India entered the series as hot favourites but this series can go either way as the first match was not completed due to rain. Holder’s team need to win only one match to save the series while India will have to toil hard to clinch the series. Although winning the series will be the first priority of India, they will also focus on their middle-order woes.
West Indies, on the other hand, have their own issues in batting and spin department. Although the batting line-up has enormous potential, they failed to showcase a complete team performance in the World Cup 2019.
Match: IND vs WI, 2nd ODI, ODI series, India tour of West Indies
Date and Time: 11 August 2019. 19:00 (7 p.m.) IST.
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
India: Team News, expected playing XI and squad
1. The backbone of Indian batting unit – Top 3 comprising of Dhawan, Rohit and Kohli will be India’s main men in the Caribbean country.
2. Kohli’s army will look to solve the middle muddle with fresh options like Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer. Rishabh Pant’s knock in the last T20I should be a big positive for Team India and Pant as well.
3. India will rely on Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja for the finishing job in the absence of MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya.
4. Since Jasprit Bumrah is rested, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami will lead the pace attack who will be assisted with Khaleel Ahmed.
Playing XI: India is expected to go with same playing XI. However, Saini can replace Khaleel as the latter looked ordinary in the first ODI.
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed/Navdeep Saini
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini
West Indies: Team News, expected playing XI and squad
1. Addition of the likes of Chris Gayle, Shai Hope and Jason Holder in the ODI squad will boost the batting unit of the hosts.
2. Evin Lewis, the left-handed batsman looked in solid touch at Guyana as he remained not out at the score 46 and will look to score runs for his team after being in poor form.
3. Shai Hope has been the “hope” of West Indies batting in recent years and the responsibility of carrying his team will be again on him.
4. After having poor outings in the shortest format of the game, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran will want to have a good time in this format.
5. Cottrell and Roach will be the main pacers while Chase will lead the spin attack for his team.
Playing XI: West Indies should stick with same playing XI.
Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach
West Indies squad:
Jason Holder (c), John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Chris Gayle, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach
Dream11 Team Prediction:
Wicketkeeper: Nicholas Pooran and Shai Hope
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Shreyas Iyer
All-rounders: Jason Holder and Roston Chase
Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, and Khaleel Ahmed
Captain and Vice-Captain:
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shai Hope are the best choices for C/VC. Jason Holder is also a good option for Vice-captain.
1. Shai Hope, the best ODI batsman for West Indies since 2017 is an obvious pick in wicketkeeper section. Nicholas Pooran who was the best Windies batsman in the World Cup 2019 is also value pick for the fantasy team.
2. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are two best ODI batsmen in the world at the moment and obvious choices in Dream11 team. Although Dhawan is costly (10 credits), he should not be left out of the fantasy team. Iyer can have a good outing tomorrow and is an excellent punt.
3. Jason Holder, captain of ‘Men in Maroon’ and Roston Chase can make good contributions both with the bat and the ball. Chase has a good batting technique and can score some runs in the lower-order if he gets time.
4. Mohammad Shami looked in good rhythm in England and can cause serious damage with the new cherry. Kuldeep who has been off-colour this year looked in good space in the last ODI while Khaleel is a credit saver.