India will take on West Indies in the first of the 3-match T2OI series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Hyderabad later on Friday evening. The match is slated to commence at 7 pm (IST).
Virat and Co. will start as strong favorites against the 'Maroon Brigade' owing to their impressive record against the Windies in the shortest format of the game and better track record in T20Is over the past season.
While India would be high on confidence after beating Bangladesh 2-1 in the last T20I assignment, Windies would look to fare better after being upset by Afghanistan in their last T20I series.
The Windies would also look to improve upon their dismal performance against India as they were handed a 3-0 series whitewash by the 'Men in Blue' when the two teams faced off in a T20 series in the United States and the Caribbean.
While India would be skippered by Virat Kohli, Windies will be once again helmed by all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who took charge as captain of the team in the series against Afghanistan
Here is a look at some major batting and bowling records from the India West Indies T20 rivarly
Rohit Sharma is the highest run getter for India in T20 international against West Indies. The explosive opener has scored 425 runs in 12 matches at a staggering 47 average against West Indies in the shortest format.
With 242 runs in 6 matches, Windies attacking opener Ewin Lewis has amassed the most runs for West Indies in T20 internationals against India.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have scored a century each in T20 internationals against West Indies.
Windies opener Ewin Lewis is the leading ton maker against India in T20Is with 2 tons to his name.
Rohit Sharma holds the record for the highest individual score by an Indian against Windies in T20 internationals with an unbeaten 111-run innings at the Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
Ewis Lewis scored an unbeaten 125 runs against India, which is the highest individual score by a Windies batsman in T20Is against India.
With 8 wickets in just 5 matches, India's frontline seamer Jasprit Bumrah is the leading wicket taker for India in T2O internationals against West Indies.
Former Windies pace bowling all-rounder Dwayne Bravo with 7 wickets in 6 T2OI games is Windies leading wicket taker against India.