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4th T20 Prediction: India vs West Indies



India will clash with West Indies in the 4th T20I of the 5 match series at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida.

This is an attempt to popularise the game in the United States and take it to a new audience.

However, until a day after the 3rd T20, it wasn’t confirmed whether or not the teams would be able to fly out to the USA.

That’s because, several members of the Indian contingent hadn’t been granted US visas.

However, thanks to the efforts of the Guyanese government, the visas have finally come through and the 4th and 5th T20Is will be on schedule.

Team news

In the 3rd T20I, captain Rohit Sharma had to walk off the field after being affected by back spasms.

He didn’t take part in the rest of the match and went for medical scans.

The good news is, Rohit Sharma is back to full fitness and will take part in the remaining two T20Is.

Avesh Khan is struggling for consistency and Harshal Patel might take his place. Harshal had missed the first three T20Is due to a rib injury.

India rested Ravindra Jadeja in the 3rd T20 and brought in Deepak Hooda.

However, Hooda bowled just one over and then did not get to bat too.

Despite this, Hooda might feature in the team again as he is seen as a possible prospect for the T20 World Cup.

Arshdeep Singh has been impressive in every match and will continue to make the team.

Coach Dravid is grooming Arshdeep to be a death ball specialist, by developing his wide yorkers and hence, will continue to invest in him.

With Harshal, Arshdeep Singh, and Bhuvi in the ranks, Indai will have the finest death bowling department in the world.

Suryakumar Yadav was promoted to open the batting and he delivered brilliantly with 76 off just 44 deliveries.

Surya has climbed to the second spot in the T20 International batting rankings and looks like a certainty for the reminder of the series.

Even though Shreyas Iyer has been in poor form in the T20Is, India might give him a couple of more chances.

Under Dravid, players are not dumped after a couple of bad performances and are given a long rope.

This will help Shreyas Iyer regain his form.

Deepak Hooda and Dinesh Karthik will be the main finishers and Ravichandran Ashwin will  lead the spin attack.

West Indies brought in Dominic Drakes in place of Odean Smith in the 3rd T20 and will give him another chance.

West Indies Likely 11

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

India Likely 11

Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan/Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh

Match Details:

Match: 4th T20I

Where: Lauderhill, Florida

When: August 6, 8 pm IST

If Rohit doesn’t play

Even if Rohit recovers, India might decide not to risk playing him shouldn’t risk as the current T20I series is not that important, in the overall scheme of things.

A fit Rohit would be needed for the Asia Cup 2022.

If Rohit doesn’t play, Ishan Kishan might take his place.

in Rohit’s absence, Hardik Pandya will captain the Indian team.

For the middle-order, India should play the same trio of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, and Hardik Pandya.

Who will win

T20 matches are hard to predict.

An India West Indies T20I is always unpredictable as both teams have brittle batting line-ups that are over-reliant on a couple of batters.

Our prediction is that West Indies will win and set up a mouth-watering finale in the 5th T20I.

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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