USA visas for both teams were then made available in Guyana at the eleventh hour, thanks to intervention from their government, which paved the way for the Florida leg series as scheduled at Central Broward Park in Lauderhill on Saturday. sunday.
India reach the five-match series with a 2-1 lead and will look to seal the series with a fourth match on Saturday. For West Indies, their target will be to level the series at 2-2 and set up Sunday’s match as a winner-all that is decisive.
These two matches could be the last time India can get some more contenders for the men’s T20 World Cup squad in Australia. Suryakumar Yadav gave a glimpse of his scintillating stroke game as an opener with a lucrative knock of 76 off 44 balls, making a difficult chase easy.
Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant have also contributed, although the availability of the Indian captain will be a matter of concern after he retired hurt in the previous match due to a back spasm. With the World Cup near, the Indian team cannot risk Sharma if he is not 100 per cent fit. They would also like Shreyas Iyer to have a big score under his belt.
In the bowling department, young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh has impressed in various scenarios during matches to boost the case for his selection in the T20 World Cup. His fellow pacer Avesh Khan has shied away from his impressive personality and has conceded a lot of runs in the death overs. If Harshal Patel has recovered from a rib injury, he is expected to replace Avesh in the XI.
Meanwhile, West Indies have found some reason to rejoice in their race to the World Cup, despite trailing 1-2. Openers Brandon King and Kyle have scored a half-century each in the series. But the hosts would like to collectively fire their big hitters Captain Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer and Rovman Powell.
Left-arm pacer Obed McCoy troubled the visitors with his angles and hit the deck in tough style, while left-arm spinner Akil Hossein did well in giving West Indies the control and wickets they needed at the same time. If the pitch is slow, they can get all-rounder Keemo Paul to test their cutters and put them to good use against the Indian batsmen.
Everything should be fine except for some rain, hosting back-to-back high-octane clashes between India and West Indies in Lauderhill.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh.
West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (capt), Rovman Powell (vice-captain), Shamar Brooks, Dominic Drakes, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akil Hossein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Meyers, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odeon Smith, Devon Thomas and Hayden Walsh Jr.
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