India have already sealed the three-match series 2-0. @ Twitter
India have already sealed the three-match series 2-0. @ Twitter

With the series already in the bag, West Indies have one last chance to end their dismal tour of India on a high in the third and final Twenty20 International against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. Carlos Brathwaite has won the toss and the Windies have opted to bat in what is a dead drubber in Chennai, which is hosting only its second T20 International.

“The wicket might slow down a bit later on. I think we can defend well as our slow bowlers would come into play. We are going with the same XI,” Brathwaite said at the toss.

Meanwhile, India, who have rested their key pacers in Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, besides chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, have included legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal and offspinner Washington Sundar in the playing XI.

“We would have bowled first. We are playing with a long batting line-up. We have got Chahal and Washington in place of Kuldeep and Bumrah. Ambati Rayudu and Khaleel Ahmed have done really well recently,” India captain Rohit Sharma said at the toss.

Talking about his own form, Rohit, who has already registered three centuries in the limited-overs series, the latest coming at Lucknow, where his unbeaten 111 led the hosts to a thumping, 71-run win, Rohit said: “I try to focus on the process and will try to do the same once again. But for me, it’s more about how the team does.”

Coming back to Chahal, who gets his first match in the three-match T20I series, and will want to capitalise on the opportunity after snapping five wickets in the three ODIs he played against the West Indies. Sundar, who last played a T20I against Bangladesh in March this year, has nine wickets to his name in six matches.