India on Saturday thrashed the West Indies by nine wickets to level the series 2-2. Going into the final T20I on Sunday at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill Florida Hardik Panyda’s men would look to continue the momentum and win the series and likewise for the hosts West Indies.
The opening partnership for India in the T20I series came good on Saturday when Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill levelled the highest opening partnership for India in T20Is with 165 run stand. The duo complemented each other well and played some exquisite shots throughout the innings. Though Gill fell right at the brink of victory young Tilak Varma and Jaiswal finished the job.
Though Shimron Hetmeyar’s knock is a big positive for the Men in Purple as acknowledged by skipper Rovman Powell after the game the side was 10-15 runs short. On the surface which was excellent for batting, the West Indies batters struggled against the spin of Kuldeep Yadav. They might be looking to play with an alternate strategy against him instead of just keep attacking.
Can Sanju Samson make an impact?
Unless there is an injury scare India will remain unchanged for the final T20I. Though they started the series slowly the side picked up momentum as they went along. The only player who has failed to impress in the series in all the T20Is thus far has been Sanju Samson and he might be hoping to make an impactful contribution with the bat today.
Rostan Chase back on the side
The seamers of the West Indies looked ineffective in the 4th T20I for West Indies. Rovman Powell might be tempted to bring back the off-spinner into the side to add more variety to the bowling attack. India does have three left-handers in the top seven and all of them have been in decent touch with the bat to negate their impact Chase may be a suitable option.
India Predicted XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
West Indies Predicted XI: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
West Indies Squad: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(w), Rovman Powell(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Oshane Thomas, Odean Smith, Shai Hope, Jason Holder
India Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Sanju Samson(w), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik, Ishan Kishan, Avesh Khan