IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, and Probable Playing XI of the 1st ODI match of West Indies tour of India 2019. India will take on West Indies at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
After winning the T20 series against the defending champions, the Indian team will be now eyeing on the ODI series. The last ODI series that India played was also against West Indies, and India won that series. So India would be feeling a lot confident about this series and would want to perform well. Mayank Agarwal gets a chance as a replacement to Shikhar Dhawan, who has been ruled out of this series due to injury, and Shardul Thakur also receives a call into the team due to Bhuvneshwar Kumar being injured. Kedhar Jadhav will be playing in the blue jersey after a long time, and he needs to prove himself in this series. But India’s batting line up looks solid with KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli being in super form. The main concern for India will be the bowling as Bhuvneshwar is injured, and Shami is the only experienced fast bowler in the Indian team.
West Indies, despite losing the T20 series, still would be happy the way they performed and how well they performed as a team, even in the absence of players like Sunil Narine, Chris Gayle, and Andre Russell. They have also won their last ODI series against Afghanistan would also give some confidence. In the final match of the T20 series, Evin Lewis was injured and did not come to bat, and there are fewer chances that he will be playing the 1st ODI. It must be a significant concern for the West Indies. But they got some outstanding batsmen like Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran and a perfect all-rounder Roston Chase who can bat and bowl very well too, they would be very confident to face the Indian team, and this would be an exciting contest to watch.
IND vs WI 1st ODI Match, Paytm Series 2019.
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Delhi.
01:30 PM, 15th December 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 239
Average 2nd innings score: 214
The pitch is a bit slow and spinner friendly. Spinners had massive success at this venue so that this match will be probably a low scoring match. The pitch was undercover for a significant part in the last 48 hours, and there is a forecast of rain on the match day. We hope that the match happens without being washed out or without any interventions.
Virat Kohli (C), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishab Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendar Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammaed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
Kieron Pollard (C), Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Alzaari Joseph, Romario Shepherd.
IND vs. WI Dream11 Team News
Dhawan being ruled out of this series gives KL Rahul a chance to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli would be playing at his same spot that is No.3. As this pitch is considered to be slow, India would want to play with three spinners R Jadeja, Chahal, and Kuldeep. Deepak Chahar and M Shami will be the pacer.
As this the home ground for Deepak Chahar as he plays for CSK, it is most likely that he will be in the team.
West Indies would play the same combinations that they played against Afghanistan as they have not changed their team much and almost playing with the same squad. The only change would be Evin Lewis might not be playing the 1st ODI.
Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami
Evin Lewis/Brandon King, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph
Top picks for IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction
Virat Kohli: The world No.1 Batsmen in ODI Virat will bat at one down and can destroy any bowling line-up if he is set and gets going. He is a player of big innings, and with his recent form in the T20 series, he is a must pick in your Dream 11 team.
Rohit Sharma: He will open the innings for India and generally starts slow, but once he gets into the mood, then there is no stopping him, and he can hit the bowlers all around the park.
Lokesh Rahul: He seemed to be in the right touch in the T20 series and can score quick runs for the team and can also hit big shots.
Shreyas Iyer: He has proved himself almost every time he got a chance to bat for India, and he is an excellent hitter of the ball and can play crucial knock when required for the team.
Yuzvendra Chahal: This leg-spinner has the wicket-taking ability every match and is a brilliant bowler. He will be the most difficult bowler to bat if the ball starts turning. He is a must pick in your dream11 team.
Deepak Chahar: The form and his ability to pick up wickets and control the runs that he showed in IPL, he has continued the same way in the International team too and has sealed his spot. He can pick up some early wickets and also bowl very economically in the death overs, and he has a lot of bowling experience at this ground.
Mohammed Shami: He played only one T20 match, but he looked excellent in that match and bowled well. With the absence of Bhuvneshwar in the team, he will be the key bowler for India.
Kuldeep Yadav: The Left-arm chinaman bowler picked 96 wickets in 53 ODI matches. He is good to pick in WI vs IND 1st ODI Dream11 Team.
Shai Hope: Wicket-keeper batsman have an average of 49.73 runs in ODI matches. He is technically strong Batsman. Shai Hope is good to pick in India vs West Indies 1st ODI Dream11 Team.
Kieron Pollard: He is the most experienced player in the team and also the captain of the team. He can bat and hit some big shots, and also he can bowl too and pick up wickets. He is a must pick for your Dream 11 team in Ind Vs WI match.
Jason Holder: He is the No.1 all-rounder in the world in test cricket. Though the format is different, he can bowl well and pick up wickets, and he can bat down the order too and score some runs for his team.
Roston Chase: He can bowl as well as a bat for his team. He has the ability of a match-winner for his team.
Sheldon Cottrell: He leads the pace attack for West Indies. He bowls well but has a slightly higher economy rate, but he can destroy by picking up the early wickets in the power play with his pace and bouncers.
Nicholas Pooran: He is a destructive batsman, and he hits huge shots and can play big knocks too. Once he gets comfortable on the crease, it is challenging to get him out.
Evin Lewis: He opens the batting for West Indies and is a good striker of the ball. He had scored a lot of runs for the team in their previous series against Afghanistan and also in the T20 series against India. But there is a doubt whether he will be playing the 1st ODI.
IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- You can pick N Pooran in place of S Hetmyer.
- Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are also good for Captain and Vice-captain.
- Try Shreyas Iyer in the grand league team.
Captain and Vice-captain
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Kieron Pollard, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, M Shami.
Also read: Dream11 Grand League Tips 🏆
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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.