Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer are the top picks for this game.
WI vs IND Match Preview:
India (IND) will lock horns with West Indies (WI) in the first fixture of the T20I series at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. The Indian team will be confident after a clean sweep in the ODI series. However, the team’s combination will be quite different, with the return of skipper Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, and Harshal Patel.
On the other hand, West Indies will welcome Shimron Hetmyer and Obed McCoy in the XI and hope to improve their performances. The likes of Nicholas Pooran and Kyle Mayers were the key contributors for them in the ODI series.
India vs West Indies, 1st T20I
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Date & Time: 29th July at 8:00 PM IST and 10:30 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
Live Telecast: Doordarshan (DD)
WI vs IND, 1st T20I Pitch Report
The CPL matches played at this venue had an average score of 141, while batting first. The same can be witnessed in this fixture as well, with spinners expected to get assistance off the surface.
KL Rahul is unavailable for the series due to injury.
WI vs IND, 1st T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy
Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav/Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshawar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel
Top Picks for WI vs IND Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
The prolific batter was consistent with his contributions in the ODI series. Iyer scored 161 runs in three innings at an average of 53.67. In the T20I format, he has scored 931 runs.
The talented batter has been terrific with his ability to provide good starts to the Caribbean team. In the ODI series, he garnered 114 runs and picked two wickets.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
The flamboyant all-rounder, Pandya smashed 63 runs and scalped five wickets in the T20I series against England.
Top Picks- Bowlers
The premier new-ball bowler of the Indian team, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been in sensational form. In two matches of the England T20I series, he scalped four wickets at an economy of 4.16.
The left-arm pacer bagged 14 wickets in five appearances of the 2022 edition of the T20 Blast. He has 22 wickets in 16 T20Is.
Top Picks- Wicketkeeper
The man-in-form is expected to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma. He scored 125 runs in three ODI innings against England. He has 768 runs in 50 T20I appearances at a strike rate of 124.27.
The West Indies skipper scored 141 runs in the ODI series and has been churning out runs at a brisk rate. The southpaw has 1301 runs in the shortest format.
WI vs IND Must Picks Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant, Nicholas Pooran, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Rohit Sharma, Kyle Mayers (vc), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant, Nicholas Pooran (vc), Shreyas Iyer (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rohit Sharma, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
WI vs IND Risky Captaincy Choices:
The Indian skipper has been patchy with his form and is returning after a break and will be a risky choice for the captain pick.
The experienced all-rounder is devoid of enough match practice and returned in the final fixture of the ODI series.
Players you should avoid:
Hosein has failed to pick up wickets in a consistent manner in the last few international appearances and should be avoided.
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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.