Lewis joins elite company as Windies beat India in Twenty20

Marcus Newton
July 10, 2017

Gayle's appearance at his home ground of Sabina Park will be his first Twenty20 worldwide appearance since last April's World T20 final victory over England, but the 37-year-old has revealed he has no plans to retire. Brathwaite, all-rounder Kieron Pollard, and Marlon Samuels are the other significant additions for the side in the striking section, which will appear to go firm at the Indian bowlers. For me, as a young guy, to have those guys (veterans like Gayle) in the team is a blessing. I call heads five times and lost; today I call tails and still lost.

"West Indies have a good T20 team", Kohli said. It's important to have the same bunch of guys and have them perform. In the last couple of games Marlon did really well for us.

Series: This is the only T20I to be played between the two sides on this tour. Overall, India has won just 2 T20s against West Indies while the Caribbean have beat Indian team in 4 matches.

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Conditions: There is a bit of a breeze blowing across the stadium, and the pitch being used for this contest is the same one on which the fifth and final One-Day International was played.

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami.

Several of the West Indies stars including Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard are popular faces in the Indian Premier League and have struck up great relationships over the years with numerous Indian players.

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