IN-A vs WI-A Dream11 Team: India A look to thwart West Indies A in the three match test series starting today after drubbing them in the ODI series
Engaging in a long visit of West Indies, one which includes an ODI, test and T20 series, the India A side got off to their dream start. The visitors ending up decimating West Indies A in the ODI series, winning 4-1 as they outshined the home side in all three departments of the game.
For India, the ODI series was a pinch perfect one. The side went on a rampant winning spree, defeat West Indies by a colossal 65 and 148 runs in the opening three matches to take an unassailable 3-0 lead before wrapping up the series in befitting style.
Restricting West Indies to a mere 236 while bowling first in the culminating match of the series, all it took was 33 overs for India to chase down the paltry total at hand with Ruturaj Gaikwad(99) and Shubman Gill(69) putting on a colossal stand. The win was as comprehensive as they get, one that fully well epitomised the tight hold India had West Indies in the entire 5 match series.
And the visiting side will be looking to build on the momentum garnered by the outfit in the ODI series when the two sides square off today for the first of the three match test series. What is further set to see the side elevate their performances in the fact that several names from the squad have been called up to the main Indian outfit which is slated to visit the county in a week’s time.
With several berths up for grabs for the names who’ve been called up, expect them to be at their effervescent best as they look to catch the eyes of the team management across the next two test matches. Elsewhere for West Indies, the series is all about regaining back the ardent trust of their supporters which has severely waned after the side shambolically unravelled in the ODI series.
West Indies A Vs India A Match Prediction
Across the six test matches played on this surface since 2018, with the 300 run mark being breached only once, this surface has massively played in favour of the bowling side. There has been good purchase for the pacers on the surface with the ball deviating around ominously on the surface and expect the same to continue today as well.
It’s this proposition which sees West Indies head into the match with a chance of making things jittery for India and throwing the kitchen sink and more at the them. However we just can’t see India losing this with the depth in their batting line-up plus the paper thin nature of West Indies A’s batting unit taking India to a win in this one.
Wicket-Keeper for IN-A vs WI-A Dream11
With Shane Dowrich having been injured prior to the match, Jahman Hamilton should be given a chance from the home side to play in this one. And given the strong from he’s shown recently, the player comes into our side over here.
Batsmen for IN-A vs WI-A Dream11
With 218 runs in the ODI runs to emerge as the highest run getter across the 5 matches, India’s Shubman Gill is our pick from India from this one. His rejection by the selection committee for the upcoming Indian cricket team’s visit of West Indies saw some people raise questions after the batsman had scored 728 runs for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy.
He should get a good amount of runs in this test match as well with West Indies being massively inconsistent in the bowling unit, something he and the rest of the Indian batting unit will capitalise on. This sees us also pick up Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari with us expecting India to pile on a big score in this match.
From West Indies we have gone ahead with Sunil Ambris. He’s by far their most astute and experience batsman in the longest format of the game and will be looking to set down the foundation for his side.
All-Rounders for IN-A vs WI-A Dream11
We have gone ahead with two all-rounders for this fixture with the one player coming in from either side. From India we have gone with Shivam Dube for this opening test match of the series while Rakheem Cornwall comes into our Dream 11 side from West Indies A. He immersed us in some solid performances across the ODI series and we see him continuing in the same tone.
Bowling Order for IN-A vs WI-A Dream11
With the pitch being the main topic of discussion ahead of this match and the pacers bound to snare a bagful of wickets and get the ball to shape into the batsman, our entre bowling line-up is consisted of the pacers. We have gone for a heavy bowling line-up with two players coming in from either side for us.
From India we are going in with Navdeep and Mohammed Siraj for this match while coming in from West Indies is the dauntless duo of Miguel Cummins and Jomel Warrican. The two are going to play quissential roles for the side if the hosts are to fabricate a win in this one and should trouble India with the new ball.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are making Shubman Gill our captain for this encounter while Shreyas Iyer is our vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
West Indies A
Shamarh Brooks (C), Montcin Hodge, Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Raymon Reifer, Jahmar Hamilton (WK), Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican, Miguel Cummins, Chemar Holder
Priyank, Abhimanyu Easwaran,, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer (C), Shivam Dube, Wriddhiman(WK), Krishnappa Gowtham, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur
Dream 11 Advice
Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, pitch conditions and roles in the side. With the surface having a good grass cover, expect this to be a bowler friendly one where the pacers have traditionally flourished.
3 Match Test Series
Match: West Indies A Vs India A First Test Match
Date And Time: 24th July, Wednesday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
Where To Watch: West Indies Cricket YouTube