Date: 06 August 2022
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
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The T20I action from the West Indies- India series now shifts to the United States of America which is set to host the remaining two fixtures of the series. The fourth T20I between the two teams will be played at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida on Saturday. While India started the series with a win in the opener, the hosts came back to level the series in the second fixture. In the third T20I, the Men in Blue led by Suryakumar Yadav's brilliant 73 runs off 50 deliveries beat West Indies to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
The venue hasn't hosted a T20I since late 2021. Having said that, traditionally the wicket is very good for batting. Loads of runs are expected in this match too with shorter boundaries and high-quality stroke makers in both the teams. 168.33 is the average first innings score at this venue in the last 3 T20Is. Expect this to be a high-scoring game.
India will be relieved by the fact that captain Rohit Sharma has been declared fit for the remaining two matches of this series after he retired hurt in the third T20I. The Hitman is not only a superb leader of men but was looking in great nick in the last match after his half-century in the series opener. Apart from Rohit, Hardik Pandya has also been in great nick and the form of Suryakumar Kumar has been on a different level altogether. Overall the Indian unit looks strong with a mixed bunch of experienced and youth in bowling and the captain trying to experiment with a few things to have options up his sleeves in a high-pressure match.
SportsTiger Playing XI of India
Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
For West Indies, this is their last opportunity to force the match into a decider. With the eyes on T20 World Cup, even Nicholas Pooran could look at making a few changes and giving opportunities to new faces, trying out various combinations. Kyle Mayers and Pooran could well hold the key to the Windies batting once again and it would be interesting to see the actual Playing XI the home captain opts to go ahead with.
SportsTiger Playing XI of West Indies
Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Dominic Drakes, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
India are clearly the better team than West Indies not only on paper but even gauging from the performances on the field so far. Moreover, India's new approach in T20Is is refreshing and their batters are not looking to play the anchor role anymore which has helped India score runs quickly which might often prove to be the difference between a good score and a match-winning one.
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