Arshdeep Singh has been the find of the series for India and is the leading wicket-taker for the team.
West Indies and India will play the 5th T20I of the ongoing series on Sunday (August 7) at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida. India have already earned an unassailable lead after winning the last game by a significant margin of 59 runs. The Indian batters helped the team post a total of 191 runs on the board. The bowlers managed to bundle up the opponents for just 132 runs. Avesh Khan, who didn’t have a great outing prior to this match, came out as the show-stopper for the team. He picked 2 wickets in 4 overs and gave away just 17 runs. He won the Player of the Match award for this performance.
West Indies vs India, 5th T20I
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
Date & Time: 7th August at 8:00 PM IST and 10:30 AM Local Time
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Live Telecast: Doordarshan (DD)
WI vs IND, 5th T20I, Pitch Report:
The way the last game unfolded, it won’t be wrong to call the surface at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground a balanced one. Indian batters used the surface to collect runs in the first innings and then the bowlers were able to bundle up the West Indies lineup under 150 runs. The story for this game might be the same and the team winning the toss might again look to bat. The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 T20 matches is 158 runs, however, the team batting first in this game might be able to score over 180 runs.
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WI vs IND, 5th T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Top Picks for WI vs IND Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
He is the leading run-scorer for India in the series. He has made 135 runs in 4 matches at an average of 33.75 and a strike rate of 168.75. The newest opener of the Indian side won the Player of the Match award in the 3rd T20I. In the last game, the right-handed batter scored 24 runs off just 14 deliveries and added 53 runs for the first wicket.
He made 33 runs off 16 deliveries in the last game and helped India collect 65 runs in the powerplay overs. The Indian captain has been able to score only a single half-century in T20Is this year in 13 matches. He will be looking to end the series on a good note considering that India will be playing in the Asia Cup later this month as the defending champions.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
In Deepak Hooda, India is seeing a batter who can bowl occasionally and be a key part of the middle-order. Until now, Hooda has been able to check all the boxes and hence, is one of the players who we might see in the playing 11 during the T20 World Cup later this year. Hooda, who made his T20I debut in February this year has made 236 runs in 8 matches at a strike rate of 162.75.
Top Picks – Bowlers
He is the leading wicket-taker in the series with 9 wickets in 4 matches at an average of 16.33. The left-arm pacer was the reason West Indies could win the third T20I as he went on to register his best bowling figure of 6 for 17 runs. He picked two wickets in the last game as well.
He has been the find of the series for India. The left-arm pacer registered his best bowling figure in T20Is during the last game. He picked 3 wickets for just 12 runs and became the leading wicket-taker for India in the series. The 23-years-old pacer has picked 7 wickets in 4 matches at an average of 13.57.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Apart from the first game, Rishabh Pant has scored over 20 runs in each of his last 3 innings. He finished the match for India in the third game and did a commendable job in the last game as well. Pant came out to bat after India lost both the openers inside the powerplay overs on 61 runs. He batted for the next 9.3 overs in which India managed to collect 85 runs. Pant has made 115 runs in 4 matches of this series at an average of 38.33 and a strike rate of 141.98.
Despite scoring a half-century in the three-match ODI series, Sanju Samson didn’t find a place in the playing 11 in the first three T20Is. He was included in the playing 11 for the last game and batted in the number five position. Samson made 30 runs off just 23 deliveries and helped India cross the 190-runs mark in the match.
WI vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda (VC), Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Sanju Samson (VC), Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Obed McCoy, Dominic Drakes
WI vs IND Risky Captaincy Choice:
He has got a decent start in the last two matches but has failed to convert the same. He scored 24 runs off just 16 deliveries in the last game. In the third T20I, he made 23 off 14. Powell is one of the key players for the West Indies in the middle order and would be expected to deliver a decent performance in this game.
The last game was Axar Patel’s first T20I match against West Indies. With the bat, he made 20 runs off just 8 deliveries. He, along with Sanju Samson collected 27 runs off the last 9 deliveries as India made 191 runs in 20 overs. He did pick 2 wickets in 4 overs but gave away 48 runs.
Player you should avoid:
The wicketkeeper-batter has failed to make a double-digit score in the last two matches and is a player you can ignore for this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.