India ended a four-match winless run against the West Indies with a five-wicket victory that came on the back of debutant Krunal Pandya's flourish and Dinesh Karthik's poise on November 4 at Kolkata.
India vs West Indies match will be aired on Star Sports Network, some of the channels being Star 1, Star 1 HD, Star 1 Hindi, etc.
This wasn't Rohit Sharma's night but then Dinesh Karthik has shown in the last IPL that he too can stake claim to a piece of the Eden Gardens.
Preview: The "end of Dhoni era" notion has been dismissed unequivocally but then India, for the first time, will still be without the figure with a monumental body of work when they face West Indies in the opening T20 International Sunday. Who can forget that his four consecutive sixes to Ben Stokes, which led the Windies to win the World Cup 2016.
West Indies lead India 5-2 in the eight matches they have played so far.
While Darren Bravo is set to play for West Indies for the first time in two years, dashing all-rounder Pollard will don the national jersey for the first time in a year. However, Virat maintained that it was Dhoni insisted that Rishabh Pant should get enough chances in the T20s.More news: Chinese Bus Plunged Into River After Passenger Assaulted Driver
It was a ideal scenario for the aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as he had ample time in the middle to play a match-winning knock and justify his inclusion in the side.
Months earlier, the Windies had also overcome the Indians in Mumbai, in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup, and Brathwaite said he was hoping for similar results in the three-match series.
India's handed debuts to left-arm spin-bowling allrounder Krunal Pandya and left-arm quick Khaleel Ahmed in their first-ever T20I at home without MS Dhoni.
The Eden centre strip promises to be full of runs, and batsmen from both sides will look to make merry. Which TV channel will have the match live?
Left-hander Darren Bravo, meanwhile, has not played worldwide cricket in two years because of a protracted dispute with Cricket West Indies, and the last of his 12 T20s came four years ago.