West Indies vs India 5th T20I
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West Indies take on India in the fifth and final T20I in Florida on Sunday, July 07. They are trailing the series 3-1 and would like to end the series on a high. The Indian and Windies players reached Miami on August 4 for the two-weekend games. The home side coped up with another loss as they lost the fourth T20I by 59 runs. They were bowled out for 132 chasing 192 to win.

Guyanese President Irfan Ali made the necessary arrangements after he intervened in the process and the players were finally issued their visas to travel to the US.

CWI President Ricky Skerritt

“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, West Indies has a mountain to climb in the fifth and final game after losing the third and the fourth T20I. Skipper Nicholas Pooran was a dejected man after the fourth T20I loss due to a batting failure.He was batting well on 24 off 8 balls and it was his runout that was the turning point in the chase.

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran. (Photo: CWI)

 “We know they got off to a flying start, but I was happy with the way our guys came back. Unfortunately we didn’t get a partnership, it was a par score. Not ideal to get run out, it changed the game. There was some miscommunication. But the other guys could have put their hands up and taken us over the line” said a dejected Pooran after the fourth T20I loss. They lose another T20I series against India in the process.

Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at West Indies ‘ playing XI for the fifth T20I against India. There is plenty of room for the management to experiment with players.

IND vs WI: West Indies’ Predicted Playing XI Against India, 5th T20I

Kyle Mayers

Kyle Mayers
Kyle Mayers

Mayers has been doing a good job opening the batting and the management should stick with him at the top. He has score 96 runs in three games so far.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.