As the Rohit Sharma-led squad travels to St. Kitts & Nevis for the second T20I of the five-match series against the West Indies, they will be playing with the benefit of momentum. Earlier in the week, India dominated the opening T20I with a score of 68 runs. India’s position in the series against Nicholas Pooran’s squad will be strengthened with a win, but they are also very near to matching Pakistan’s excellent record in the format in international cricket.

The opening game of the series saw India dominate the West Indies squad across the board, but Rohit Sharma’s wise leadership was ultimately what made the difference. The West Indies only grabbed one wicket while producing 1/14 in four overs, whilst India’s three spinners, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi, each took five wickets between them. Furthermore, sloppy fielding contributed to West Indies’ loss in the first game.

India now hopes to hold onto its series lead and gain momentum as they continue to prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which will be played in Australia in October. However, a win would also give India their 15th T20I cricket triumph against the West Indies, matching them with Pakistan for the most in the format.

India has dominated the West Indies since July 2017, losing only once in the previous 13 Twenty20 international games. In 21 T20I games, India has beaten the West Indies 14 times overall. There have been 21 games in Pakistan’s current record against the West Indies, which includes 15 wins.

Overall, it will have the third-most wins against a single opponent among T20I teams. With 17 triumphs against Sri Lanka, India has maintained its dominance. Pakistan is next with 16 victories over Zimbabwe and 15 victories over New Zealand.

The second T20I will be played at Warner Park in Basseterre, St. Kitts, which has remained one of the most well-liked T20I venues for the West Indies. This will be India’s first time playing there. They have only lost twice in their eight games there, both times against England in 2019.