IND vs WI Dream11 Predictions, Match Preview, Team News & Playing 11
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IND vs WI Dream11 Predictions
Windies tour of India, 2018
India vs Windies, 1st T20I | IND vs WI WHO WILL WIN
After the two traditional formats being done and dusted, the caravan of the Windies tour of India moves on to the shortest format of the game with the first of three T20Is set to begin at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Dhoni sans India usher in a new era
Ever since India made their debut in T20 cricket, MS Dhoni has been a constant. The only Indian captain to win a World Twenty20, Dhoni was dropped from the T20 set-up last week, meaning India will usher into a new era as they aim to build their side for the next World Twenty20 in two years time.
Dhoni’s absence means both Risabh Pant will now be a way forward following his prolific returns in this year’s IPL.
The middle-order conundrum sans Kohli
With Virat Kohli giving up his No.3 spot to KL Rahul and the latter vindicating it almost immediately with a hundred at Manchester, India’s top-3 look settled.
Pant is almost a certainty as the specialist wicket-keeper which leaves a 3-way shootout between Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik and the recalled Shreyas Iyer. Karthik, despite his exploits in the Nidahas Trophy final, found himself on the fringes in the England series but with few names missing means, Karthik will reclaim his spot in the side, which means there will be a toss-up between Manish Pandey and the recalled Shreyas Iyer.
Pandey has been out of favour following his lacklustre performance in the IPL but has made amends with an imperious run in List A cricket but it will be hard for Rohit & co to ignore Shreyas Iyer, who has made truckloads of runs in the domestic season thus far.
The bench strength
While Jadeja has made a successful return to the white-ball set-up, but as far as the T20I is concerned, the addition of Krunal Pandya and Shahbaz Nadeem, who has slammed the door down courtesy his remarkable consistency in domestic cricket has put a question mark on his return to the T20 side. With the inclusion of Sundar and the presence of two wrist-spinners, India’s spin bowling option goes up to five.
As far as fast bowling is concerned, Khaleel Ahmed’s success in his first few ODI matches gives India a much-needed variety to their attack and with Kohli impressed with what the left-hander brings to the table, his dream season might continue with a T20I debut at some point in the series.
World Champions return to Eden Gardens; where it all started
April 03, 2016:- Carlos Brathwaite smacks four 6s in the last over to win the Windies their second World Twenty20 in front of a raucous Eden Gardens’ crowd. Two and a half years later, the same batsmen return as a leader looking to revive the fledgling fortunes of his side.
The Windies haven’t had a good run-of-form in T20Is this year. Successive drubbings against New Zealand and Pakistan were followed by a come-from-behind win by Bangladesh, with their solitary win coming in a charity match against the ICC World XI.
The return of stalwarts like Pollard, Darren Bravo, and Andre Russell will add a much-needed potency to their relatively young outfit as they aim to cap-off the tour with a series win.
STAT:- This will be the first time India and Windies will be involved in a T20I bilateral series in the subcontinent.
Venue:- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
When:- Sunday, November 04, 2018, 07:00 PM IST
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IND vs WI Team News
India has announced their 12 for the first T20I.
The likes of Pollard, Darren Bravo return to the T20 set-up while Ashley Nurse is ruled out due to a shoulder injury.
Andre Russell has been ruled out due to injury and will not take any further part in the series.
Batsmen – Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell
All-rounders – Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers – Keemo Paul, Obed McCoy, Khary Pierre/Oshane Thomas
IND vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Wicket-keeper – Rishabh Pant has had a stellar IPL season with the bat, he is an ideal pick for your Dream11 side.
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul stroked sublime hundreds in the last T20I series against England. They, along with the likes of Darren Bravo, who had a great CPL for the Trinbago Knight Riders will be key in today’s encounter. You can also opt for Shikhar Dhawan or the 22-year-old Shimron Hetmeyar.
QuickPro Tip:- Pick more batsmen
All-rounders – Krunal Pandya, Carlos Braithwaite, and Kieron Pollard have the ability to take the game away from the opposition with both bat and ball. You can opt for either of them in your Dream11 side.
Bowlers – The last time Kuldeep Yadav played at the Eden Gardens; he claimed a hattrick in an ODI. He, along with Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a must for your ideal XI.
QuickPro Tip:- Pick more bowlers from India as uncertainty hovers around the Windies bowling line-up
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