Rohit Sharma-led Team India will look to take an unassailable lead in the five-match series against West Indies in the fourth T20I in Florida on Saturday. The visitors currently have a 2-1 lead after winning the third match by seven wickets. Suryakumar Yadav was the star of the show as he scored 76 runs. Rohit Sharma retired hurt midway due to a back spasm, while Shreyas Iyer’s form is a major concern in the shortest format. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see whether the visiting team makes any changes in their playing XI for the fourth T20 match.
Here’s what we think India’s estimated XI for the 4th T20I should be
Rohit Sharma: The captain scored 64 runs in the first game and backed it up with a duck in the second game. Five balls into his innings in the third T20I, he had to retire hurt, so it will be interesting to see his match-fitness.
Suryakumar Yadav: The right-handed batsman was at his best in the third T20I as he scored 76 runs, and he will be hoping for his good form to continue.
Sanju Samson: Shreyas Iyer has failed to break into the No. 3 spot in the current series, and hasn’t been able to score big scores with a good strike rate. Hence, the team management may consider bringing in Samson for the last two T20Is
Rishabh Pant: The wicketkeeper-batsman was in good touch in the third T20I as he scored 33 runs off 26 balls. He hopes the runs keep coming.
Hardik Pandya: The all-rounder hasn’t been in contact with the bat the most in this series, but he has made it through with the ball in hand. He has had the best year of his career and will continue to contribute.
Deepak Hooda: The all-rounder had made it to the playing XI for the third T20I. He bowled with the new ball and remained unbeaten on 10 runs with the bat.
Dinesh Karthik: The batsman showed his class in the first game of the series and hit 41 off 19 balls. The veteran has almost occupied the finisher spot, and he has to continue to perform for the team.
Ravichandran Ashwin: The off-spinner has managed to keep it tight in the middle stages of the game, and has also contributed crucial runs for the team. He would like to make the most of the remaining games to present a case for selection in the T20 World Cup squad.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The seamer has enough experience behind him, and would like to guide youngsters like Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan.
Avesh Khan: Giving away runs at a fast pace, the pacer has not been in great form in this series. He will hope to keep it tight and combine it with crucial wickets.
Arshdeep Singh: The youngster has played his part, bowling the perfect yorker. He has managed to keep it tight and will look to pick up more wickets.
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