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WI v IND Dream11 1st T20I West Indies vs India Prediction

WI vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction 1st T20I West Indies vs India

Overview:

On Saturday, both India and West Indies will be coming from a World Cup whose results were below expectations, and will start afresh, as they lock horns in the first T20 international at the United States. Both teams want to improve their substandard T20 run of late, though they fared well in the other two formats. India as well as West Indies lost 4 of their last 5 T20 international matches, and both the sides are looking to put an end to this lean patch, and show that they are a serious contenders for the T20 World Cup next year. The last time both teams encountered each other, West Indies posed a tough target of 182, but Shikhar Dhawan’s entertaining knock of 92 in 62 balls took India home in a last-ball victory at Chinnaswamy.

West Indies v India Dream11 Team news:

  • West Indies have named a 14-member squad while India named a 15-member squad ahead of the 3-match T20I series.
  • Chris Gayle will not take part in the T20I series, due to his commitments at the Global T20 in Canada.
  • Andre Russell was ruled out of US leg of the tour due to knee injury and Jason Mohammad is named as the replacement.
  • Carlos Brathwaite is back to the captaincy role for his team.
  • Sunil Narine will look to play his first T20I after two years. The last time he has played this format was in 2017 against England. Since then, he became a proper all-rounder in T20 leagues.
  • Along with Sunil Narine, the other big-hitter Kieron Pollard is also named in the West Indies squad.
  • India rested Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya while MS Dhoni chose to miss the tour to serve the army.
  • Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey who batted well for India-A in the West Indies gets the chance to fire in the unavailability of Hardik and Dhoni.

Pitch report:

The American pitch is conducive to good batting – with an average first-innings score as high as 188 in the last six T20I matches played here. This makes West Indies team a stronger force to reckon with the return of their power-hitters, despite the absence of Chris Gayle. The team batting first has won 5 of those matches with the other one being called-off for a no-result midway. Spinners have a significant advantage at this venue, as they average 19.1 here, on comparison with their pace counterparts who average 27.2.

Squads:

West Indies: John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Anthony Bramble, Oshane Thomas

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed

Expected playing XI:

West Indies: John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran, Carlos Brathwaite, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Oshane Thomas

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar

IND v WI Dream11 team:

Wicket-keepers: Pant, Pooran

Batsmen: Rohit (c), Kohli, Hetmyer, Lewis (vc), Rahul

All-rounders: Jadeja

Bowlers: Khaleel, K Paul, Narine

Stats:

  • Rohit Sharma who is coming from an extra-ordinary World Cup, averages 47.7 against West Indies. He smashed 62 runs in just 28 balls the last time India played in Florida.
  • Evin Lewis has a remarkable strike-rate of 164 in his 20-match T20 career. Against India, he played thrice and scored two centuries, including one at Lauderhill.
  • Rishabh Pant scored 488 runs in IPL 2019 at an exceptional strike-rate of 163.
  • Khaleel Ahmed took 19 IPL wickets in just 9 matches. He followed this with 9 wickets in 4 matches in the West Indies tour (50-over matches).
  • Keemo Paul took a 5-for against Bangladesh in the last T20I he played and picked 9 wickets in his last 4 T20Is, including one against India.