WI VS IND MATCH DETAILS:
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
Date and Time: August 6, 8:00 PM IST
Team India will look to continue its dominance against the West Indies team during the fourth T20I match to be played on August 6 (Saturday). The Men in Blue had won the third T20I easily with batter Suryakumar Yadav being adjudged player of the match for his excellent batting performance.
Both teams have reached the United States to play their fourth and fifth T20I encounters and will want to entertain the local crowd with some high-quality batting and bowling. The Men in Maroon will have to win the fourth match at any cost if they want to stay alive in the series. India continued their winning momentum into the T20Is winning the first match comfortably by 60 runs. They will look to continue their dream run and win this match too to go ahead 2-0 in the series. West Indies are going through a rough patch in the white ball formats and will need to take inspiration from their spirited performances to make a comeback. They will look for an elusive win that will change the fortunes of their team and will give them much-needed hope moving ahead.
WEST INDIES PREVIEW
West Indies came out in an attacking mindset but their batters failed to cross the 20-run mark in the match. Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, and Nicholas Pooran looked good in the short stay in the crease. 6 of the top-7 batters hit a six each but kept losing wickets throughout the match.
Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, and Jason Holder took 4 wickets between them but went for 120 runs in their 10 overs. Akela Hossain was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4-0-14-1 in the match and Obed McCoy bowled decently in the death overs and power play. They might bring in Dominic Drakes or Romario Shepherd in this match.
India`s experiment to promote Surya Kumar Yadav and he played an attacking 16-ball 24-run cameo. Rohit Sharma played some blistering shots and scored 64 runs with wickets falling at the other end on a heap. Dinesh Karthik played the game-changing knock of 41 runs to build a vital 52-run partnership with Ravi Ashwin for the seventh wicket.
Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar despite going for runs early on took crucial wickets in the power play and shared 3 wickets between them. The spin trio of Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, and Ravi Jadeja ran riot in the middle overs with combined figures of 12-0-74-5 in the match.
St. Kitts will have a slightly cloudy and breezy climate on the match day with just 10% chances of rain as per the weather forecasters.
TOSS: TO BOWL
Chasing is the best option as the pitch is expected to have a good balance between the bat and ball along with a good outfield and playing conditions.
WI VS IND PITCH REPORT
The wicket at Lauderhill, Florida, is expected to produce a high-scoring game with the ball coming nicely onto the bat. Skipper winning the toss might want to have a bowl first and then look to chase the total later on. Bowlers will need to vary their line and lengths to get some wickets for their side.
WI VS IND, 4TH T20I PROBABLE PLAYING XIS
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Devon Thomas (wk), Rovman Powell, Dominic Drakes, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh
WI VS IND, 4TH T20I PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE THE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH
Batter Suryakumar Yadav has reached the second spot in the ICC T20 batting rankings after his excellent performance during the third T20I. The right-handed batter stroked 76 runs off just 44 balls and helped his side to chase down the total easily. Suryakumar will want to emulate his performance during the fourth T20I encounter as well.
PROBABLE THE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
West Indies spinner Akeal Hosein was the most impressive bowler for the Men in Maroon during the third T20I match. He gave away only 28 runs in his four-over quota and scalped one wicket of Shreyas Iyer. The left-arm spinner will want to emulate his performance during the fourth encounter as well.
WI KEY PLAYERS
Kyle Mayers- the left-handed opener is an imposing presence at the crease and hit 12 boundaries in Tuesday’s game. He is developing a consistent opening partnership with Brandon King.
Rovman Powell- the powerful batter hit 23 runs from 14 balls in the last game of the series but is yet to make a significant score. He is a dangerous player but has been dismissed by Arshdeep Singh in both of the last games.
Obed McCoy- with bounce, pace, and angling the ball across the Indian right-handers, the left arm has all the ingredients to put in another big bowling performance.
IND KEY PLAYERS
Suryakumar Yadav- the clean-hitting batter has added his name to the potential openers for India in this format after making 76 runs from 44 balls in the last game. His next task is to back up the performance in this match.
Hardik Pandya- although his batting did not come off in the third IT20, the all-rounder was once again impressed with the ball. He took 1-19 from four overs and dismissed opener Brandon King.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar- the right-arm fast-medium bowler is the experienced head around the group of young pace bowlers. He dismissed Kyle Mayers and Nicholas Pooran in the last match.
India has a strong batting line-up; their batting depth came to the fore in the last match as they scored 190 runs despite their top-6 barring Rohit Sharma failing to score big. India has one of the strongest bowling units with quality bowlers in both the spin and pace departments. West Indies batters need to play more responsibly and don’t try to be over-aggressive in this match. Their bowlers need to be more consistent in the death overs especially. We expect India to win this match owing to their recent form and momentum.
INDIA will win the match.