IND vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction: India would be looking to register another victory to gain an unassailable lead over the home team.
The second T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies will be played today at Lauderhill. There is no hiding to the fact that the first match took each one of us by surprise. Although in not the most convincing of ways, India ended up winning the match by 4 wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
With the second match slated to be played in less than 24 hours, don’t expect both the teams to make widespread changes. While India would be looking to register consecutive victories to gain an unassailable lead over West Indies, the hosts wouldn’t be wanting to play a dead-rubber in Guyana on Tuesday.
My Dream 11 fantasy team for the second T20I has been selected in such a manner that you will be left with one credit with you. Just in case either of the teams makes a last moment change which affects this Playing XI, the remaining one credit in addition to the credits of the rested player will come in handy for you with respect to buying a new player of even a higher budget.
IND vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction
Probable Playing XI
1) John Campbell 2) Evin Lewis 3) Nicholas Pooran (wk) 4) Kieron Pollard 5) Shimron Hetmyer 6) Rovman Powell 7) Carlos Brathwaite (c) 8) Sunil Narine 9) Keemo Paul 10) Sheldon Cottrell 11) Oshane Thomas
1) Shikhar Dhawan 2) Rohit Sharma 3) Virat Kohli (c) 4) Rishabh Pant (wk) 5) Manish Pandey 6) Krunal Pandya 7) Ravindra Jadeja 8) Washington Sundar 9) Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10) Navdeep Saini 11) Khaleel Ahmed
West Indies – John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard
India – Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant
West Indies – Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite
India – Rishabh Pant
West Indies – Oshane Thomas, Keemo Paul
India – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini
Not many can bowl a maiden last over. 👌
Superb job on your debut, Navdeep. pic.twitter.com/MRvGbQCSyf
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 3, 2019
Pitch conditions and Toss
The first T20I ended up putting on display a contrasting result with respect to both the pitch and the toss prediction. Generally a flat belter of a surface, the surface at Lauderhill slowed down drastically due to persistent rains. Therefore, shot making became difficult and as many as 15 batsmen were dismissed within 38 overs.
As the second match is being played on the same pitch on the next day, don’t expect a significant change in the pitch. As a result, anything in vicinity of 140 runs in the first innings should be a good score.
Before the first T20I, the team batting first at Lauderhill had won six out of seven times. Given the unpredictable nature of the surface, expect the winning captain to elect to bowl first in a bid to both assess the conditions and bat at a comparatively drier surface. Batting second will also aid the batsmen while chasing a low score.
Dream 11 Picks
India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is my only wicket-keeper for the second T20I. Despite getting out on a first-ball duck yesterday, I am picking Pant on the sheer basis of his potential. His batting position of No. 4 (above Manish Pandey) also gives me some assurance regarding him contributing well for India.
I have persisted with the West Indian duo of Evin Lewis and Kieron Pollard for the second match as well. Despite Lewis scoring 0 (4) last night, no one take away the fact from him that he has scored two T20I centuries in four innings against India. I am once again backing him for his 100 (49) at Lauderhill in 2016.
Pollard, who was playing for West Indies after more than nine months, made his presence felt with a calm 49 (49) with the help of two fours and four sixes. A better response from fellow West Indian batsmen could have seen him done much better yesterday.
While India vice-captain Rohit Sharma and batsman Lokesh Rahul were my first-choice preferences for the first T20Is, I am replacing the latter with captain Virat Kohli. With Rahul being benched last night, I want to take the more secure option of including Kohli.
My two all-rounders for this match are Krunal Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. With both of them registering combined bowling figures of 8-2-33-2, I back them to register another such performance tonight. I have also named Jadeja as my vice-captain because he might affect a run-out and grab a catch in the outfield. If the same happens, you are likely to reap benefits in an otherwise low-scoring match.
In the bowling department, I have made a change each in my picks for both the players. Among the hosts, I have replaced Oshane Thomas with Keemo Paul. Considering that Paul will surely bowl in the death overs, he might get an extra wicket or two for you. Moreover, the 21-year old cricketer could also benefit you with the bat in hand.
I am persisting with West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine for he registered bowling figures of 4-0-14-2, dismissing the likes of Sharma and Pant in the first encounter. If there’s any hint of Narine opening the batting for the home team, don’t forget to make him the vice-captain ahead of Jadeja.
While I am keeping India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar in my team, I have brought in Navdeep Saini in place of Khaleel Ahmed. Not that the latter did anything wrong last night, Saini registering Man of the Match bowling figures of 4-1-17-3 had made me advocate for him ahead of Ahmed.
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.