India vs West Indies will play in the 1st T20I of the West Indies tour of India 2022 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. We will cover IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
This will be India’s last T20I series before the IPL. Rohit Sharma has mentioned that they are not going to do too many experiments in this series and give the players clarity of their roles.
India had registered a 3-0 series win against New Zealand in their last T20I outing on their home soil and will be high on confidence going into this series.
Rohit, Ishan and Virat Kohli will be the top 3 followed by Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav. Their batting looks almost full strength.
Deepak Chahar and Mohammad Siraj will be their key pacers. Harshal Patel will be the player to watch out for and how he performs with his cutters.
Overall, India looks well balanced and will be the favourites going into this game.
West Indies are known for T20 cricket. The quality of cricket is definitely going to be completely different than what we saw in the ODI series.
They won their last T20I series against England by 3-2. Jason Holder was the star for them in the series and is expected to play a huge role in this game as well.
The team is filled with a lot of All-Rounders with almost 8-9 players being able to bowl an over or two.
Jason Holder and Romario Shepherd are expected to be their key bowlers whereas Akeal Hosein and Fabian Allen will handle the spin department.
Their batting will be heavily dependent on Nicholas Pooran and Keiron Pollard.
The West Indies look like a very balanced team and can we give a real fight to the Indians in this series.
IND vs WI Match Details
India vs West Indies, 1st T20I, West Indies tour of India, 2022.
Date: 16th February 2022.
Time: 07:00 PM IST.
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
IND vs WI Pitch Report
Average first innings score: 142
Average total score: 128
(The average score is based on the last 5 matches played at this venue.)
The pitch at Eden Park is expected to be a typical T20 Cricket. The ball is expected to come nicely to the bat and also the spinners will get good help in 1st innings.
IND vs WI Head to Head
Matches Played: 17
IND Won: 10
WI Won: 6
No Result: 1
IND vs WI recent form
Most recent first
IND vs WI Dream11 Team News
- KL Rahul, Axar Patel and Washington Sundar have been ruled out of the series due to injuries.
- Kuldeep Yadav has been included in the T20I squad in place of inured Washington Sundar.
- Kieron Pollard is likely to play the T20s after missing the last two ODIs.
Probable Playing XI
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (Wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odeon Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell.
Top Picks for IND vs WI Dream11 Team
(119 M, 3197 R, 32 A)
Sharma will open the innings and is one of the best batsmen on the team. His venue stats are also brilliant and an excellent choice for C and VC in IND vs WI Dream11 Team.
(5 M, 113 R, 28 A)
He will open alongside Rohit and will be high on confidence after the auction. Ishan Kishan is a must-have pick.
(95 M, 3227 R, 52 A)
Virat Kohli is surely not at his best but is a big match player and can score anytime.
(17 M, 61 O, 23 W)
Deepak Chahar will bowl in the powerplay and middle overs and can also be handy with the bat.
(50 M, 195 O, 64 W)
Chahal can pick up wickets in bulk in the middle overs and will be a very important player in this series.
(41 M, 623 R, 23 A)
Pant will bat in the middle overs and is a hit or miss type of player but the pitches are expected to be Batting friendly and will be a good pick.
(4 M, 16 O, 4 W)
Siraj will bowl in the powerplay and death is a brilliant differential pick. He can pick up wickets in bulk in the death overs.
(11 M, 244 R, 34 A)
Suryakumar Yadav will bat in the middle order and can be a Trump card pick. He will look to attack from ball one.
(35 M, 262 R, 17 A + 115 O, 38 W)
He is one the best All-Rounders in the world and is a must-have pick in this game. Holder is another very good choice for C and VC.
(54 M, 1010 R, 25 A)
He is their best batter and is a beast in this format. Pooran will bat at 3 or 4 and looks to play aggressively
(15 M, 34 O, 12 W)
He will bowl in the middle and death overs and is very good with his cutters. Shepherd can also bat a bit in the lower order.
(8 M, 49 R, 12 A + 22 O, 7 W)
Smith has recently performed very well and has established a name for himself. He will bowl 2-3 overs with the ball and do late hitting duties with the bat.
(98 M, 1537 R, 25 A + 141 O, 42 W)
Pollard bowled regularly in the England series and is expected to bowl 2-3 overs in this game as well. He is a must-have pick and also a very good choice for C and VC.
(4 M, 96 R, 32 A)
Mayers is a stylish left hander opener and will look to play attacking in the powerplay.
IND vs WI Trump card pick for Dream11
(24 M, 80 O, 31 W)
He will bowl his 4 overs in middle overs and death. Thakur can pick up 2-3 wickets in bulk and can also make handy contributions with the bat.
(2 M, 7 O, 4 W)
He can be a very good Trump card pick in this game. Patel is known for his cutters in the death and will be a key bowler for his team.
IND vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction
N Pooran, I Kishan
Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, R Powell
J Holder (Vc), R Shepherd
S Thakur, Y Chahal, H Patel, Odean Smith
Captain and Vice-Captain (IND vs WI Today Match Prediction)
- Rohit Sharma
- Jason Holder
- Virat Kohli
We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.