India will take on West Indies in the second T20 International (T20I) of the ongoing three-match series at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday (February 18).

Both sides recently met in the opening match at the same venue, where the hosts comprehensively defeated the visitors. Indian spinners, particularly debutant Ravi Bishnoi, dominated the proceedings and made Windies batters dance to his tunes.

The tourists would be looking not to repeat the mistakes and bounce back in order to keep the three-match series alive. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma and Co. would be aiming to register another triumph to seal the series.

Head-to-Head record:

Played: 18 | IND won: 11 | WI won: 06 | No result: 01

Pitch report:

The dew played its part in the first match, and something similar will be on display in the second T20I. The track at Eden Gardens favours the batters as the ball comes nicely onto the bat.

Although, the quickness in the pitch also provide enough support to the pacers, especially in the first innings when dew wouldn’t be much impactful. Despite the swiftness at the surface, the likes of Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal and Roston Chase all exploited the spin conditions really well. Therefore, fans can expect another cracker of a game.

Probable XIs:

India: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer/Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar/Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal.

West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (captain), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell/Dominic Drakes.

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

IND wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 40-45
West Indies total: 150-170

Case 2:

WI wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 45-50
India total: 165-180

Team batting second to win the contest.

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