The second T20I between India and West Indies will witness a delayed start on Monday (August 1) at Warner Park in St Kitts, a Cricket West Indies (CWI) report has confirmed. The tourists currently lead the five-match T20I series 1-0 after beating Nicholas Pooran and Co. by 68 runs in the series opener at the Brian Lara Stadium on Friday.
The game will get underway at 10:00 pm IST instead of the original time of 8:00 pm IST. The organizers had to delay the start due to the late arrival of cricketers’ luggage. Confirming the same in a statement, CWI wrote:
“Due to circumstances beyond CWI’s control, there have been significant delays in crucial team luggage arriving into St Kitts from Trinidad. As a result, today’s 2nd Goldmedal T20 Cup match is due to start at 12:30 pm (11:30am Jamaica/10pm India).”
The West Indies board also expressed their regret to all the stakeholders for the inconvenience caused. The statement added, “CWI regrets any inconvenience caused to our valued fans, sponsors, broadcast partners and all other stakeholders.”
“He knows exactly what is required” – Bhuvneshwar Kumar lauds Arshdeep Singh ahead of 2nd T20I
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has showered praise on his Team India teammate Arshdeep Singh, saying that he has been taken aback by the maturity shown by the youngster.
Addressing reporters ahead of the second India-West Indies T20I, Bhuvneshwar highlighted that very few youngsters show this kind of maturity and stated, “The best thing about him is that he knows exactly what is required. What kind of field setting is needed, how to bowl to each batsman – very few newcomers display that kind of maturity.”
Arshdeep has done exceedingly well since making his T20 debut against England in Southampton, returning with figures of 2/18. The left-arm pacer also did well in the first T20I against West Indies, picking up two wickets.