India announce final 12 for first T20I against Windies

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Krunal has recovered after he underwent surgery for shoulder tear.

In Tests, they were no match to India with the rubbers ending in three days, and while there was some hope in the ODIs, the tourists crumbled sensationally in the last two matches after posting an impressive win in the third game.

Live Broadcast: Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD (English commentary) and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD (Hindi Commentary). It was 4/45 when Pant fell, worse than West Indies who were 4/47, before Karthik and Pandey absorbed the pressure with a 38-run stand and before he and Pandya took India home.

Playing their first match at home without the inspirational Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India were 45 for four in eight overs, leaving their fragile middle order exposed.

Chief selector MSK Prasad also said that it was not the end of the road for Dhoni in T20Is.

With Virat Kohli rested ahead of the bigger battles Down Under, India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma will have the task getting India's record better against the Windies.

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West Indies have endured a hard tour, losing both Tests inside three days and then going down 3-1 in the subsequent one-day series.

Brathwaite will have fond memories of the ICC World T20 where he smashed four consecutive sixes in a stay of 10 balls to douse the English hopes in the final at the same venue in 2016. The reigning World champions will also be without explosive all-rounder Andre Russell and also off-spinner Sunil Narine, both of whom are injured. The first of the series will be played on November 4 and it will start from 7 pm India time.

He led India to the title in the Asia Cup in the UAE where he collected 317 runs in five innings to suggest that leadership comes naturally to him.

The Windies, on the other hand, will look forward to their youngster Shimron Hetmeyer, who scored 259 runs in the ODI series, including a century in Guwahati.

Pant is expected to fulfil the wicket-keeping responsibilities while Karthik could take on one of the positions in the outfield. Shahbaz Nadeem and Khaleel Ahmed have also been named for this series. The two sides will lock horns at Eden Gardens.

Earlier, debutant Khaleel Ahmed (1/16) and Jasprit Bumrah (1/27) ensured that the Windies run-rate dried up before the spin duo of Krunal Pandya (1/15) and Kuldeep made merry.