India vs West Indies 4th T20I Highlights – 12th August 2023

Pitch and weather: In the last two T20Is played in Lauderhill, India – batting first both times – posted 191 for 5 and 188 for 7. They won both. In fact, teams batting first have won 11 of the 13 completed T20Is played here. However, a 47% chance of rain in the afternoon may be a temptation for chasing.

India vs West Indies 4th T20I Highlights 2023, Saturday 12-8-2023. India tour of West Indies & USA 2023, Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill.

Powell says it looks like a good surface and they want to put runs on the board and defend it. He says the team is excited to win a big series against India. Holder and Shai Hope are in for Charles and Chase.
Hardik Pandya says he would have batted as well. India are unchanged from the last game.

Toss: WI chose to bat first.

India team: Yashasvi, Shubman, Suryakumar, Tilak, Hardik (capt), Sanju (capt), Axar, Arshdeep, Yuzvendra, Mukesh, Kuldeep.
West Indies team: King, Mayers, Hope, Pooran †, Powell (c), Hetmyer, Shepherd, Holder, Smith, Hosein, McCoy.

Head to Head In T20I’s: 27
India Won: 18
West Indies Won: 9
India T20I Rankings: 1st
West Indies T20I Rankings: 7th

Form guide
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
West Indies LWWWL

Match Timings: 2:30 PM GMT | 10:30 AM Local
Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite, Leslie Reifer
TV Umpire – Patrick Gustard
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Nigel Duguid
Match number – T20I no. 2193

Rovman Powell:

“I think it was a good batting surface and we were 10-15 runs short, but having said that I think Hetmyer and Hope played really well. I think there’s quality bowling in our unit. But we didn’t stick to our plans and no matter who is bowling. When you don’t stick to your plans against quality batters they will always put you under pressure.

We always knew this series would come down to how we play against spin. I think both teams played good cricket to reach where they are and tomorrow’s a final and in a final, I would back West Indies. [On his injury] I’m feeling okay and ready to lead the guys tomorrow.”

Hardik Pandya:

“[On Gill-Jaiswal] Brilliant. As we’ve seen, there’s no doubt in their skillset. They just needed to spend some time between the wickets. Going forward we have to take more responsibility as a batting group and support the bowlers. I’ve always believed bowlers win matches. Yashasvi and Shubman were brilliant.

Very pleasing to see. [On his captaincy in the last two games] I like to captain how I see the game. It’s about how the game is going and I like to go with my instincts. Yes we lost two games but in the first game it was our own errors. We were cruising and in the last four overs we slipped. We spoke about how these kind of games show our character and the boys took it in their stride.

The two games we played reflected that we pull up our socks and we make sure to play some good cricket. In T20 cricket no one’s favourites. You have to turn up and play good cricket. You have to respect the opposition. They were 2-0 up because they played better cricket than us. Tomorrow we have to turn up and do exactly what we did today.”

The player of the match, Yashasvi Jaiswal:

“Of course [international cricket] is not easy but I just love to go out and enjoy myself. I would love to thank Hardik bhai and the support staff, the way they have spoken it really had an impact. [On his T20 approach] I just try to play how the team needs and how I can express myself.

I just think of how quickly I can score and how many runs I can get in the powerplay. Of course reading the wicket and reading the situation, but my intent is always to score runs. [On playing against Royals team-mates] I have faced them many times so I can read them well. [On batting with Gill] It was really amazing. We knew which bowlers to take on.”

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