The first T20I of the five-match series between India and West Indies will be played on Thursday, August 3 at Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad.
Team India is on a high after clinching victories in the two-match Test series and the three-match ODI series with a 2-1 margin. As they shift their focus to the five-match T20 series against West Indies, the young and talented players will take center stage under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, while Suryakumar Yadav will assist him as the vice-captain.
West Indies, on the other hand, will be looking to seek redemption from their losses in the Test series and ODI series against India. The Men in Maroon have a formidable T20 side, boasting top-class hitters such as Nicolas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, and the explosive Kyle Mayers, making them a force to reckon with in the shortest format of the game.
Before we get into the thrilling action of the game, let’s take a look at the pitch conditions, ground stats, and other pertinent details:
Brian Lara Stadium Pitch Report
The pitch at the Brian Lara Stadium offers an ideal surface, benefiting both batters and bowlers. Early on, the ball swings well, and later in the innings, spinners will come into the game. Batters will have to show patience before going for their shots. The team winning the toss should ideally look to bowl first.
Brian Lara Stadium Pitch Stats, & Records [T20s]
- Matches Played: 36
- Matches won by team batting 1st: 17
- Matches won by team batting 2nd: 18
- No Result: 1
- Match Abandoned: 1
- Highest Total: 190
- Lowest Total: 55
- Average 1st Innings Score: 131
- Average 2nd Innings Score: 121
- Highest Successful Chase: 169
- Lowest Total Defended: 118
Tarouba Weather Forecast
There is a possibility of a thunderstorm in the afternoon while the maximum temperature is expected to reach 32°C. The match is unlikely to be affected by rain.