India and West Indies will square off in the fourth T20I match on Saturday, August 12. Hardik Pandya & Co are trailing in the five-match T20I series and need to win the last two rounds to win the series. India and West Indies will lock horns at Lauderhill, a venue which has already hosted IND vs WI six times.
West Indies lead the series 2-1, after winning the first game in Trinidad and the second in Guyana, before India rebounded in game three in Guyana to keep the series alive.
At least 15,000 spectators are expected to attend, travelling in from around the USA, the Caribbean and beyond. A combined audience of over 200 million viewers will tune into the matches live on television and on their mobile devices.
“Cricket West Indies, as hosts of the Kuhl Stylish Fans T20I Series, powered by Black and White, are delighted by Visit Lauderdale and the Florida Sports Foundation’s support for the event as we seek to grow awareness of and participation in cricket in the USA, especially with a significant Caribbean diaspora in North America and such large communities of Indian cricket fans,” Cricket West Indies said on Friday.
“Additionally, with the USA hosting ICC 2024 T20I World Cup matches, this is a great opportunity for Broward County Stadium as USA’s leading cricket venue to be showcasing two of the most exciting teams in world cricket ahead of next year’s World Cup.”
Speaking on behalf of his team shortly after arrival, West Indies Head Coach Daren Sammy said they are excited to be back Fort Lauderdale.
“We thank the great hosts here for welcoming us and staging the matches. We’re really looking forward to this weekend.
There is a lot to play for and we really want to put on a good show for the fans. It’s always non-stop action when we play at Broward County Stadium…the atmosphere is amazing…we feel at home. The players are pumped up for what is to come in these two matches. We’d love to see local Floridians come out and enjoy.”
Stacy Ritter, President and CEO of Visit Lauderdale said:
“Greater Fort Lauderdale is enormously proud to sponsor this tournament and showcase Broward County Stadium, the leading cricket stadium in the United States, to cricket fans from all over the globe.”
Ritter continued: “We welcome everyone under the sun and are delighted to host these remarkable athletes and their devoted fans in what promises to a weekend filled with great sportsmanship and competition.”
IND vs WI 4th T20I Probable Playing XI
India: Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar
West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy