Second West Indies vs India T20I to start three hours late following delay in arrival of teams’ luggage


The start of the second T20I between the West Indies and India, to be played in Basseterre later today, has been delayed by three hours* due to “significant delays in the arrival of crucial team luggage in St Kitts from Trinidad”, where the first T20I was played .

The match, which was expected to start at 10:30 a.m. local time [8pm IST]now starts at 1:30 PM local time [11pm IST].

India leads 1-0 in the five-game series after a convincing win in the first game, played in Tarouba.

Asked to bat in that game, India scored 190 for 6, with captain Rohit Sharma hitting 64 in 44 balls at the top of the order and Dinesh Karthik ending the innings with a 19-ball 41 not out. West Indies were then held at 122 for 8 with all six Indian bowlers conceding 6.50 runs per over or lower. Arshdeep Singh, R Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi all took two wickets each.

Looking back on the performance, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the experienced Indian Pace Attack frontman, said: “If you look at our score, it was quite a good one. We weren’t expecting so many runs after watching the pitch. But the way DK [Karthik] hitting to get us to that total gave us a lot of confidence that we had the points we could defend.

“Then the way we bowled, the way we judged the conditions, especially against batters who hit a lot of boundaries, was very encouraging.”

After the second and third games, both to be played in Basseterre, the action shifts to the USA, where the last two games will be played in Lauderhill, Florida.

16:10 GMT – The rescheduled start time of the match has been changed from 12:30 local time to 13:30, following an update on the BCCI website