IND vs WI 3rd T20I Today's Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

India vs West Indies 3rd T20I Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between IND vs WI?

The Men in Maroon have endured a horrendous time so far in this tour, having lost all five games so far.

India vs West Indies
India vs West Indies. (Photo Source: Twitter/BCCI)

West Indies will have nothing but pride to play for as they take on India in the third and last T20I of the series. The Men in Maroon have endured a horrendous time so far in this tour, having lost all five games so far. Nonetheless, they would like to do well in order end their campaign on a winning note. On the other hand, India, who clinched the ODI series 3-0, won’t mind scripting another clean sweep.

Meanwhile, the second T20I went right down to the wire as West Indies, chasing 187, were in the hunt for the best part. However, Indian bowlers held their nerves in the crunch overs and took their side over the line. With the hosts enjoying an unassailable 2-0 lead, they can make some changes in their line-up. As far as West Indies are concerned, they must focus on the positives.

Match Details                                                                                           

India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I

Venue: Eden Garden, Kolkata

Date & Time: 20th February at 07: 00 PM IST

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network

Pitch Report:

Considering the first two games, the Eden Gardens track has been pretty even so far. The likes of Ravi Bishnoi and Roston Chase have been able to generate spin from the surface. At the same time, dashers like Rohit Sharma, Nicolas Pooran and Rovman Powell have enjoyed batting on the same track. With the dew coming into play, the toss-winning captain must elect to field first.

Average Score: 152 (10 T20I at the venue)

Record of chasing teams: won –6 lost -4

Probable Playing XIs for IND vs WI

India

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer/ Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

West Indies

Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell/Dominic Drakes.

IND vs WI Head to Head

Overall games -19, India -12, West Indies -6`, NR -1

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of this match – Nicholas Pooran

West Indies vice-captain Nicholas Pooran has been at his best in this series, having scored half-centuries in the first two games. Coming to bat at number three, the southpaw has brilliantly tackled the Indian skippers on a tough surface. He has also played some delightful shots amid the big dimensions of the venue. Hence, the Men in Maroon would be counting on him.

Probable best bowler of this match – Ravi Bishnoi

Having made his international debut in this series, Ravi Bishnoi has already proved that he belongs to the highest level. The young leg-spinner has bowled exceptionally well against a daunting West Indies line-up, picking three wickets in the first two T20Is. Moreover, his overall economy rate has been below six.

Prediction: India is expected to win the third T20I

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.