India vs West Indies 1st T20I Dream11 Team Prediction & Preview
India vs West Indies Dream11 Team Prediction, Match Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 1st T20 match of Paytm Series 2019. India will take on West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Virat Kohli’s team is coming into this series with the confidence of winning the previous T20 series against Bangladesh whereas West Indies are coming into this series with the disappointment of losing their previous T20 series to Afghanistan. Both the teams want to give their best as this is considered to be the preparation for the T20 world cup that is going to happen next year in Australia. Whenever India and West Indies have played a T20 match it has been a thrilling contest to watch. With the return of Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, and Ravindra Jadeja to the T20 side, it will be much more interesting to watch.
West Indian players have played lots of T20 leagues across the world have a lot of experience in this format of the game and they are also the two-time T20 world champions and also the defending T20 champions. This series won’t be easy for any of the team as there are world-class players on both sides and they need to give everything they got to win this series.
IND vs WI 1st T20I Match, Paytm Series 2019.
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
07:00 PM, 6th December 2019.
Average 1st Innings Score: 170
Average 2nd Innings Score: 155
Not much can be said about the wicket, as there have been very few matches played at this venue. But, generally, the wicket helped the bowlers in Hyderabad.
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishab Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendar Chahahl, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammaed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sanju Samson.
Kieron Pollard (C), Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford, Lendl Simmons, Kesrick Williams, Hayden Walsh.
IND vs WI Dream11 Team News
- Shikhar Dhawan being ruled out of this series gives KL Rahul a chance to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma. Sanju Samson, who added in the squad as Dhawan’s replacement, might have to wait.
- Virat Kohli would be playing at his same spot that is No.3. As this pitch is considered to be slow.
- Anyone fast bowlers out from Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar and Shami. Mohammed Shami can be rested for the 1st game.
- Nicholas Pooran will miss out on the first game as he’s serving his three-match suspension for tampering with the ball. Denesh Ramdin is likely to take wicket-keeping duties.
Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishab Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar/Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh Jr., Sheldon Cottrell
Top picks for Dream11 Team Prediction
Virat Kohli: One of the world’s best T20I batsmen Virat will bat at one down and can destroy any bowling line-up if he is set and gets going. He hasn’t played much T20I recently he is been in great form in ODI and Test Cricket.
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 good touch in the series against Bangladesh 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 a very good 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 very intelligent 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 form 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 also picked up 6 wickets just for 7 runs in the last match of the T20 series against Bangladesh.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: He hasn’t played T20I recently but we know how good he can swing the ball and his ability to control the runs in the death overs and pick up the wickets.
Evin Lewis: He opens the batting for West Indies and is a good striker of the ball. He had scored good amount of runs for the team in their previous series against Afghanistan.
Lendl Simmons: He is open the innings for the West Indies team. Simmons has good experience of playing on Indian pitches. He is good to pick in India vs West Indies 1st T20 Dream11 Team.
Nicholas Pooran: He is a destructive batsman and he hits really big shots and can play big knocks too. Once he gets comfortable on the crease it is very difficult to get him out.
Sheldon Cottrell: He leads the pace attack for West Indies. He bowls well but has a slightly higher economy rate but he can cause destruction by picking up the early wickets in the power play with his pace and bouncers.
Kieron Pollard: He is the most experienced T20 player in the team and he has played several T20 leagues across the world. 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 has the ability to bowl really well and pick up wickets and he can bat down the order too and score some runs for his team.
Keemo Paul: He can bowl as well as a bat for his team. But he is better at bowling and picking up wickets. He has the ability of a match-winner for his team.
India vs West Indies Dream11 Team Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
IND vs WI 1st T20 Grand League Team:
Captain and Vc Choices
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Sheldon Cottrell.
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.