Cricket match date: 04th August 2019
Cricket match time: 08:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: World Cup
Team A: India
Team B: West Indies
Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
Team B Captain: Carlos Brathwaite
Cricket Match Preview:
While the ICC World Test Championship has begun in another part of the world between England and Australia, the powerhouse of International cricket, India, would have begun their own preparation for the T20 World Cup scheduled to be played next year in Australia. By the time this piece is being written, the first T20 had not been played yet.
India and West Indies will be playing two cricket games in two days and it is going to test their fitness as well as their determination. This just goes to show how the calendars have been made T20-oriented for the next year or so. India are scheduled to play a lot more T20 international games next year than they would have played otherwise.
India have decided to stick with Virat Kohli as skipper of the Indian team and while the coach is not yet finalised, Ravi Shastri has flown with the team as a coach for this tour. There have been many changes to the team since the last time they played the T20 game. The likes of Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Chahar, Manish Pandey and Navdeep Saini have been included into the squad.
West Indies are also undergoing changes. They have begun preparing for life after Chris Gayle and included many fire powers in their lineup like Sunil Narine and Andre Russell in the squad. While India are familiar with them as much as anyone, they are also aware of their threat. If anyone of these West Indies men fire, it will be curtains for India team.
Despite Jasprit Bumrah not being available, India’s pace bowling looks in safe hands. They will have the services of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed, who would have played for India in the past. They have also gone with the pace of Navdeep Saini, who has played T20 cricket under the leadership of Virat Kohli before in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bengaluru. With West Indies looking near full strength and India looking to make amends for the World Cup, it is going to be a fascinating cricket series.
Cricket Match Information:
India will take on West Indies in the second T20 international cricket game of the three-match cricket series. Both sides are playing their first cricket series post the 50 over cricket World Cup. Teams have begun the preparation for the T20 World cup to be played next year in Australia and every side will be playing a lot more T20 games in future.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
India will be led by Virat Kohli on this tour. They have included many new faces in the squad and will be looking to give opportunities to those men. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Rahul Chahar and Navdeep Saini in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Virat Kohli
- KL Rahul
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Krunal Pandya
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
- Rahul Chahar
- Navdeep Saini
- Khaleel Ahmed
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
West Indies will be led by Carlos Brathwaite in the T20 cricket series. They have gone with the tried and trusted players like Andre Russell and Sunil Narine in the squad. Our prediction is of the inclusion of both men in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of West Indies’ playing XI:
- Evin Lewis
- John Campbell
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Kieron Pollard
- Andre Russell
- Carlos Brathwaite
- Sunil Narine
- Keemo Paul
- Oshane Thomas
- Nicholas Pooran
- Sheldon Cottrell
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
KL Rahul has been a sort of enigma for India. He has been brilliant in phases and not so good in others. However, his performance in T20s has been terrific and he would remember the century he scored a couple of years ago in this venue. Our prediction is of a good performance from him given the chance.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international T20 cricket match played here was between Bangladesh and West Indies recently. Bangladesh won the game of cricket by 19 runs after scoring 184 runs batting first. Our prediction is of the score of around 200 in this cricket game. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket.
India will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have had a good record against the West Indies in the last few T20 cricket games. Hence, our prediction is of an Indian victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
KL Rahul (IND) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Khaleel Ahmed (IND) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
KL Rahul (IND)
*odds may change anytime