Lauderhill, Florida
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India vs West Indies Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, 4th T20I, India Tour Of West Indies 2022. India made a brilliant comeback in the third T20I match to win by 6 wickets and lead the series 2-1. Both teams are all set to play in Florida after the visa issues were resolved by the interference of the Guyana president.

India vs West Indies (Image Credits: Twitter)
India vs West Indies (Image Credits: Twitter)

India has a great chance to win the series in this match and test some of their fringe players in the last T20I match. West Indies on the other hand need to win this match to keep the series alive and take it to the decider.

In the 3rd T20I, West Indies started off on a good note with Kyle Mayers scoring 73 runs off 50 balls and forming a 50-run partnership with Brandon King (20 runs) and Nicholas Pooran (22 runs) for the first 2 wickets. Shimron Hetmyer (20 runs) and Rovman Powell (23 runs) scored some quick-fire to take their team to a good score of 164/5 in the 20 overs.

Kyle Mayers
Kyle Mayers. Image: Twitter

Obed McCoy and Alzarri Joseph were taken for a lot of runs in the last game. Akeal Hosein was their most consistent player this series picking 3 wickets at an economy rate of 5.33 RPO. Dominic Drakes and Jason Holder will look to make their mark with the ball in this match.

India’s chase took off with Suryakumar Yadav‘s blinder of 76 runs off 44 runs with 8 boundaries and 4 sixes in the match. Shreyas Iyer (24 runs) and Rishabh Pant (33* runs) played vital cameos in the match to win comfortably. Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja (who was rested for the 3rd T20I)  too are in good touch and India might experiment with their batting in this match too.

Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer (Image Credits: Twitter)
Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer (Image Credits: Twitter)

Pacers Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were excellent with the ball and have claimed 7 wickets between them at an economy rate of 7 RPO. Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya have joined in the middle overs to strangle the batters effectively. Avesh Khan has been a bit wayward and leaked a lot of runs and Harshal Patel might replace him in the match.

Hardik Pandya Rohit Sharma
Hardik Pandya Rohit Sharma. Image: Twitter

In a major relief for the cricket fans, it has been learned that Rohit Sharma will be available for the last two games on Saturday and Sunday in Florida. The India skipper retired hurt during the 3rd T20 in St Kitts on Tuesday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the skipper suffered a back spasm. But with two matches remaining, Rahul Dravid will likely give Kuldeep Yadav and Harshal Patel a go.

India made only two changes in the three matches so far with Ravi Bishnoi dropped to the bench due to tactical adjustments. Deepak Hooda also returned to the XI in place of Ravindra Jadeja to manage his injury. But Avesh Khan, who has had a disappointing run in the series is set to be dropped alongside Shreyas Iyer.

India Probable XI:- Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh

West Indies Probable XI:- Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas (WK),  Jason Holder, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph & Obed McCoy

India vs West Indies Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, 4th T20I, India Tour Of West Indies 2022

India will take on the West Indies in the 4th and 5th T20Is at Lauderhill Stadium, also known as the Central Broward Park & Broward County Cricket Stadium, on Saturday (August 6) and Sunday (August 7). India has some prior experience at this venue as they have played 4 T20Is here earlier. India won 2 matches and lost 1 while 1 match was abandoned. On the other hand, West Indies have played 8 T20Is here, winning 3, losing 4, and 1 match getting abandoned.

Lauderhill will have a bright and breezy climate on match day despite a few chances of rain as per the weather forecasters. Lauderhill will be fresh and green with the ball coming onto the bat nicely as this is the first match to be played here in a long time.

One expects the scores to be 170-180 runs in this match. Teams batting first have a 9-2 win-loss record in the matches played at this venue. The pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses.

According to weather.com, the temperature on 6th August, Saturday will be between 26-32 degrees Celcius. Humidity is expected to range between 67-75% while the chances of rainfall are expected to be 30-40%. The wind direction will be East at 15-30 km/hr.