You want to give chances to the youngsters in the shortest format, we have not played the strongest eleven together in T20Is so rankings can not be considered", Kohli told reporters ahead of the first T20I."We have the mindset that we will not focus on the rankings. "Now heading into the World Cup rankings are going to be irrelevant because in T20 anyone can win on the day".
Hetmyer's 71-run fourth-wicket stand with skipper Kieron Pollard, who hit 37 off 19 balls, was the key on what seemed like a good batting pitch.
Windies captain has said that he has a young side at his helm and will go on to protect them from the "vultures" of world cricket.
"The past is the past; our form is common knowledge - all these things we know as a team but as I have said, we can only deal with what is in front of us".
The duo of Kuldeep and Chahal will most likely bowl together after a long time. But after a few dots, the game puts you in a position where you just have to hold your shape and play the shots.
As VVS Laxman said recently, Pant will need to find a way of justifying the team management's faith in him. Jadeja is in his best phase as an all-rounder, we are happy with how our options are placed. That's the role I play in every team that I've played in till now. Myself or Rohit (Sharma), one of the guys has to play till the end because our strength is usually striking in the later half of the innings, and our strike rate goes up. But, I think it's the collective responsibility of everyone around as well to give that player some space to do so as well. This will be an even more crucial series for Rishabh Pant.
"As Rohit (Sharma) said recently, he needs to be left alone, he is a match-winner". He can't be isolated to an extent that he gets nervous on the field.
Speaking about the list for most dismissals by a keeper in an India-West Indies T20I rubber, apart from Dhoni and Pant, Dinesh Ramdin has affected five dismissals followed by Andre Fletcher (4) and Dinesh Karthik (3).