IND vs WI 4th T20I preveiw


India travels to the United States in an effort to avoid a rare series loss to the West Indies following a month of island hopping in the Caribbean, where the results have been somewhat mixed. Due in part to their focus on the big picture and the ensuing experimentation, the visitors' engine has frequently sputtered in the white-ball leg. They have, however, revealed their true colors when forced into a corner, such as in the decisive one-day match in Trinidad or the third T20I, which had to be won, three days ago in Guyana.

India must become accustomed to the high-scoring environments in Florida, which is anticipated to host games at the T20 World Cup next year, and determine whether the selected group of young players has what it takes to succeed even though they aren't necessarily favorites. Suryakumar Yadav, India's T20 batting linchpin, made an impression on the series after going scoreless in the first two games.

On the other hand, Tilak Varma has defied expectations to establish himself as a player with a very high ceiling. In fact, after three games, there are rumblings that he might be an unexpected selection for the ODI World Cup team.

The reason is straightforward for West Indies. They have a chance to win their first rubber against India, in any format, of two or more games, and a series, since 2016. The two-time T20 World Cup champions will also achieve their first back-to-back series victories in the competition since 2017. If nothing else, that should help them recover from some of the recent crushing disappointments and get back on track for next year's world cup here.

When: August 12, 20:00 IST, 10:30 Local, Fourth T20I between West Indies and India

Specifically, Lauderhill, Florida

What to anticipate Florida has a cloudy morning with a very slim chance of precipitation. Just over a year ago, the same two teams played in a T20I at the same location. They defended 191 and 188 with relative ease in the two games during India's visit to this country in 2022. In fact, in these 13 games, teams who bat first have won 11 of them.

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 West indies:

In the third T20I, Roston Chase bowled four clean overs, but if Jason Holder has sufficiently recovered from his minor knee injury, he might be replaced. Shai Hope might be tempted to be added because West Indies' top order hasn't performed as of yet.

Probable XI: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder/Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy


It's possible that Hardik Pandya will want to consider his fast bowling options. Although giving up 53 runs in the final five overs wasn't bad by format standards, adjustments might be made in anticipation of the tournament the following year. Should India decide to replace one of Mukesh Kumar or Arshdeep Singh, they have Umran Malik and Avesh Khan on the bench.

After his heroics in the first half of the year, Shubman Gill has had a particularly quiet tour in terms of his batting. In the lead-up to the two major tournaments, though in a different format, they'll be hoping to see him finish strong and rediscover his batting rhythm.

Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar/Umran Malik

Did you realize?

- Yuzvendra Chahal needs five more victories to reach 100 T20I wickets and become the first Indian and eighth overall.

Johnson Charles has a solid track record there. He has a strike rate of 152.94 in these T20Is. He has struck out at a CPL average of 158.65.

- At this location, pace has gone at an economy of 8.15, while spin has taken fewer wickets but only at a rate of 6.77 per over.


West Indies Squad: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(w), Rovman Powell(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Oshane Thomas, Odean Smith, Shai Hope, Jason Holder

India Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Sanju Samson(w), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik, Ishan Kishan, Avesh Khan

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