First T20 between India and West Indies will be held behind closed doors

An upbeat India under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma ended up whitewashing the West Indies in the recently-concluded three-match ODI series and now the focus shifts towards the final leg of the home bilateral series, the T20Is. Both teams will face off against each other in the three-match T20I series with the first one being played at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday, February 16. Meanwhile, it has been reported that the series opener would be played behind closed doors.

Even though there will be no crowd for the first match, the spectators will be allowed inside the stadium for the last two games.

The Indian team would be heading into the T20I series after having whitewashed New Zealand last November and they would be looking forward to continuing the momentum as Rohit & Co. eye the ICC T20 World Cup title in Australia later this year. If the Indian team does succeed in managing another clean sweep, it would be their third straight white-ball bilateral series clean sweep under Rohit Sharma.

The Hitman had succeeded Virat Kohli as India’s skipper in the shortest format after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE where they failed to make the semis.