After defeating the West Indies by 7 wickets in the third T20, Team India eyes a win in the fourth T20 to level the series 2-2.
After defeating the West Indies by 7 wickets in the third T20, Hardik Pandya-led team India will look to maintain their winning streak when they enter the fourth T20 in Florida on Saturday. The fourth and fifth T20 matches of the series will be played on August 12 and 13 respectively at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida.
After losing the first two matches of the five-match series, the fourth and fifth T20 will now be do or die for the Indian team, which is trailing 1-2 in the series. West Indies won the first T20 by 4 runs and the second T20 by 2 wickets. But Team India made a strong comeback and kept the hopes of winning the series alive by defeating the West Indies team by 7 wickets in the third T20.
The Indian batting, which failed to make a mark in the first two T20s, showed its stamina in the third T20 and achieved the target of 160 runs in 17.5 overs. After flopping in the first two matches, in the third T20, Suryakumar Yadav hit 83 runs in 44 balls with the help of 10 fours and 4 sixes in his familiar style. (Ind vs WI: India has won the last four T20s in Florida, West Indies will clash here in the fourth and fifth T20s)
Apart from Surya, left-handed batsman Tilak Verma, who made his international debut in the same series, scored an unbeaten 49 for the third consecutive match. Tilak is on top of the list with 139 runs in the first three matches of the series. During this, he has also scored a half-century.
Team India’s openers will have to show their strength again
Barring a few, most of the batsmen of Team India have failed to leave their impact in this T20 series. Especially India’s opening pair has failed in the first three T20 matches.
In the first two matches, the pair of Ishaan Kishan and Shubman Gill could only add 5 and 16 runs, while the pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill, who made their T20 debut for India from the third match, could also score only 6 runs. The failure of the opening pair in this T20 series has affected the performance of Team India and they are trailing 1-2 in the series.
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Suryakumar returns to form, expect another good inning from Tilak Verma
After scoring 21 and 1 in the first two T20 matches, Suryakumar Yadav returned strongly to form in the third T20 and scripted the Indian team’s victory with a brilliant innings of 83 runs.
At the same time, Team India will expect another great innings from Tilak Verma, who performed strongly in all the three matches. Tilak scored 51 runs in the second match and 49 runs in the third T20 match after an inning of 39 runs in the debut T20 match. He played an important role in the victory of Team India by sharing 83 runs for the third wicket with Surya.
West Indies batsmen have shown strength in T20 series
So far in this T20 series against India, the Windies batsmen have shown their strength. Nicholas Pooran, who scored 41 and 67 in the first two matches, will be hoping for another strong innings from the Windies team.
Pooran could only score 20 runs in the third match and the Windies team lost the match by 7 wickets. Apart from Pooran, skipper Rovman Powell is also in good form for the Windies team, who scored 40 in the third T20 after scoring 48 in the first T20.
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How has been India vs West Indies T20 record
Teams of India and West Indies have come face-to-face 28 times in T20 cricket so far, out of which India have won 18 matches, lost 9 while one match ended in a tie.
10 T20 matches have been played between the two teams on West Indies soil, out of which India has won 5 while West Indies have also won 5 matches.
How is India vs West Indies record in Florida?
India has so far played 6 T20 matches against West Indies in Florida, out of which India have won 4 while West Indies have won 1 match, while one match ended in a no result. The special thing is that Team India has won its last four T20 matches here.
West Indies haven’t won in Florida since 2016
The Windies team has lost 6 of their 10 T20 matches played in Florida, while winning only 3 matches, with one match abandoned due to rain. The West Indies have lost their last six T20Is in Florida since beating India by 1 run in August 2016. (IND vs WI 4th T20 Dream 11 Prediction: Make the perfect Dream 11 team by selecting these players for the fourth T20)
4th t20 date: 12 August
Time: From 8 pm (Indian time)
Field: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill (Florida)
Live Streaming: Geo Cinema, Fancode (in India)
Live Brocast: DD Sports
India’s playing XI (probable): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav (Vice-Captain), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya (Captain), Akshar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.
West Indies playing XI (probable): Rovman Powell (c), Kyle Mayers (vc), Johnson Charles, Obed McCoy, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd.