Team India cricketer Tilak Varma pulled off a terrific fielding effort in the first T20I against West Indies on Thursday, August 3 at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad. He took a great running catch in the first innings to dismiss Johnson Charles cheaply to push the hosts on the back foot early in the match.
Tilak Varma is playing his debut International match for Team India. He was handed the cap before the start of the play by Indian skipper Hardik Pandya. He made an instant impact in the game, pulling off a brilliant catch. The incident took place in the eighth over of the West Indies innings. Kuldeep Yadav bowled a tossed-up googly to Johnson Charles.
The West Indies batter went for the slog sweep. However, miscued the shot and the ball went high up, not a long distance. Tilak Varma covered a great ground, running 10-15 metres to his left. He then dived to hang on to a fantastic catch to dismiss Johnson Charles. The batter had to walk back to the pavilion for just three runs.
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Tilak Varma and Mukesh Kumar make debuts for Team India
Tilak Varma was rewarded for his consistent performances in domestic cricket, as well as in the Indian Premier League. Along with him, Mukesh Kumar too earned his debut T20I cap. The pacer has now made his debut across all three formats on the ongoing West Indies tour. Team India was asked to bowl first by West Indies after winning the toss. The visitors have gone in with three spinners – Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar
West Indies (Playing XI): Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Johnson Charles(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell(c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy