IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction: The visitors would be hoping to continue their unbeaten streak on the tour at Sabina Park.
The second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies will be played today at Sabina Park in Jamaica. With India already 1-0 up in the series, they would be looking to register a victory (or even settle for a draw) to retain their unbeaten spree in the tournament.
An Indian victory will see them becoming the first team to cross the 100-point mark in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.
As far as the West Indies are concerned, they aren’t that bad a Test team as they looked in the last innings of the first Test in Antigua. If their top-order clicks, expect the hosts to put on display a strong all-round show against India.
IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction
West Indies fast bowler Keemo Paul has made his way back into the team after recovering from an injury. Paul is most likely to replace Miguel Cummins in the West Indies squad.
Coming on the back of a win, India are unlikely to make any changes to their Playing XI.
Probable Playing XI
1) Kraigg Brathwaite 2) John Campbell 3) Shamarh Brooks 4) Darren Bravo 5) Shimron Hetmyer 6) Roston Chase 7) Shai Hope (wk) 8) Jason Holder (c) 9) Keemo Paul 10) Kemar Roach 11) Shannon Gabriel
1) Lokesh Rahul 2) Mayank Agarwal 3) Cheteshwar Pujara 4) Virat Kohli (c) 5) Ajinkya Rahane 6) Hanuma Vihari 7) Rishabh Pant (wk) 8) Ravindra Jadeja 9) Ishant Sharma 10) Mohammed Shami 11) Jasprit Bumrah
Players to watch out for
West Indies – Kraigg Brathaite, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach
India – Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Jasprit Bumrah
Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
Since the start of 2010, 20 complete innings at the Sabina Park have witnessed an average score of 230.4 per innings. Therefore, much like other West Indian venues, expect the bowlers to primarily call the shots in this match.
Among the bowlers, pacers will relish bowling on the Sabina Park track. Slight showers here and there will further make it difficult for the batsmen. However, the spinners will also get assistance as the match progresses.
IND vs WI Dream11 Wicket-keepers
I have selected a solitary wicket-keeper batsman in India’s Rishabh Pant. In the first Test, Pant grabbed five catches and scored 24 and 7 in the first and second innings respectively. A primary reason why I didn’t buy West Indies’ Shai Hope was his price of 9.5 credits.
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 29, 2019
It is worth mentioning that Pant has scored centuries each in the last Tests of his two overseas tours till now. If he continues the same, you guys will get a lot of points from someone batting at No. 7.
IND vs WI Dream11 Batsmen
My first batsman for this match is West Indies opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite. The 26-year old right-hand batsman is the most likeliest of West Indies batsmen to get going against the Indian attack.
In opening batsman Mayank Agarwal and captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, I have picked three Indian batsmen. While Lokesh Rahul outscored Agarwal in the first Test, I have picked the latter because of the former’s Test form since the last year. Since I am left with an extra credit with this team, you can pick Rahul over Agarwal if you want to.
I don’t need to provide reasons for picking Kohli in my team. Ignoring him and watching him belt the opposition bowlers is the last thing I want to see. As far as Rahane is concerned, his 10th Test century pretty much sums his impressive current form.
IND vs WI Dream11 All-rounders
In the last Test that West Indies played at this venue, captain Jason Holder had registered his career-best match bowling figures of 23.1-4-104-11. Get him in ASAP!
Roston Chase is my second all-rounder for this match. With West Indies playing without a specialist spinner, expect him to contribute across divisions in Jamaica.
Among the visitors, I have selected Ravindra Jadeja as the third all-rounder. In the unlikely case of India playing Ravichandran Ashwin ahead of Jadeja, be alert at the toss and make the change accordingly. Both players will cost you the same.
IND vs WI Dream11 Bowlers
There is no hiding to the fact that West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach should have got more wickets than he did in the first Test. The 31-year old bowler looks in supreme form and might just disrupt the rhythm of the Indian batsmen.
Jasprit Bumrah, who made a mockery of the West Indian batting lineup in the second innings, automatically walks into my team. So does his fellow new-ball partner in Ishant Sharma, who had registered his ninth five-wicket haul in the previous match.
Dream 11 disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.