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Pollard, Braithwaite Sweat it Out at Eden Gardens Ahead of First T20I

West Indies T20 International (T20I) captain Carlos Brathwaite and star batsman Kieron Pollard were among the seven players who sweated it out under floodlights at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday ahead of their first game against India three days later.

IANS |November 2, 2018, 12:27 AM IST
Pollard, Braithwaite Sweat it Out at Eden Gardens Ahead of First T20I

Kolkata: West Indies T20 International (T20I) captain Carlos Brathwaite and star batsman Kieron Pollard were among the seven players who sweated it out under floodlights at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday ahead of their first game against India three days later.

The Windies were handed a nine-wicket drubbing in the fifth and final One Day International by Virat Kohli and Co. at Thiruvananthapuram. India won the five-match series 3-1 with one game ending in a tie.

Besides Pollard and Brathwaite, both big names in the Indian Premier League, Darren Bravo, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Denesh Ramdin and Sherfane Rutherford were also seen batting at the nets for close to three hours.

Darren Bravo is set to play for West Indies for the first time in two years while all-rounder Kieron Pollard will don the national jersey for the first time in a year.

Both the players found their names in the T20 squad after their impressive outings in the CPL.

Meanwhile, around 18,000 tickets were sold till Thursday evening, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) sources said.

It is expected to remain partly cloudy on Sunday but chances of rain are very less, Met department officials said.

West Indies T20 squad

Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas

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4 England 4366 104
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