With the series already won, India will want to experiment and put their bench strength to the test when they face West Indies in the third and final T20I on Sunday at Eden Gardens.
India will make at least two changes, with Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant rest for the last match, as skipper Rohit Sharma has frequently stated that the team wants to give certain players a continuous run.
The Indian team has been trying to build as many options as possible for every possible position with the T20 World Cup planned in less than eight months in Australia. In the absence of KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma opened the innings for India. However, he has struggled against both fast and spin bowling and has failed to impress with his batting skills.
Ishan, who was picked by Mumbai Indians for a record Rs 15.25 crore in the IPL mega auction recently, has so far compiled scores of 35 off 42 and 2 off 10 balls. Ruturaj Gaikwad, who hasn't played a T20I since July 2021, may be given a chance in the last match.
Kohli will most likely be replaced in the middle order by Shreyas Iyer. Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer, the team's other middle batters, have also played great, and the team will look to keep them going.
Harshal Patel has shown his death-bowling ability in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar proved he still had it in him, and Ravi Bishnoi took wickets at an economy rate of under six in both games. It remains to be seen whether India would alter their bowling attack in any way. Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan, and Kuldeep Yadav are among the finalists.
The Windies, on the other hand, have failed to win a match during their current tour of India, having lost the last ODI series 0-3.
After a powerful powerplay, the Kieron Pollard-led team lost its footing and could only muster 157 points in the first game. They were chasing in dewy conditions in the second, but they left too much for the end, scoring only 41 runs on the powerplay and 73 in the first ten innings, and eventually losing the game.