India easily won the 3rd T20I by seven wickets and took the lead 2-1 in a five-match T20I series.
The good news was that Suryakumar Yadav aka SKY opened the innings while chasing a total of 165 and smashed 76 runs off just 44 balls and helped India to cross the line.
The bad news was that Rohit Sharma got retired hurt with back spasms after playing just five balls and didn’t come back to bat. As per the reports, Rohit Sharma is fit and will be playing in the next two T20Is which will be played in the United States of America at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida.
ICC has been trying hard to get Cricket popular in the US for 12 years but hasn’t been able to do it convincingly. These two T20Is can turn the tables if both teams manage to entertain the crowd as they did in the last face-off.
India just needed the two runs off the last balls and they lost the match by one run while chasing a mammoth total of 246. Windies won the series 1-0 as the second T20 match got washed due to rain.
We can expect the same kind of entertainment again as the ground is not big and batters can easily send the ball out of the park.
Head to Head in the last five matches:
West Indies: LWLWW
India will be confident in winning the T20 series 3-1 in the fourth T20I of the five-match series. On the other hand, West Indies will be under pressure as it’s a must-win game for the home team to stay alive in the series.
Predicted Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (capt)/Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer/Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja/Axar Patel, Harshal Patel/Avesh Khan, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Hopefully, Rohit will be playing in the match but if he doesn’t then it will be an opportunity for Ishan Kishan to open his arms. Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, and Harshal Patel might get an opportunity to be fit in the playing XI.
Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (capt), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Dominic Drakes/Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
West Indies might not make too many changes in the playing XI. They might replace all-rounder Dominic Drakes with Odean Smith.
We hope to see neck and neck competition in the 4th T20I between the two strong teams.