West Indies vs India 5th T20I
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India vs West Indies, WI Playing 11 vs IND (Predicted), 5th 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 and they will be eager to win the series by winning the 4th T20I with a 3-1 lead. The visitors currently leads the 5-match series 2-1.

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

India could be in full strength too as skipper Rohit Sharma has recovered from a back spasm that forced him to retire hurt after playing just 5 balls in the 3rd T20I. The elegant opener retired hurt on 11 in the second over of the Indian innings after experiencing discomfort. In his attempt to swing towards the on-side, Rohit Sharma hurt his lower back, which cut his innings short.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

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 has a great chance to win the series in this 4th T20I 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.

West Indies needs to win this game to stay alive in the series as a loss here would mean India takes an unassailable lead in the series. They demolished Bangladesh in the T20I series right before the India series but the difference in quality is for everybody to see. West Indies needs to come up with a plan to dismiss Suryakumar Yadav early in the innings.

Odean Smith
Odean Smith

West Indies trusted Dominic Drakes with the ball ahead of Odean Smith and it turned out not to be a bad decision. They are likely to stick with the same XI.

Kyle Mayers and Brandon King have established themselves as a good complementary batting pair and are likely to be their openers for the remaining two games. Akeal Hosein will continue to be the only spinner on the team. West Indies recently lost the three-match ODI series against India by 3-0 and is also 2-1 behind in the ongoing series after 3 T20Is had concluded.

India vs West Indies, WI Playing 11 vs IND (Predicted), 5th T20I, India Tour Of West Indies 2022

Kyle Mayers

Kyle Mayers (Image Credits: Twitter)
Kyle Mayers (Image Credits: Twitter)

Kyle Mayers will be one of the openers for the team in the 5th T20I. The left-handed batsman scored 114 runs in 3 games in the recent ODI series. Kyle Mayers scored 72 runs in 2 games in the previous T20I series against Bangladesh. He is the 2nd highest run scorer of the ongoing T20I series behind Suryaumar Yadav’s 111, having amassed 96 runs averaging 32. He scored 73 off 50 balls in the 3rd T20I but it went in vain.

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