3rd T20I: IND vs WI

The Free Press Journal - - SPORTS -

In­dia will be aim­ing to com­plete a clean sweep when they take on a bat­tered West Indies in the third T20 In­ter­na­tional here on Sun­day even while look­ing to test the bench strength. For the cricket lov­ing fans in Chen­nai, they will cer­tainly miss their ‘favourite son’ Ma­hen­dra Singh Dhoni, who is not a part of the T20 squad.

Hav­ing sealed the se­ries with a com­pre­hen­sive win in the sec­ond T20I at Luc­know rid­ing on skip­per Ro­hit Sharma’s bril­liant ton, the home team would look to give re­serve bench play­ers like Shreyas Iyer, MS Wash­ing­ton Sun­dar and the un­capped Shah­baz Nadeem an op­por­tu­nity be­fore it em­barks on the tour of Aus­tralia.

The se­lec­tors de­cided to rest pace­men Jasprit Bum­rah, Umesh Ya­dav and wrist spin­ner Kuldeep Ya­dav for Sun­day’s game, al­low them to be in the best phys­i­cal con­di­tion ahead of the tour to Aus­tralia. Medium-pacer Sid­darth Kaul has been added to the squad. The pitch at Chep­auk has been on the slower side in re­cent games but the square pre­pared for Sun­day’s game is ex­pected to favour the bats­men.

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