The two teams are facing in a five-match ODI series for the first time since July 2017.
The ninth ranked side lost 1-2 to Bangladesh in its last ODI assignment and has not won a series since 2014. The first ball of the match will be bowled at 1:30 pm (IST).
Chase-master Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma turned West Indies attack into a bunch of net bowlers on Sunday in the first ODI at Guwahati, despositing them to every corner of the park en route their respective centuries that knocked over many records - the most noticeable being Kohli's 14th century as ODI captain that put him only behind Australia's Ricky Ponting. The stadium has hosted a T20I though, and it was a low scoring game, which Australia won against India past year. It is no secret that young Pant idolises MS Dhoni, hence it must have been a very emotional moment for Pant.
A lack of practice games for India ahead of the World T20, which starts on November 9, is the reason why a full-strength squad has been named for an A team series.
Kohli has hinted Hyderabad batsman Ambati Rayudu will get a long rope at the No. 4 spot after his impressive performances in the Asia Cup and Indian Premier League 2018.
While Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja offer India with three spin-bowling options, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav offer pace-bowling options to Kohli.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is certain of a place in the XI alongside one or two wrist-spinners.
Windies find themselves in a bit of tangle. The absence of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis will be definitely hurt the visitors, but the side has some replacements in store.