India vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction
|Match Date:||3rd August, Saturday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM IST|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||15,000|
|Match Venue:||Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida|
After a heartbreaking defeat in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, Team India looks to take the fresh guard with an eye on the 2020 T20 World Cup. India’s post World Cup season will start with a full-fledged tour of West Indies, kicking off with the first of three T20Is on Saturday. They will be up against the side which had a rather forgettable campaign in the United Kingdom but is a side to reckon with in the shortest format. Rain might play a spoilsport in Florida but let’s keep our fingers crossed for an entertaining T20 game.
India vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction
|Key Players in form||IND – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli
WI: Evin Lewis, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine
|Weather Conditions||With 65% chances of rain and thunderstorm in Florida, it will be interesting to see if we get to see complete 40 overs.|
|Toss Advantage||Of the eight matches played at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Florida, the team batting first has won 6 of the 8 games. But with overcast conditions and chances of rain, the team that wins the toss is likely to opt to field first to make use of the situations.|
|Pitch Conditions||Made purely for T20 games and spreading the game of Cricket in the United States, Central Broward Regional Park Stadium is a batting paradise. With shorter boundaries, bowlers can expect a difficult time in the office. West Indies vs India’s T20 game in 2016 comes to the mind where West Indies scored 245 runs in the first innings, only to win the game by just one run.|
|Venue Stats||Average 1st Inning scores: 166
Average 2nd Inns scores: 125
Highest total recorded: 245/6 (20 Overs) by WI vs IND
Lowest total recorded: 81/10 (17.3 Overs) by NZ vs SL
|IND- India have no injury worries as their new-look side is all set to get started.
WI- Andre Russell’s knee injury during the World Cup will keep him out once again. .
|Head-to-Head||T20I Played 11 | India 5 | West Indies 5 | NR 1|
|Form||IND – L L L W L (Most recent first)
West Indies: L L L W L
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed,
West Indies Playing11
John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
|Impact Players||Rohit Sharma, Carlos Brathwaite|
India vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Cricket Tips
A lot of things have changed since India’s defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup. MS Dhoni has mostly been in the news regarding his career, but question marks were raised about Virat Kohli’s captainship as well, for the first time in the star batsman’s career. Although Kohli answered the rumours regarding rift in the squad, he will have to back it up with results. The 30-year-old will also have to focus on his performances after having a rather average World Cup by his standards.
With the 2020 T20 World Cup just 14 months away, India will look to get the combination right in the rest of the matches. Rishabh Pant is the first-choice wicketkeeper for the West Indies tour, and he will look to make things difficult for MS Dhoni for future tournaments.
After the Indian middle order’s dismal performances in the World Cup, BCCI has decided to go ahead with Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey for the West Indies tour. The duo has constantly churned out runs in the domestic circuit but hardly got any chances to don the Blue jersey. Iyer, who was a part of India A side against West Indies A, is likely to get the first chance in Saturday’s game.
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In the absence of Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, who proved his critics wrong with an all-round display in the semi-final is expected to be a part of the first T20. Krunal Pandya, India’s T20 specialist, is also likely to play as the second spinner as India will look to go in with a robust lower-middle order.
Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the shorter formats, and the ounce now falls on Bhuvneshwar Kumar to lead the pace attack. He will be supported by Deepak Chahar and Khaleel Ahmed. Navdeep Saini is also a part of the squad after his performances with India A, but we will have to wait & watch if he can make his T20 debut at Florida.
West Indies are a powerhouse in the shortest format of the game. Packed with power hitters and all-rounders, the Caribbeans have enjoyed the most success in T20s. So their disappointing World Cup campaign just a few weeks ago will hardly be on their minds.
Evin Lewis has scored two centuries against India in just three T20 matches he has played. The opener will look to wreak havoc once again with John Campbell. The Windies middle-order might be inexperienced at the international level, but they have more than enough experience of playing the shortest format of the game. Nicolas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer, both part of the Windies World Cup squad, will be eager to prove their worth. Veteran Kieron Pollard is back in the side, and he will play a crucial role for the hosts.
And remember the name – Carlos Braithwaite will be looking to lead the side form the front with his all-round performance. Another veteran and the man who has always performed against India, Sunil Narine, will enjoy bowling against the Indian batting line-up, currently a little low on confidence. The pace bowling department is one area of concern for the hosts, but they came more than makeup for it with their batting.
When it comes to a game against the West Indies, it is never easy to predict a winner. They are one of the most unpredictable outfits in World cricket. But as mentioned earlier, Virat Kohli has a lot to prove in this series, and he will look to get started as soon as possible. Same is the case with most of the squad which was a part of the World Cup. If rain Gods allow us to go ahead with the game, Team India should get the W in this game, which is likely to be a closely fought contest.
Predicted Winner: India
Just bear in mind that this is a pitch tailor-made for batsmen and with smaller boundaries, bowlers all likely to be hit all around the park. Choose your side wisely. Someone like Bhuvi or Narine are great picks in bowlers as they manage to stay economical even on the pitches suited for batsmen.
India vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Nicolas Pooran, Rishabh Pant, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Carlos Braithwaite, Ravindra Jadeja, Sunil Narine, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed
India vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Rishabh Pant, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Carlos Braithwaite, Krunal Pandya, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed