After winning Test and ODI series, India will look to carry the winning momentum into three-match T20I series against West Indies that starts tonight in Kolkata. This is also India's final home series of this year and they'd love to finish on winning note ahead of the big Australia tour.
Virat Kohli has been rested and Rohit Sharma will be captaining the side. Krunal Pandya is poised to make his international debut and players like KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, and Rishabh Pant will also have a golden opportunity to cement their places.
On the other hand, West Indies have a young team and most of their players have had good CPL season and should put up a great fight in their strongest format. West Indies will miss star all-rounder Andre Russell who is ruled out of this series due to an ankle injury.
All the major stats and facts as India take on West Indies in the first T20I in Kolkata :
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|Venue||T20Is||Won by IND||Won by WI||Tied||NR|
8 - India has won eight of nine T20Is under Rohit Sharma's leadership. The only loss came against Sri Lanka in Nidhahas trophy earlier this year in March.
17 - Rohit Sharma (2086 runs) needs 17 more runs to go past Virat Kohli (2102 runs) and become the leading run-scorer for India in T20I format.
23 - Shikhar Dhawan needs 23 more runs to complete 1000 T20I runs. He will become 6th Indian player to achieve this milestone.
98 - Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 98 wickets in international cricket and needs just 2 more wickets to achieve 100 international wickets milestone.
213 - Rohit Sharma has scored 213 runs at an average of 42.60 in 7 T20Is against West Indies with two fifties - the most T20I runs for India against West Indies.