Match Details of IN-W vs WI-W Dream11 Fantasy Contest:
India Women vs West Indies Women
7TH Match, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
18th February, 2020
9.30 AM IST
IN-W vs WI-W Dream11 Fantasy Preview and Prediction
It has not been a great start to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup as a number of warm-up matches have been abandoned due to inclement weather. The two teams who will face each other in their second warm-up game, India and West Indies also saw their first practice matches against Pakistan and Australia being washed out.
Given the lack of time in the middle, both India and West Indies will be hoping for this match to go ahead. Apart from fringe players getting a chance to play, it would also be an interesting battle between the two teams given how India whitewashed the West Indies 5-0 in their own den only a couple of months ago. While the Indian batswomen enjoyed their time in the Caribbean, the home side’s batters floundered against the visitors’ strong spin-attack.
Since then, India reached the Tri-Series final in Australia after that series while West Indies haven’t played any cricket. Looking at all these factors, India seem to be the favourite to win this match.
While the weather is set to be much better on Tuesday when compared to the last few days, there is still a 30% rain prediction on this match-day. The day is expected to be cloudy on the whole while a maximum temperature of 32-degree celsius has been predicted.
The Allan Border Field in Brisbane generally serves up good batting tracks and this was even seen during the second half of the Women’s Big Bash League last year. The team batting first would need at least 150 to feel safe at this venue.
Probable Playing XIs
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Veda Krishnamurthy/Richa Ghosh, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav
Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Stacy Ann-King, Stafanie Taylor (WK), Deandra Dottin, Britney Cooper, Shemaine Campbelle (WK), Anisa Mohammed, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman
IN-W vs WI-W Dream11 Fantasy Picks:
Smriti Mandhana: The world’s No.4 T20I batter, Smriti Mandhana will be a key player for India in this warm-up match against the West Indies and beyond. Mandhana’s fruitful 2019 season included a tally of 107 runs in four matches against the West Indies a couple of months ago.
Deepti Sharma: An underrated player but Deepti Sharma holds a key role in this Indian team. While bowling is her superior department like seen during the tour of the West Indies, Deepti Sharma is also constantly improving as a finisher.
Stafanie Taylor: West Indies’ best player and their skipper Stafanie Taylor needs to have a good tournament in Australia if her team is going to do well over the next few weeks. A T20 globe-trotter, Taylor has a lot of experience under her bag while boasting 2900 runs and 84 wickets in exactly 100 T20Is.
Hayley Matthews: Another key player for the West Indies would be opening batter Hayley Matthews. After announcing herself during West Indies’ 2016 T20 World Cup triumph, Matthews has developed by leaps and bounds. She is also a more than decent weapon with her off-spin bowling.
IN-W vs WI-W Dream11 Fantasy Captaincy Choices:
- Smriti Mandhana
- Stafanie Taylor
- Deepti Sharma
IN-W vs WI-W Dream11 Fantasy Points Projection:
Shemaine Campbell, Points: 20-30, Grade C
Taniya Bhatia, Points: 30-40, Grade C
Hayley Matthews, Points: 60-70, Grade A
Smriti Mandhana, Points: 80-90, Grade A
Shafali Verma, Points: 60-70, Grade A
Stafanie Taylor, Points: 70-80, Grade A
Harmanpreet Kaur, Points: 60-70, Grade A
Deepti Sharma, Points: 60-70, Grade A
Poonam Yadav: 60-70, Grade A
Shamilia Connell, Points: 40-50, Grade B
Pooja Vastrakar, Points: 40-50, Grade B
IN-W vs WI-W Dream11 Fantasy Team: