India will play West Indies in three ODIs and three T20Is. The focus will be on T20Is as two World T20s are happening in succession from next year. India and West Indies play a three-match T20I series first, beginning Dec 6.
Overall, India have played 14 T20Is against West Indies, winning 8, losing 5. One ended in no result. Cricwizz takes a look at five memorable T20Is between the two teams.
WI beat India by 1 run in 2016 Lauderhill T20I
Evin Lewis cracked 100 off 49 balls to set up a big total of 245/6 on a flat deck at Lauderhill. India responded well, with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul showing the way. At one stage, it looked India will sail through with ease.
But Dwayne Bravo’s last over changed the course of the match. India needed 8 runs off 6 balls and Bravo bowled perfect length balls to restrict Rahul and MS Dhoni. With two needed off 1 ball, Dhoni gave an easy catch to Marlon Samuels, leaving Rahul and India heartbroken at 110 not out.
India beat WI by 4 wickets at Lauderhill in 2019
Indian bowlers did a good job of restricting West Indies for 95/9 with Navdeep Saini taking 3/17. But India kept West Indies in the hunt while defending as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
At 69/5, India looked in danger after losing captain Virat Kohli. But the target was not big enough to put pressure on the lower-order batsman. Ravindra Jadeja and Washington Sundar saw India through with 4 wickets to spare.
WI beat India by 14 runs at Bridgetown in 2010 World T20
India looked in trouble as Chris Gayle was on song in the match. Gayle was nearing a ton, but he fell via run-out, just 2 runs short of another hundred. India heaved a sigh of relief as Windies managed 169/6.
During the defence, West Indies fought back, as they kept taking Indian wickets at regular intervals. India finally fell short by 14 runs. MS Dhoni ended as the top-scorer for India with 20 runs but could not avoid a defeat for Men in Blue.
India beat Windies by 16 runs at Port of Spain in 2011
India were asked to bat first and managed to post a competitive score of 159/6 on a slow track. S Badrinath top-scored with 37-ball 43. India did not get the momentum in the death overs and had to be satisfied with a par score.
West Indies too struggled to break off the shackles and were finally restricted to 143/5 to lose the match by 16 runs. India fought tooth and nail to defend a small total and secure the win. Bravo played an uncharacteristic knock of 41-ball 41 to do his team’s chances no good.
India beat West Indies by 71 runs at Lucknow in 2018
Captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with a brilliant ton. He and Shikhar Dhawan posted a stand of 123 for the 1st wicket. Rohit’s 111* helped India post 195/2. Rohit’s big-hitting was a delight to watch in the match.
During the defence, Bhuvneshwar Kumar delighted the crowd with match figures of 2/12 as India restricted West Indies for 124/9 to help India win the match by 74 runs. Sharma’s breathtaking ton earned Hitman man of the match.