IND vs WI 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction: The first T20 International between India and West Indies takes place in Hyderabad with either side looking to start the series with a win. Both teams faced each other earlier in the year with India beating the tourists in their own backyard by a scoreline of 2-0. In the aftermath of this loss, West Indies has introduced new talent such as Brandon King and Hayden Walsh into the side, courtesy of their CPL 2019 performances. Although their recent series against Afghanistan didn’t go according to plan, they are well and truly capable of pulling off an upset over India. An exciting clash is in store with the home side entering the game as the clear favourites on Friday.
IND vs WI 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction: Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team and Weather Conditions
India vs West Indies, 1st T20-I
December 6th, 7:00 PM IST
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
A competitive pitch with help for both batsmen and bowlers beckons in Hyderabad. While there will be some extra swing on offer for the seamers, spinners should also get some turn from the surface. 160 would be an ideal score on this surface although the firepower on either side would say otherwise.
The weather is clear for this game with a few clouds expected to make an appearance as well. With the temperature hovering around 21 degrees Celsius, dew and humidity will also play a part in the proceedings.
No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
With Shikhar Dhawan out injured, KL Rahul will open the batting with Rohit Sharma while Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer occupy the top order spots. Rishabh Pant should get the nod over Samson while Dube and Jadeja provide batting depth. Sundar and Chahal are the preferred spinners while Mohammed Shami could get the nod over Bhuvneshwar Kumar for this game. Deepak Chahar is one to watch out for with his previous outing for India being a highly successful one.
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar and Mohd Shami
West Indies is still to decide on their best combination. While Brandon King is likely to sit this game out for Simmons, Hetmyer will hold on to his place with Pooran still suspended. Ramdin is the other benefactor of Pooran’s suspension with the veteran occupying a place in the middle order alongside captain, Kieron Pollard. Fabian Allen should get the nod over Rutherford, owing to his left-arm spin while Sheldon Cottrell will be key to the West Indians as they seek a good start against the formidable Indians
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams and Hayden Walsh
Top Picks for IND vs WI 1st T20I Dream11 Team:
Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard are in very good form of late for their respective sides. While Pollard managed to score a fifty against Afghanistan and also contributed with the ball, Rohit Sharma’s whirlwind knock in Rajkot against Bangladesh is still fresh in everyone’s memories. While Virat Kohli is another must-have player in the side, Shimron Hetmyer should get the nod as well given his ability to play pace and spin equally well. Lendl Simmons’ form since CPL 2019 has been stunning and is ideally picked in the side. Deepak Chahar and Yuzvendra Chahal are also decent picks with their wicket-taking ability being well documented while Sheldon Cottrell is another such bowler who should trouble the Indian batsmen with his pace and variation.
Captaincy Options for India vs West Indies Dream11 Team:
1. Rohit Sharma
2. Kieron Pollard
3. Virat Kohli
Lendl Simmons, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Denesh Ramdin, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
Lokesh Rahul, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Shimron Hetmyer, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Virat Kohli, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Rohit Sharma, Points: 100-102, Grade: A
Kieron Pollard, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
Yuzvendra Chahal, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Deepak Chahar, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
Sheldon Cottrell, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
Keemo Paul, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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