Don't Know, Don't Want To Know, Don't Care.
When: December 11, 2019; 7:00 PM IST
Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
What to expect: The wicket continued to be rolled on match-eve. Dew will play a major factor, and with sides preferring to chase, the toss becomes crucial. It's expected to be a wicket with pace and bounce for the quicks.
The pace and bounce in the wicket could tempt India to rope in Mohammed Shami for a spinner. West Indies' top five that has four left-handers could work in Washington Sundar's favour to retain him versus playing Kuldeep Yadav, which would mean replacing Jadeja with Shami, if at all. The consideration would come, however, given that Sundar has only returned three wickets in the last 5 T20Is, and conceded 144 runs in 23 overs.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja/Mohammed Shami, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Fabian Allen continues to be sidelined due to his knee injury. If they are to make a change, Keemo Paul could replace Jason Holder whose lean run in West Indies' tour of India so far continues.
Probable XI: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder/Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh
What they said:
"We have seen in the IPL and international cricket that totals over 200 can be chased here. It is that sort of a ground. You never know how much you have to put on when you are batting first. There is a lot to think about in this match because there is the dew factor too, and also you don't know what is a good score when you are batting first. I think any score is chaseable here." - Phil Simmons, West Indies head coach
"I don't want to keep saying that we are trying to build a squad for the World Cup. It is still a long-long way ahead. We just need to focus on winning series and that will held (keep) us in good state, moving forward." - Rohit Sharma
India Squad: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami
West Indies Squad: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Keemo Paul, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford