Last Update on: August 7th, 2022 at 01:48 pm
India go head to head against West Indies in the fifth and final T20I in Florida. India are leading the series 3-1 heading into the final game after winning the fourth T20I by 59 runs. Both teams reached Florida for the weekend games on August 4. The visas for the players were finally arranged after a friendly intervention by Guyanese President Irfan Ali.
“It was a timely and influential diplomatic effort by His Excellency,” said Ricky Skerritt, the president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), thanking the head of the Guyana government. Meanwhile, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was deemed fit to play the final two T20Is after he retired hurt in the third T20I.
“Yes, Rohit has recovered from his back spasms and is fit now. He and coach Rahul Dravid will join the team in Miami after they had to go to Guyana with a few other players for interviews for the US Visa,” a source in the BCCI told TOI.
Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at India’s predicted playing Xi for the final two T20Is. KL Rahul and Harshal Patel were ruled out from the series earlier due to injuries. Virat Kohli is not a part of the squad for the series and will make a comeback in the Asia Cup.
IND vs WI: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against West Indies, 5th T20I
Rohit Sharma (C)
Rohit will continue to open the batting. He has had scores of 64, 0 and 11 * in his last three innings. The Indian skipper needs to have a good game in the fifth and final T20I.