As the cricketing action moves to Lauderhill in Florida, India will look to level the 5-match series as they face West Indies for the 4th T20 on Saturday at the Central Broward Stadium.
WEST INDIES VS INDIA HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Both teams have played against each other in 28 matches so far. India won 18 of them, while the West Indies won 9. One match had no outcome.
WEST INDIES VS INDIA LIVE-STREAMING AND BROADCAST
This match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema App or can be watched live on the Sports 18 Network.
West Indies was on the verge of creating history as it had the chance to win a bilateral international series against India for the first time since 2016. However, they were held in their tracks as the visitors scripted a turnaround and won the 3rd T20. West Indies still leads the series 2-1 and have another chance at bagging the title.
Despite the loss, West Indies will take some positives from the 3rd T20 and try and build up on that. Kyle Mayers and Brandon King got the team off to a steady start for the first time in this series as they stitched together a 55-run partnership for the opening wicket. Brandon King put up his best score of this tour, scoring 42 runs at run-a-ball.
In the middle order, Johnson Charles has struggled to score but Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell were seen in a ferocious mood at times and will be the key batsmen for West Indies. The seamers, Alzarri Joseph and Romario Shepherd have picked up 4 wickets each and will lead the attack with the new ball with Obed McCoy playing a supporting role, while Akeal Hosein is the lone full-time spinner on the team.
Indian fans breathed a sigh of relief as the Men in Blue staged a strong comeback and kept the series alive with a clinical performance at the Providence Stadium. They must now look to keep up the good work and try and clinch the series by winning both its upcoming matches.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, who was brought in for Ishan Kishan, wasn’t able to make much of an impact in his debut T20I as he was dismissed for just 1 in the very first over of the chase. Shubhman Gill’s terrible run in T20I continues as he was dismissed for his 3rd consecutive single-digit score.
India must try and find a more consistent pair of openers for the shortest format. Suryakumar Yadav returned to form in style as scored a blazing 83 off just 44 deliveries to get strip the West Indies of any chance of making a comeback in the game.
Tilak Varma was once again impressive as he scored an unbeaten 49, while skipper Hardik Pandya gave the finishing touches. The top-line Indian pacers haven’t been up to the mark in the T20 format. Arshdeep Singh and Mukesh Kumar have picked up just 5 wickets between them and gave given away close to 9 runs per over.
It has been the spinners who have done the bulk of the heavy lifting as Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have picked up 4 wickets each. They will continue to play an important role in the last two matches.
WI VS IND TOSS PREDICTION
11 of the 13 completed matches on this ground have been won while batting first. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will opt to bat first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch at Lauderdale is good to bat on during the first half but slows down considerably in the second inning. The average first-inning score on this pitch is 165, while that of the second innings is 123. The highest run chase on this ground is 98 runs. The spinners can expect plenty of assistance during the second half.
We can expect some showers during the day and the temperature will remain around the 30-degree mark.
WI VS IND BETTING TIPS
India bounced back well in the last match and we expect them to continue with the winning momentum. That said, the West Indies has some in-form players, especially Powell and Pooran, and getting them out cheaply will benefit India. Going by the past contests, we are in for another engaging encounter.
Bet on India to win.
India To Win the Match