Xtra Time Web Desk: The Indian team management will be relieved as captain Rohit Sharma has recovered completely from a back spasm. Rohit had to retire hurt after facing just 5 balls in the third T20 against West Indies at Warner Park. He was under observation by BCCI medical team and now is fully fit. He will lead the side in Florida for the 4th T20.
The Indian players had a full-fledged practice session on Friday at the Lauderhill stadium in Florida. It looks like Shreyas Iyer may not be in plans for the final two T20s. He did not get going in the first three matches, scoring just 34 runs in total at a strike rate of 80.25. It will not be a surprise if he finds himself dropped from playing XI. Avesh Khan is the other player who is all set to be axed. He was too expensive in his 5.2 overs in the series so far, conceding at 14.62 economy rate with just one wicket to show for.
The only concern is Harshal Patel’s rib injury is yet to heal. The pacer was not considered for the first three matches. If Harshal is fit, he will replace Avesh Khan in the Playing XI. Kuldeep Yadav may also get a look as he is still in contention to make the T20 World Cup squad. Ravindra Jadeja who is still nursing an injury may be rested from the remaining matches.
There is a possibility that Sanju Samson may return in the playing XI as he was asked to stay back as a replacement for KL Rahul. With two matches left, he is likely to get a go in place of Shreyas Iyer.
Deepak Hooda barely got an opportunity in the last match and he will retain his place in the XI. Ravindra Jadeja may also be rested as he is a sure-shot starter if fit.
So the India playing XI might look like Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin/Kuldeep Yadav, Buvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel (if fit) and Arshdeep Singh