IND tour of WI 2023, WI vs IND, 3rd T20 Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Aug 7 2023 259 Views


IND tour of WI 2023
WI vs IND, 3rd T20



Hardik Pandya-led team India has faced two consecutive defeats against West Indies in the 5-match T20 series for the first time since 2016. The Visitors would be considering that there may be a change in the playing XI in the next do-or-die contest match. The Hosts are now all geared up to take on team India in the third T20I match on Tuesday, 08 August at 08:00 PM from Providence Stadium, Guyana, West Indies.

The Caribbean tour has not been good so far for the Indian T20 side as of now. Men in Blue, captained by Hardik Pandya, has faced defeat in both the opening matches. The third match is very important for the number one T20 side if they lose this encounter they would succumb to a series defeat after 7 long years against WI. To save the series, India would try to win this match at any cost. At the same time, to win the series, IND has to win the next three matches. For this, it is necessary that team India would be looking to show no mercy to the Hosts and gives its best. After the second match, questions were raised about Pandya's captaincy with so many experiments in the death overs. The all-round batter and Indian skipper Hardik Pandya will be under huge pressure ahead of this encounter. The third match is important and hence Pandya would like to field his best possible playing XI without any experiment.

The first match was lost by the Indian team that ended on a close note. Though there was a lot of possibility of winning the team in that match Team India was not destined to win. The second match also seemed to be in India's pocket until Nicholas Pooran(67) played some blinder of an innings and the Visitors lost this match as well. Team India took the ground after selecting Ravi Bishnoi in place of Kuldeep Yadav. However, Team India had to make this change under compulsion as the left-arm wrist spinner had suffered an injury while batting at the nets before the second T20 match and had to miss out on that match. If Kuldeep is fit then his return is certain for the match then Ravi Bishnoi, who came in his place in the team, may have to warm the bench again.

India's opening pair, Shubman Gill(03) and Ishan Kishan(27) have not been able to do anything special so far but the team management can keep faith in both of them. After the second match, Hardik Pandya made a statement about the middle-order batters, but after two matches, there is no possibility of a change in it. The only positive for team India was Tilak Varma who smashed 51 off 41 balls in the previous match. On the other hand, number T20I batter SKY is failing consistently on the WI tour, he scored just 01 off 03 balls which is also raising questions about his batting ability.

The Hosts did not make any changes in the second match. Skipper Rovman Powell had played with the same team which had been chosen in the first T20. In the third match also, it is expected that WI's skipper Powell will not make any changes as he does not want to make any changes in his winning combination. Powell will also go on to win the series with the same team with which his side has won the first two matches.


Match Details

Match: IND tour of WI 2023, WI vs IND 3rd T20

Date: Tuesday, August 08, 2023 

Time: 08:00 PM IST

Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana, West Indies


Pitch and Weather Report

Providence Stadium has a capacity of 15000 spectators and has hosted 2 Tests, 25 ODIs & 28 T20Is before this match. It is a home venue for the Caribbean team Guyana Franchise. The venue in Guyana is known for offering a pitch that tends to be on the slower side and favours spin bowlers. The surface often assists spinners due to the dry and abrasive nature of the pitch, making it conducive for them to grip the ball and extract turns. The pitch usually gets slower as the game progresses, which can make timing shots difficult for the batsmen.

The weather will be cloudy and the temperature will range between 24 and 30. The wind will be flowing from the west at 10-12 Kmph on the match day between WI and IND on Aug 08


WI vs IND Squads

WI: Rovman Powell (c), Kyle Mayers (vc), Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Obed McCoy, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas

IND: Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar


WI vs IND Probable Playing XIs

WI: Rovman Powell (capt), Kyle Mayers (vice-capt), Johnson Charles, Obed McCoy, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd.

IND: Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Surya Kumar Yadav (VC), Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya (C), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi


Match Prediction

The last time WI and IND played on this track, the Visitors registered 2 wicket victory over the hosts on Sunday. IND has won 10 matches in 13 games against WI since 2017. The 2-wicket win has given WI side a confidence boost and would look to make it 3-0 against IND. Hardik Pandya-led IND will likely make some changes after a narrow loss.

IND has 6 wins and a tie in the last 12 T20Is they played. The Hosts are running through a decent form in this format with just 6 wins in the last 12 matches. The left-handed batter Nicholas Pooran’s form will be the key for them to stop India from winning yet another series. But we say IND to win this match and make a solid statement against the Hosts.


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