India vs West Indies 1st T20I Live Score: India win toss, opt to bowl first; Dhawan returns

The Men in Blue play their first match after the World Cup against West Indies today. They have won the toss and chose to bowl first
India vs West Indies 1st T20I Live Score: India win toss, opt to bowl first; Dhawan returnsIndia vs West Indies 1st T20I Live Score: India win toss, opt to bowl first; Dhawan returns
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Team India return to cricket after two weeks of break after they were defeated in the semis of the World Cup 2019. They take on West Indies in the first T20I at Lauderhill, Florida from 8pm IST. They have won the toss and opted to bowl first. 

For the Men in Blue, Shikhar Dhawan, who was injured during the World Cup 2019 and was ruled out due to a fractured thumb, returns, while Sunil Narine and Keiron Pollard return for Windies. 

Here is what the skippers had to say: 

Virat Kohli: We will bowl first. This wicket has been under covers so there might be a bit of moisture and it's gonna get flater with more sun on it. It is always good to get on the park. Teams have moved on, first few days were difficult when the tournament was going on. But you accept it and life goes on. We are pretty fine now had a good exciting fielding session the day before and everyone is excited to take the field now. Look the priority will always be winning but in that process you need to try out combinations and trust your players and expect them to perform under pressure, that's what international cricket is all about. Walk into the team, cement your place, grab the opportunity with both hands, all of us have done that at some stage. There is T20 World cup to look forward to so you start rebuilding again. There is not much time to go over things that have happended in the past. It is always looking ahead in the future. Chahar brothers, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are not playing, rest make the eleven.

Carlos Brathwaite: We would have bowled first too because of the same reasons. There might be a bit in it for the first few overs. We have to see that tough period out and have enough wickets for the back-end of the innings. We are building, looking forward to the T20 World Cup. Hopefully, we will peak in the World Cup.

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(w), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, K Khaleel Ahmed

West Indies (Playing XI): John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Sunil Narine, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

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