9.40am Apart from the thrill of change of continent and country, there is a lot more to discuss; not least a few final spots for the looming T20 World Cup. Sidharth Monga’s preview says as much, where he reminds us that India will risk playing Rohit Sharma only if he is 100% ready. Remember, Rohit had a back spasm in the final match, which had forced him to retire hurt.
Siva: “Super excited for the game. Just landed here at Fort Lauderdale from California and heading towards the stadium.” — Fantastic. Loaded with vuvuzelas, jerseys and caps, I assume?
9.30am A few thousand kilometers north, and we are into the United States for the fourth T20I between India and West Indies. Florid doesn’t get to host two Full Members everyday – the last time it did so was also between these teams in 2019 – as we get set for back-to-back T20Is during the weekend. This is Himanshu Agrawal taking things off on Saturday morning, afternoon or evening depending on where you are, with Sidharth Monga set to join me soon.