The 4th match of the five match Golden Cup T20 series between India and West Indies will be played at Central Broward, Park Stadium Lauderhill Florida In USA. The match will start at 8:00 PM IST.
In the 3nd T20 International played at St Kitts, West Indies, the Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bowl. For the West Indies team, it was a good start as they were 57 for no loss and in the first six overs. the Indian bowlers bowled too short and wide at the off stump, providing the west Indian batsmen with acres of space outside the off stump to play the ball into the gaps.
But after six overs the Indian bowlers quickly adjusted their line and length and started bowling wider off stump and depriving the batsmen of any pace to work with. The West Indian batters also could not get underneath the ball to get the elevation to hit big shots, restricting them to a manageable score of 164 for 5 wickets.
On the other hand the Indian team got off to a good start with Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav but Sharma had to go back to the pavilion because of a back spasm. Shreyas Iyer came out to replace him and provided India with a good partnership of 136 runs.
For the first wicket in the third T20 match none of the Indian batsmen played recklessly and chose the correct balls to play their shots. They displayed great maturity and fine cricketing sense in their game.
In the fourth T20 International if Indians get to bat, they should practice caution and play every ball on its merit, respecting the good and punishing the loose ones. In case India bat first, they should strive to a score a minimum score of 190 to 200 runs and in case they need to bowl first, they should restrict the West Indian batsmen within 150. With a solid approach like this they will be able to clinch the series and unburden themselves off the unnecessary pressure while playing the last match.
Fantasy Stars for IND vs WI
Suryakumar Yadav has a flexible wrist to play the ball anywhere in the field. He can bat both ways, on one hand stabilize the innings and on the other hand lead the attack on opposition bowlers. He has no visible weakness in his batting technique for bowlers to exploit and is a tough batsman to bowl to. Yadav has played 22 T20 International matches, and has a batting average of 38.1 with a strike rate of 175.6. Not easy to keep him stagnant and an equally tough proposition to keep him under control when he gets going.
Rohit Sharma has played 131 T20 International matches. He has scored 3454 runs with a batting average of 32.3 and a strike rate of 139.8. Rohit Sharma has a lazy elegance about him; when he plays shots it looks effortless. If he bats anywhere close to his potential he can prove to be a hurricane for the bowler and can be absolutely damaging for the psyche of a bowling line. When he is on floor,he can hit relatively good balls for boundaries .
Shreyas Santosh Iyer can hit beautiful cover drives through the covers and can play a technically correct on drive down the park. He has played 45 T20 International matches, scored 965 runs with a batting average of 32.2 and a strike rate of 135.3 in his T20 career so far. A young player with a dazzling future ahead of him, Iyer can go over wide long on with the spin.
Kyle Mayers has played 12 T20 International matches, scored 237 runs with a batting average of 23.7 and a strike rate of 142.8. Kyle Mayers can smoke the ball hard of his bat and scores most of his runs on the onside and the legside. Kyle very seldom scores runs on the offside, doesn’t use his feet much and depends on his hand eye coordination to access the ball.
Brandon King looks to be getting very close to being a finished article and has all the shots in the book. Having played 25 T20 International matches, scored 544 runs with a batting average of 24.7 and a strike rate of 125.7 in his T20 career so far, he just needs to minimize his dot ball percentage and find a way to rotate strike.
Nicholas Pooran a complete batsman with no specific short that he can’t play. The man who knows every short that there is to be played in cricket, has played 62 T20 International matches, scored 1333 runs with a batting average of 29.0 and a strike rate of 130.7. He looks elegant, easy on the eye, has great poise and plays all around the dial. He doesn’t hit funky but plays texts book cricket to the core.
Possible 11: IND
Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh pant, Hardik pandya, Dinesh karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi.
Possible 11: WI
Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh.
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