India will take on West Indies in the 2nd 20-20 match today in Central Broward Regional Park, Florida, USA with captain cool MS Dhoni leading the team once again.
Even though the format is popular, is common to say that bilateral Twenty20 internationals are not new. To win a 20-20 cricket match, players need to work more hard than a test match. This is because players ned to hit strokes at a face pace in a short span of time. Normally, bilateral T20 matches are played at the end of a long tour after the culmination of test and one-day matches. Sometimes, they are played early to get some boost. Twenty-20 matches are played just for fun sake since the original 50 over matches are here to stay.
The match can be followed live on cricinfo.com here.
Both India and West Indies will play with each other this weekend in Lauderhill in Florida. The only difference is that world champions West Indies will be competing with India, whom they beat in the Word T20 semi-final match. However, this is not the first time an international cricket match is played in the United States. The two teams have a large expat population and players will get support from a large number of citizens in America. Moreover, the game will be interesting to watch than when played in India or West Indies.
Morning start a setback for T20 format
The match will star at 10AM. However, an early start is good for a Test or an ODI. Considering the sheer amount of entertainment, T20 should be organized under lights in the evening. The conduct of T20 in morning defeats the very purpose of the match.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) August 28, 2016
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Sammy out with Kieron Pollard on the race
According to sources, Sammy will not be playing the matches. But Indians should not enjoy after hearing this news. This is because his replacement is the powerful Kieron Pollard. His entry after a long time will provide a big boost for the West Indies.
Talking about the Indian side, Ajinkya Rahane will not probably play for India. Since Suresh Raina is being dropped, Rahane is likely to get a chance. There were reports that Manish Pandey will travel all the way from the A tour of Australia.