Ahead of the third T20I against West Indies at Guyana’s Providence Stadium on Tuesday, August 8th, Yashasvi Jaiswal was presented his debut cap by vice-captain Suryakumar Yadav. The left-handed batter replaced Ishan Kishan, who scored 6 (9) and 27 (23) in the first two games. The change was made as Kishan hadn’t reached fifty in his last 16 T20Is.
The video shared by Jio Cinema shows Jaiswal receiving a T20I cap from Yadav, who imparts some meaningful advice during this significant moment. After his impressive performances for Rajasthan Royals in the recent Indian Premier League, Jaiswal earned a spot in the T20I squad for the five-match series against West Indies.
With one hundred and five fifties, the left-handed batter scored 635 runs in 14 matches at a remarkable strike rate of 163.61. Additionally, he debuted in Tests against West Indies, accumulating 266 runs in two games.
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West Indies choose to bat first against India as Yashasvi Jaiswal marks his debut
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In the third T20I against India, West Indies captain Rovman Powell won the coin toss and elected to bat initially. Due to a knee injury in the previous match, Jason Holder was replaced by Roston Chase.
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya’s squad made three changes, including Yashasvi Jaiswal’s debut and Kuldeep Yadav’s return for the injured Ravi Bishnoi.
The home team is presently ahead in the five-match series with a score of 2-0. They secured victories of four runs and two wickets against the Men in Blue in the initial two T20Is.
India’s chosen lineup consists of Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (captain), Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Mukesh Kumar.
In the West Indies’ selected team, you have Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Rovman Powell (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, and Obed McCoy.