West Indies opt to bowl against India in 2nd T20

Carlos Brathwaite (Getty Images)
Carlos Brathwaite (Getty Images)

Lucknow - West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the second Twenty20 international in Lucknow on Tuesday.

LIVE: India v West Indies, 2nd T20

The visitors, who trail the three-match series 1-0, have just made one change from their previous loss on Sunday with batsman Nicholas Pooran coming in for Rovman Powell.

"We will bowl first. This is a new stadium and we want to chase. Dew factor is also one of the reasons, we decided to bowl," Brathwaite said ahead of the Lucknow stadium's international debut.

"Nicholas Pooran is in the team in place of Powell. He is a good player of spin and he is a left-hander so that will add balance to our team."

India skipper Rohit Sharma admitted that he would have also bowled first had he won the toss, as the hosts eye a series-clinching win.

"There is grass on the pitch so I am guessing pitch will hold up. But I am not sure about the outfield as there is lot of dew expected around 7.30," said Sharma.

"As a group, we are determined to play good cricket and that's what is required."


Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed

West Indies:

Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas

Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (IND), CK Nandan

TV umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
loading... Live
South Africa Women 120/4
Pakistan Women 0
loading... Live
Bangladesh 47/0
West Indies 122/10
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
41% - 11359 votes
12% - 3263 votes
19% - 5113 votes
2% - 683 votes
1% - 268 votes
2% - 635 votes
5% - 1404 votes
8% - 2325 votes
3% - 917 votes
Water sports
1% - 244 votes
American sports
1% - 333 votes
3% - 892 votes