Pitch Report

While the batters have enjoyed playing their shots early on, the spinners too have found assistance from the wicket in Kolkata. As seen in the past two games, the due is likely to make its presence felt once again.


Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant have been rested for the final game. Ishan Kishan is expected to do the glovework.

Probable XI for India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, SuryaKumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi/Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel

Probable XI for West Indies: Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein/Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith/Dominic Drakes  

Fantasy Tips

We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

Fantasy Cricket Team for India vs West Indies 3rd T20I

Power Players

Nicholas Pooran has been the best batter for the West Indies. His aggressive approach has yielded him 123 runs in two innings. In the process, Pooran has also smashed 8 sixes.

West Indian batters have found going tough against Yuzvendra Chahal on this tour. The leg-spinner is only a wicket away from becoming India’s highest wicket-taker in T20Is.

Although Rohit Sharma got out for 19 in the last match, he loves playing at the Eden Gardens. With the white ball, Rohit has scored 396 runs in only six international matches.

Despite the dew, Roston Chase has been impressive with the ball. Not only has he taken the most wickets (5) after two games, but also has dried up the runs for the hosts.

Smart Picks

Ruturaj Gaikwad is likely to make his T20I debut. He was the leading run scorer (635) in the 2021 Indian T20 League. Gaikwad doesn’t take unnecessary risks, but gets steady runs with sensible, ground strokes.

After a single-digit score in the opening T20, Rovman Powell set the stage on fire in the last match by blasting 68 off 36 balls. He is inconsistent but can tear an attack apart on his day.

Although Jason Holder was expensive with the ball in the last outing, the tourists and fantasy players can benefit from his all-round abilities.

After struggling for fluency in the first two games, Ishan Kishan will be keen on bouncing back with a bang. Once he gets his eye in, the diminutive, wicket-keeper can be destructive.

Harshal Patel went wicketless for the first time since making his debut. However, his skillful bowling, especially during the final overs makes him a huge favourite in fantasy leagues.

Match Prediction

Both teams have locked horns on 19 occasions, out of which India have won 12 and West Indies 6. With the series lost, the tourists will play for pride. That said, the West Indian batters will first need to find smarter ways to negotiate the Indian spinners.


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