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WI vs IND, 5th T20I – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: West Indies vs India, (WI vs IND, 5th T20I)

Date: August 7, 2022 – 8 PM IST

Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For Indian viewers, the series between West Indies and India will be televised on DD Sports. You can also catch the action live on the online streaming platform FanCode. Watch the fifth T20I at 8 PM IST on Sunday.

West Indies vs India, 5th T20I:

India clinched the T20I series against the West Indies with one match to spare, having taken an unassailable lead of 3-1. The fifth and final T20I will take place at the same venue in Lauderhill on Sunday, August 7.

The Men in Blue hammered the Nicholas Pooran-led side in the fourth game by 59 runs on Saturday. Rohit Sharma (33 off 16) and Suryakumar Yadav (24 off 14) provided India with a blazing start, adding 53 runs in 4.4 overs. Rishabh Pant top scored for India with 44 off 31 balls as Sanju Samson added unbeaten 30 off 23. Axar Patel smashed an 8-ball 20 to propel the total to 191/5.

Avesh Khan rocked the West Indies back with a couple of early wickets. Captain Pooran blasted Axar for three sixes and a four but was run out in the same over. They had several batters getting starts but none of them could sustain it. Arshdeep Singh continued to impress on the big stage, bagging 3 for 12 in 3.1 overs. Ravi Bishnoi also picked two scalps as the visitors bowled out the Windies for 132.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for WI vs IND, 5th T20I

The Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill is a good venue for batting. It has hosted 23 T20 matches with an average first innings score of 163. The team batting first has found more success here, winning 16 of these 23 matches.

The weather in Lauderhill on Sunday morning is expected to be a bit cloudy with a possibility of thunderstorms in some areas. There’s a 41% chance of precipitation, with the temperature around 32°C.  

West Indies – Expected XI and Team News

West Indies fielded the same playing XI in the fourth game. The batting unit comprises Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell and Shimron Hetmyer. Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy and Dominic Drakes are the pace bowling options while Akeal Hosein has been trusted as a solitary spinner. A change or two can be expected.

Probable XI – Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c/wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Devon Thomas, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Dominic Drakes

India – Expected XI and Team News

India made three changes to the XI in the last game as they look to give opportunities to more players. Sanju Samson, Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi replaced Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin. Harshal Patel has been ruled out for a few weeks due to an injury. 

Probable XI – Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi

Head to head record of WI vs IND

Total Encounters – 24

West Indies Won – 7

India Won – 16

No Result – 1

India lead the last five encounters by 4-1.

5th T20I: Five players to watch out for in the WI vs IND match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:  

Suryakumar Yadav: Batter, India

Suryakumar Yadav is in the form of his life and timing the ball as sweetly as one can. He displayed his class in the third T20I when he smashed 76 in just 44 balls. His numbers in T20I cricket so far look pretty insane, with 672 runs at an average of 37 while striking at an incredible 176. SKY has one century and five half centuries from just 21 innings. 

Kyle Mayers: Batter, West Indies

Kyle Mayers has grabbed his opportunities in white-ball cricket so far with crucial contributions. The left hander has played 14 T20Is for the West Indies, scoring 355 runs at an average of 27 and strike rate of 143. Mayers was superb in the third T20I of the series, scoring 73 off 50 balls.

Rohit Sharma: Batter, India

Rohit Sharma may not have got those big scores as he used to but he has been playing impactful knocks consistently. The Indian skipper is coming off a 16-ball 33 knock in the last game. Earlier he made 64 off 44 in the first game of the series. Overall, Rohit has 3487 runs in T20I cricket at an average of 32 and strike rate of 140, including four hundreds and 27 fifties.

Alzarri Joseph: Bowler, West Indies

Alzarri Joseph, who has done pretty well for the Windies in the other two formats, only made his T20I in this series. He has been expensive at times but has the skill set to succeed as he showed in the last game, picking 2 for 29. He has 53 wickets in the format overall at a strike rate of 19.8.

Avesh Khan: Bowler, India

Avesh Khan has been excellent in the shorter format in the last couple of years. The 25yr old has the pace to trouble the West Indies batters. He was superb in the fourth game, snaring 2 for 17 in four overs. In his overall T20 career, Avesh has 96 wickets in 75 matches at a strike rate of 16.8, including four instances of 4+ wickets.

MPL Fantasy XI

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Virat Kohli of India leaves the field after being dismissed during the third Vitality IT20 between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 10, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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