7 Players to watch out for in the India – West Indies T20I Series
Published - Aug 26, 2016 10:45 am | Updated - Aug 26, 2016 10:58 am
The Test series might have been a one-sided affair but the contest is going to be tough when India and West Indies clash against each other in the historic T20 series set to be begin in the unmapped territories of Miami. The matches, which are scheduled to be played on consecutive days this weekend, will play a very crucial role in helping the game find a foothold in the United States.
It will be really tough to predict the favorite and it would best if we sit back and wait for the match day to arrive. The last time these two sides faced each other, the West Indies knocked out India in the semi-finals at the Wankhede.
Both the line-ups are strong and star-studded. The world champions in this format return to their full strength while the Indians will be banking upon its batting superiority. The return of the big names is the most attractive fact of these couple of game other than the venue. There are many names on whom the eyes will be on and fans would expect them to sizzle irrespective of which team they support.
1. Lokesh Rahul:
The year 2016 saw KL Rahul shed his Test specialist tag and prove that he is a man suitable for all formats. He had a stupendous run for Royal Challengers Bangalore where he made 397 runs batting at the top of the Virat Kohli-led side and made 397 runs at a strike rate of 146.49.
This amazing show earned him his maiden call to the limited overs team for the tour of Zimbabwe. He did not disappoint there also. Later he followed it up with a successful Test series against the West Indies has made him one of the most exciting names in Indian cricket at the moment.
But, despite all these performances, the opening batsman is yet to seal his place in the team and it will be interesting to see what strategy is employed to fit him in the starting XI. But, if given a chance, KL Rahul surely promises to make the opportunity count.