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West Indies look to avoid whitewash

By The Assam Tribune

GUYANA, Aug 5: The series pocketed, India are likely to experiment with their line-up in pursuit of a whitewash when they take on an embattled West Indies in the third and final T20 International here on Tuesday.

India concluded the two-match US leg of the series by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead after notching up a 22-run win in the second game on Sunday.

Their performance wasn�t the most fluent in the first match but Virat Kohli and his men were back to being a dominant force in the second match, though, the outcome was decided by the Duckworth-Lewis method after thunderstorm and consequent rain did not allow the game to continue.

While the batting line-up may not change much, India may try a new combination in bowling.

�Sealing the series gives the chance to bring few guys in. Idea is always going to be to win first. But winning the first two games gives the cushion,� Kohli said after Sunday�s win.

It will not be a surprise if KL Rahul is drafted into the playing XI, replacing the struggling Rishabh Pant. The young Delhi batsman managed scores of 4 and 0 in the first two matches.

Skipper Kohli has backed Pant and it will be interesting to see if the 21-year-old rising star gets another chance.

Neither Rohit Sharma nor Shikhar Dhawan are likely to be rested.

For Dhawan, it�s his first series after missing the World Cup due to a thumb fracture and since he has not scored many runs in the first two matches, he will be eager to get some before the ODIs and Tests. � PTI

Match starts 8pm IST

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West Indies look to avoid whitewash

GUYANA, Aug 5: The series pocketed, India are likely to experiment with their line-up in pursuit of a whitewash when they take on an embattled West Indies in the third and final T20 International here on Tuesday.

India concluded the two-match US leg of the series by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead after notching up a 22-run win in the second game on Sunday.

Their performance wasn�t the most fluent in the first match but Virat Kohli and his men were back to being a dominant force in the second match, though, the outcome was decided by the Duckworth-Lewis method after thunderstorm and consequent rain did not allow the game to continue.

While the batting line-up may not change much, India may try a new combination in bowling.

�Sealing the series gives the chance to bring few guys in. Idea is always going to be to win first. But winning the first two games gives the cushion,� Kohli said after Sunday�s win.

It will not be a surprise if KL Rahul is drafted into the playing XI, replacing the struggling Rishabh Pant. The young Delhi batsman managed scores of 4 and 0 in the first two matches.

Skipper Kohli has backed Pant and it will be interesting to see if the 21-year-old rising star gets another chance.

Neither Rohit Sharma nor Shikhar Dhawan are likely to be rested.

For Dhawan, it�s his first series after missing the World Cup due to a thumb fracture and since he has not scored many runs in the first two matches, he will be eager to get some before the ODIs and Tests. � PTI

Match starts 8pm IST