overs ball’s going to come on nicely. Important to assess pitch once ball gets older. Have to think on the feet on such a pitch. Same team,” Kohli pointed out.


West Indies: Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, K Khaleel Ahmed