The IND vs WI T20I series continues with the third T20I at St Kitts on July 2. The second T20I was played on July 21 at the same venue.WEst Indies won the game by five wickets to draw level in the five-match series. Meanwhile, the third T20I will start at 9.30 pm IST which is around 12 pm local time, the CWI confirmed in a statement. The change was made after some unforeseen circumstances pushed back the game by two hours in the second T20I.
“Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed a revised start time of 12pm (11am Jamaica/9:30pm India) for the third match between West Indies and India in the Goldmedal T20I Cup, to be played at Warner Park in St Kitts on Tuesday 2nd August,” CWI stated in an official statement.
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 1, 2022
Both teams are trying out possible combinations in their playing XI. India is without KL Rahul and Virat Kohli in this series. Both the players are expected to make a comeback in the Asia Cup. India then hosts Australia and South Africa for a three T20I match series before heading into the T20 World Cup in October.
Middle-order has been India’s cause for concern in this series and so it has been for West Indies. Chasing 191 to win the first T20I, the hosts reached only as far as 122/8 losing the game by 68 runs. Skipper Nicholas Pooran lamented at the batting performance from his players in the first game. The trio of Pooran, Holder and Poowell failed to score big in the second T20I as well. Windies won on the back off Brandon Kings’s 68 in the chase after Obed McCoy’s six-for in the first innings.
“I can finally breathe now. It has been a tough summer for us. We lost a few close games and nearly made a mess of this as well. Obed was fantastic and all the guys just used the pitch and the conditions well. A win is a win. I believe in T20, better batsmen have to bat long” said Pooran after the second T20I win.
IND vs WI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts – India Tour of West Indies 2022, 3rd T20I
The third IND vs WI T20I starts at 8 pm IST which is 10.30 am local time. So far 11 T20Is have been played at St Kitts with seven matches won by the team bowling first and two matches won by the team batting first. The temperature will be around 30-35 degrees with a humidity of 74 per cent. Cloudy skies are expected to hover around the game with rain interventions in between. The series has seen rain interruptions before as well.
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