Allaying all criticism about not being good at batting first, India put up a sensational display after being sent in, to claim the T20I series against West Indies 2-1. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli all smashed blazing half-centuries to bring the crowd at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to its feet.
Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson has been named as replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan in the T20I squad that will take on West Indies in a three-match series. Dhawan ended up getting a deep cut on his left knee during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Maharashtra, BCCI informed. After assessing the left-hander’s condition, BCCI’s medical team concluded that Dhawan would not be fit for the T20Is, as the injury would take time to heal.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith, who was handed a one-year ban for ball-tampering, played down the lighter ban of four matches given to West Indian wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran for a similar offence.