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India win toss, opt to field vs Windies in first T20I

IANS  |  Kolkata 

won the toss and elected to field against the in the first of the three T20 internationals at the here on Sunday.

For the hosts, all-rounder Krunal Pandya and left-arm pacer were handed T20 debuts.

During the toss, Rohit said frontline fast bowler complained of a gastric issue and is expected to be fine for the next match in

For this tie, Bhuvi has stayed back at the team hotel with Umesh Yadav replacing him, while off-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was also left out.

For the tourists, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen, Khari Pierre earned their first caps.

This is the first time that the are playing a T20 bilateral series in

The Windies return to the scene of their stunning 2016 World T20 triumph, beating England by four wickets in the final where hit four sixes in the last over to turn the tide miraculously in their favour.

Teams:

(Playing XI) - (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav

(Playing XI) - Rovman Powell, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Denesh Ramdin (Wicket-keeper), Kieron Pollard, (Captain), Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 18:52 IST
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