After a three-day break and a flight from St Kitts to Florida, the West Indies and India resume their T20I series on Saturday morning with the fourth match. India leads the series 2-1 after regaining the lead with a seven-wicket victory last Tuesday. Continue reading for a preview of this game. The game starts at 10:30 a.m. local time at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill.
West Indies gave their fans a lot of hope after winning the second T20I, but they didn’t provide much with the ball on Tuesday. After a few days of rest, the pace attack should be able to cause problems again in this game.
India has such depth that even losing their captain to injury early in the innings did not derail their performance in the previous match. The team is full of confidence, and there is still plenty of room for improvement.
Match Details to Note
Match: West Indies vs India, 4th T20I, India Tour of West Indies, 2022
Date: August 06, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
West Indies Team News:
The hosts have made changes throughout this series, but we expect West Indies to name an unchanged team after a few days off. The management believed that India had a weakness against left-arm seam bowling, and Dominic Drakes will continue to play as long as this theory holds true.
West Indies Squad
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Shamarh Brooks, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh
Players to watch out for:
The left-handed starter is a commanding presence in the circle, hitting 12 home runs on Tuesday. He’s forming a reliable opening partnership with Brandon King.
The powerful batter hit 23 runs on 14 balls in the series finale but has yet to score a significant run. He is a dangerous player, but Arshdeep Singh has dismissed him in both of the last two games.
The left-armer has all the ingredients for another big bowling performance, with bounce, pace, and angling the ball across the Indian right-handers.
Possible Playing XI:
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Shimon Hetmyer, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Dominic Drakes/Keemo Paul, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
West Indies Team Form
The West Indies batted well on Tuesday, but it was their bowling that let them down. They can stay in the series if they can add consistent bowling to their batting.
India Team News:
From this India side, there has been talk about giving game time to inexperienced players and trusting them with crucial moments in the game. Avesh Khan has been costly and bowled a poor final over in the second T20I, but India is expected to stick with him. We expect Rohit Sharma to play after he was injured in the previous game.
Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishan Kishan
Players to watch out for:
The clean-hitting batter- has joined the list of potential openers for India in this format after scoring 76 runs off 44 balls in the previous game. His next task is to build on his performance in this game.
Although his batting failed to deliver in the third T20I, the all-rounder was once again impressive with the ball. In four overs, he took 1-19 and dismissed opener Brandon King.
The experienced leader among the group of young pace bowlers is Bhuvneshwar Kumar, a right-arm fast medium bowler. In the previous match, he defeated Kyle Mayers and Nicholas Pooran.
Possible Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan/Ravi Bishnoi/Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh
India Team Form
India has won three of their last five games, but they have not won consecutive T20Is during this run of matches.
West Indies vs India Top Team Batsmen
West Indies batting tips include Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, and Kyle Mayers. King is in his best form of his international career, having scored 88 runs in his last two innings.
We are rooting for India’s batsmen Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Shreyas Iyer. Iyer has only made 34 runs in this series and will be aware that a big score is required.
West Indies vs India Top Team Bowlers
West Indies bowling picks include Obed McCoy, Akeal Hosein, and Jason Holder. Holder has four wickets in the series despite being inconsistent at times.
We anticipate Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Ravichandran Ashwin to be India’s top bowlers. Since making his T20I debut in July, Arshdeep has taken six wickets in four games and has impressed with his yorkers.
West Indies vs India Head to Head
India leads the overall head-to-head series 15-7 and will look to extend that lead to 17-7 by the end of this series. India won both T20Is between the two teams in Lauderhill in 2019.
West Indies vs India Head to Head Stats in T20I
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West Indies vs India Toss Prediction
So far in the tournament, captains have chosen to field first after winning the toss. In this match, we predict that both captains will choose to field first in order to get a feel for the batting surface by watching the opposition.
West Indies vs India Pitch Report
This wicket should have some good pace, and the batters should enjoy the ball coming onto the bat. We anticipate a par score of more than 170.
Overcast with a chance of rain fading as the day progresses. During the match, the temperature reached 31 degrees.
West Indies vs India Prediction
With so many series taking place at the same location these days, this series has a refreshing feel as it moves to its third and final location. In Florida, both teams will be well supported, and the fans should be entertained. Our prediction is that India will win again, taking the series 3-1.