WATCH | Third World War countdown is on: Announcement during press conference leaves Rohit Sharma baffled
Ahead of the three-match T20 series starting today in Kolkata's Eden Gardens, Rohit Sharma addressed journalists and answered a query of questions.
Pacer Jason Holder was the pick of the bowlers for West Indies, taking four wickets for 34 runs in eight overs.
India made four changes to their playing XI by bringing in Kuldeep Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Shikhar Dhawan in place of Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur and KL Rahul.
Suryakumar Yadav top-scored for the hosts with his 64-run knock while vice captain KL Rahul missed his half-century by one run after being run out.
Deepak Hooda scored 26 off 32 balls and remained not out in his first ODI as India defeated West Indies by six wickets on February 6.
India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI on February 6 after Chahal picked four wickets and Rohit Sharma hit a fifty to lead the hosts' charge.
Yuzvendra Chahal, who was left out of the T20 World Cup, especially had a disappointing series after a good comeback in home T20Is against New Zealand.
1000th ODI: Rohit Sharma bosses easy chase after spinners set up India's 6-wicket victory over West Indies
Rohit Sharma, who made a comeback to the team after an injury, was brutal on veteran Kemar Roach, hitting him for two fours and a maximum.
Former skipper Jason Holder's 57 off 71 was the only saving grace for the Windies batting innings that started collapsing as soon as it started.
The series will be the first for Rohit Sharma as white-ball captain of the side.
Tamil Nadu players Shahrukh Khan and R Sai Kishore to join as Team India reserves for Windies series
Both Shahrukh and Sai Kishore played a huge part in Tamil Nadu's victorious campaign and their call-up is more of a precautionary measure given the Covid situation.
The Cricket West Indies Selection Panel has announced the senior men's squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against India.
As things stand, the BCCI has not decided on allowing crowds, and according to a BCCI official, it would take a call depending on the Covid cases in the respective cities.