IND tour of WI 2023, WI vs IND, 5th T20 Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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IND tour of WI 2023
WI vs IND, 5th T20



Now it is time for the fifth and final T20I match for this series for team India against WI. The series is well poised at 2-2 with the final match of the series scheduled to take place at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill Florida on 13th August from 8:00 PM between WI and IND. Men in Blue's young blood brought team India back from the 2-0 deficit to 2-2 after a 9-wicket victory on Saturday.

The left-handed wunderkind batter Yashasvi Jaiswal's match-winning 84* and was well supported by Shubman Gill's who played a crucial knock of 77 paved the way for a historic 165-run partnership against WI, propelling the Visitors to a resounding 9-wicket victory over the Caribbean on 12th August. The remarkable performance not only squared the ongoing five-match T20I series but also set the stage for an exciting Sunday showdown to determine the ultimate winner between WI and IND.

Under the backdrop of a sunny and scorching morning, the Hosts decided to take the batting crease first on a placid pitch in the initial encounter of consecutive T20Is held in the USA. However, WI's aspirations for a strong beginning were thwarted. The left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav's remarkable performance saw him claim two crucial wickets in the very first over, causing the Visitors to stumble and find themselves at 57 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.

Both the WI's batters Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer then took the things in their hand to add 50 runs in the next 5 overs. The left-handed batter Hetmyer scored 61 off 39 balls to rescue the Hosts to put in a respectable total of 178 for the loss of 8 wickets in the fourth T20I. For team India, Arshdeep Singh took 3 wickets for 38 runs in his 4 overs spell. While the Powell-led WI might have entertained a glimmer of hope in their quest to secure the series ahead of schedule, emerging talents had different plans altogether.

Both Indian openers orchestrated a sensational partnership of 165 runs for the opening wicket – a shared record for India in T20Is. Jaiswal and Gill's remarkable feat enabled IND to successfully chase down a target of 179 runs, thereby levelling the series at 2-2 against the Hosts. With one match remaining in the five-game series, the stage is set for a decisive contest.


Match Details

Match: IND tour of WI 2023, WI vs IND 5th T20

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2023 

Time: 08:00 PM IST

Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, United States


Pitch and Weather Report

In 15 T20Is, the results have favoured the team defending the target 11 times. Even the last five games have been won by the team that opted to bat first. The average first innings score at Providence is 164. West Indies have scored 245 runs (highest) on this ground batting first. The team winning the toss should bat first. The venue has a capacity of 120000 spectators and has hosted 6 ODIs & 14 T20Is. In 2016, India and West Indies scored 489 runs in a game where Windies won by just a run.

The pitch at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground is typically known for its authenticity and even bounce, providing a fair contest between bat and ball. The surface tends to be on the slower side, encouraging spinners to play a vital role as the match progresses. Seam bowlers may also find assistance early on due to the presence of a grass covering, which could aid movement and swing.

The weather will be cloudy and the temperature will range between 24 and 30. The wind will flow from the west at 10-12 Kmph on the match day between WI and IND on Aug 13.


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, Brandon King, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd.

IND: Yashaswi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Tilak Verma, Surya Kumar Yadav (VC), Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya (C), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar


Match Prediction

The Visitors made a comeback in the series after trailing 2-0 in the beginning. Hardik Pandya-led team India 5 wins in 6 matches at Lauderhill. IND has a better spin attack compared to WI. The IND T20 League exposure has brought the next generation into the field with a solid stand which we have seen in the 4th T20I. It will be difficult for the Hosts to win the fifth match and seal the series. It's been 7 years since WI won a trophy against Men in Blue and the chances are looking slim.

IND has 7 wins and a tie in the last 13 T20Is they played. The Hosts are running through a decent form in this format with just 6 wins in the last 13 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 and seal the series by 3-2.


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