IND vs WI: Why is Rohit Sharma Not Playing Today? Who is India Captain?

Updated on: Aug 7, 2022 8:07 pm IST

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    Rohit Sharma IND vs WI: In a big news development, Indian captain Rohit Sharma is not playing the fifth and final T20I match against West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill. The Men in Blue registered another convincing 59-run victory against West Indies in the fourth T20I on Saturday. India have already sealed the five-match T20I series in their favour by taking an unassailable lead of 3-1.

    IND vs WI: Why is Rohit Sharma Not Playing Today? Who is India Captain?

    After winning the toss and opting to bat first, India’s stand-in captain Hardik Pandya revealed that regular skipper Rohit Sharma is resting for this final match against West Indies. As this is the last match of this Caribbean tour, the visitors have decided to test their bench strength and thus, have given opportunities to some young talents. On the other hand, Rohit scored an aggressive 33 runs off 16 balls in the fourth T20I and helped India get off to a flyer as he stitched an excellent opening partnership of 53 runs in just 4.4 overs alongside Suryakumar Yadav.

    “We want to bat. We saw how the wicket slowed down yesterday. We want to bat on a fresher wicket. We are like we are not playing at Miami. 99 percent of the fans are supporting India. No matter what happens, we have set some standards for the Indian cricket team. We need to go out there and showcase our skill set. Obviously, the coach, the captain and senior members have done some tremendous job. 4 changes to the team,” said India’s stand-in captain Hardik Pandya.

    India vs West Indies: Confirmed India Playing 11

    India have made a whole lot of changes to their playing 11 for this fifth and final game against West Indies. Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav have been included in the side.

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    1. Ishan Kishan 
    2. Sanju Samson
    3. Shreyas Iyer
    4. Deepak Hooda
    5. Hardik Pandya (C)
    6. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
    7. Axar Patel
    8. Kuldeep Yadav
    9. Ravi Bishnoi
    10. Avesh Khan
    11. Arshdeep Singh

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    West Indies vs India Schedule

    Date Format Match Time Venue Result
    22 July, 2022 1st ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 3 runs
    24 July, 2022 2nd ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 2 wickets
    27 July, 2022 3rd ODI India vs West Indies 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad India won by 119 runs
    29 July, 2022 1st T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad India won by 68 runs
    1 August, 2022 2nd T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts West Indies won by 5 wickets
    2 August, 2022 3rd T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts India won by 7 wickets
    6 August, 2022 4th T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida India won by 59 runs
    7 August, 2022 5th T20I India vs West Indies 8 PM IST Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida TBA

     

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