IN-A vs WI-A Dream11 Team Prediction: Brimming high in confidence after back-to-back wins India A will look to seal the five match series
They were touted to win this five match ODI series against the hosts but India A got their series off to a scintillating start after trouncing back to back wins 65-run wins against West Indies A to take a vital 2-0 lead in the series.
After the Indian batting order surprisingly failed in the first ODI, a fine performance from both the Indian openers- Shubman Gill (62 off 83) and Rituraj Gaikwad (85 off 102) made sure India reached a respectable total of 255/8 in 50 overs.
While the Indian spinners were on song in the first ODI, dismissing the Windies A for a paltry 125, it was the speedster- Navdeep Saini whose 5-wicket haul did the damage for Indian to hand them yet another victory.
West Indies A’s batting failed twice in a row and became the prime cause for their downfall in both the matches. On the other hand, the Indian batsmen have found their groove, but are failing to convert their starts into bigger scores.
The Indian bowling attack has been up to the mark in both the pace and the spin department. Keeping in mind what the West Indian side is capable of, India are expected to seal the deal by winning the third encounter as well.
Wicket-Keeper for IN-A vs WI-A Dream11
India A’s Ishan Kishan as well as West Indies A’s Shane Dowrich have failed to deliver for their sides in both the One-dayers.
But, Ishan Kishan looked good with his 17-ball 24 as long as he was there in the crease. On the other hand, with second successive failure, Dowrich might get replaced with Devon Smith- who is their second keeper in the side.
Thus, it’s Ishan Kishan who we have opted for again.
Batsmen for IN-A vs WI-A Dream11
Both the Indian openers batted brilliantly in the second ODI striking respective half-centuries to power their team to a respectable total of 255. It would thus be quite a risk to leave out both Rituraj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill from our Playing 11, as they are expected to deliver yet again for their side.
India’s No.3, Shreyas Iyer will be our third batsman in the side as he was India’s top scorer from the first match, taking his time in the middle to score runs on a horrendous surface.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 15, 2019
From the Windies side, we would go with Jonathan Carter, despite getting out cheaply in the second ODI off the on fire Navdeep Saini. But, his experience makes him a choice worth risking in my Playing 11 as no other batter has inspired with his performance from the team so far but him.
All-Rounders for IN-A vs WI-A Dream11
From the all-rounders bracket, we have opted for the Windies A skipper- Roston Chase and Axar Patel from India.
Chase was brilliant with the ball in the first ODI, picking up four wickets at an economy of just 2.8 in 6.5 overs that he bowled. He is also a decent talent with the bat, although his numbers so far in the series do not reflect that. But, in a do-or-die situation, if there is one risk you have to take from the Windies side, it has to be Chase with the experience that he has.
Axar, on the other hand, has been been bowling pretty well in the series so far. He has been pinpoint accurate with his line and length and has not let any batsmen get the better of him so far. Moreover, considering the weaknesses of the Windies batsmen against spin so far, his experience makes him a vital selection in the Playing 11.
Bowling Order for IN-A vs WI-A Dream11
Navdeep Saini’s five-wicket haul in the previous ODI makes him an automatic selection in my side. He looked on fire the other day with his aggressive brand of bowling.
The other Indian bowler would be the left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed. Khaleel has picked up four wickets in the series so far and has found a way to trouble the openers with the new ball in hand so far in the series.
From the Windies side, it is their best two bowlers in the series so far- Akeem Jordan and Romario Shephard who make the cut into my side. Jordan was brilliant in the first match picking up the experienced Indian wickets of Ishan Kishan, Manish Pandey, and Gaikwad to impress one and all.
The tall lanky pacer Shephard on the other hand, was magnificent in the second ODI, returning with figures of 10-1-36-4. He can really be lethal with his raw pace with the new ball.
Captain– Shubman Gill
Vice-captain– Roston Chase
5 Match ODI Series
Match: West Indies A Vs India A Third ODI
Date And Time: 16th July, Tuesday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua