With an electrifying victory secured in the third T20I against West Indies, India is gearing up for another clash as they square off against the hosts in the fourth T20I showdown set to unfold in Florida on August 12.
The last encounter saw a spectacular resurgence from India, spearheaded by Suryakumar Yadav’s sensational knock of 83 and Tilak Varma’s unyielding 49, propelling them to a resounding seven-wicket triumph.
West Indies initiated the match with a solid opening partnership of 55 runs between Brandon King and Kyle Mayers. Yet, their momentum waned as they faced a setback in the middle overs, resulting in the loss of swift wickets. Nonetheless, skipper Rovman Powell’s stellar performance with an unbeaten 40 from 19 balls rejuvenated their innings, culminating in 159/5. Among the Indian bowlers, Kuldeep Yadav stood out, delivering a remarkable spell of 3/28.
India began their innings with a shaky start, losing both openers within the powerplay. Yet, India’s momentum surged unstoppably when Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma joined forces at the crease. Yadav emerged as the aggressive force, complemented by Varma’s supportive role. Yadav’s thunderous innings of 83 from 42 balls, comprising ten boundaries and four sixes, steered India to a comfortable position of 121/3 within 13 overs.
In the final leg of the match, Hardik Pandya and Tilak Varma united forces, ensuring India’s resounding victory. Their unbeaten scores of 20 and 49, solidified India’s dominant presence on the field. The team’s skipper lauded the performances of Varma and Yadav. He set the stage for high expectations from the team in the forthcoming fourth T20I encounter.
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy.
Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar.
Rovman Powell: The Caribbean skipper has showcased his mettle with scores of 48, 21, and an unbeaten 49* in the last three matches, a testament to his prowess even while batting in the lower middle order. His contribution will be crucial once again in this pivotal clash.
Tilak Varma: The emerging talent has delivered with impressive scores of 39, 51, and an unbeaten 49* in the previous games. His mission will be to maintain his remarkable form and contribute in this critical match.
With their triumphant resurgence in the third T20I, India is poised to carry that winning momentum into the upcoming contest. West Indies, renowned in this format, will provide formidable opposition. But, when India is in form, they are a formidable force that’s challenging to restrain. So, India is favoured as they enter this encounter, making them the likely victors.