Following the Guyana President’s assistance in arranging the visas for both teams, the fourth and fifth Twenty20 Internationals between India and the West Indies will proceed as scheduled. Florida will host the fourth T20I on August 6, Saturday, and the fifth on August 7, Sunday, both at the same location. For the fourth T20I, which begins at 10:30 a.m. local time on Saturday, August 6, both sides must arrive in Miami by Thursday.
Ricky Skerritt, president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), has stated that the two games would now be played in Florida as scheduled. Players from both clubs will arrive in Miami on Thursday, he added. Miami and Georgetown, Guyana, are connected by a five-hour flight.
The leader of the Guyanan government was thanked by Ricky Skerritt, the president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), for his “timely and effective diplomatic effort.”
In the meantime, both clubs will have plenty of chances to continue their experimentation in the remaining two games. Suryakumar Yadav hit 76 off 44 balls in a chase of 165 for India in the third T20I, proving that the experiment to open with him was successful. The rationale behind starting with SKY in the previous game was also explained by Rohit Sharma.
“One idea is that we want the men to be able to bat everywhere. Because T20 is a distinct format, we don’t want players to bat in a particular position. Instead, players should be adaptable. At the toss for the second T20I, Rohit remarked, “We want to keep in mind that some people have distinct roles and need to bat at specific spots.
Nicholas Pooran, the captain of the Windies, bemoaned another another defeat to India. He claimed that they struggled to get early wickets with the ball and thought their total was inadequate.
“I thought we needed early wickets. not done that. We believed we had finished. India had good bowling. It was challenging to maintain scoring on the slower-moving wicket. If we had taken early wickets, the game would have been different. The middle overs were where we started losing wickets. Despite losing the game, we made a lot of good decisions. We felt like we were missing 10 to 15 runs. But early wickets might have altered the outcome of today’s game,” Pooran stated following the third T20I defeat.