The Indian team ticked a lot of boxes during their comfortable win over the West Indies in the first T20I on Wednesday. Debutant Ravi Bishnoi made a dream start to his international career as he won the player of the match award for his two wickets in the game. However, Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer’s match-winning partnership for the 5th wicket was the biggest positive for India. But the situation in India’s adjacent dressing room was not as the visitors would have wished for. Yet again, the Caribbean batsmen failed to capitalize on the starts they got as the team reached a mediocre score of 157 runs in the first innings. With Jason Holder’s return to the starting 11, West Indies would look to turn the tables in the second match. So, let us now preview the India vs West Indies 2nd T20I in detail.
India Vs West Indies 2nd T20I, Dream 11 Fantasy Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, And Other Updates.
India Vs West Indies, Dream 11 Top Picks
West Indies has had a poor record against wrist spin in the recent past. So, Ravi and Yuzvendra emerge as the automatic entrants in the Dream11 fantasy team. Rohit, Ishan, and Suryakumar were among the run-getters for India in the first match. On the other hand, Roston Chase was a big positive for Kieron Pollard’s team.
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Top Pics: India
Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, came out with all guns blazing in the first match. He scored quick-fire 40 runs off just 19 balls to diminish the target for India. With Virat and Rishabh struggling for form, he is expected to step up to the occasion in the second game as well.
Harshal Patel has played three T20Is for India and has picked up two wickets in each of those matches. He is very consistent in picking up wickets at crucial moments. Especially in slog overs, Harshal’s importance as a bowler grows significantly. Because of his wicket-taking ability, we have chosen him as the captain of our fantasy team
We have selected Ishan Kishan as our vice-captain for the second T20I. Ishan struggled with his strike rate on Wednesday but made important contributions for every fantasy team, he was a part of. Ishan has played some very good knocks in Eden Gardens and is, again, expected to score runs. If India get to bat first, Ishan will have a better chance to play freely and make the best use of powerplay.
Top Picks: West Indies
Jason Holder is set to return to the Caribbean playing 11 on Friday. He had to miss the first match due to an injury but he is fit and ready to roar in the second T20I. Holder was in red hot form against England last month and had a pretty decent ODI series against India. He is surely the first West Indian name that should enter your fantasy team!
Nicolas Pooran was the highest run-scorer of his team in the first match. He comes out to bat at 3 and gets a good number of balls to face. Pooran might be an inconsistent player, but he is one of those rare players in this West Indian team who can score runs.
Suggested Fantasy Playing XI: India vs West Indies
Nicolas Pooran, Ishan Kishan(vc), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel(c), and Ravi Bishnoi.
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Possible Playing XI
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell.
The match will start at 7 PM IST. Thus, the captains can expect the dew to settle in as the game progresses. As a result, batting will become easier during the course of the game. The pitch had grip and bounce for the spinners in the first match. So, spinners will be crucial. But with dew settling in the second innings, bowling will get tough for the spinners. India has two wrist spinners in its team, so Rohit would desperately want to bowl first until he wants his bowlers to defend a total in difficult conditions as a part of his long-term planning.
Live Telecast and Streaming Details
The second T20I will be played at the Eden Gardens on Feb 18th. India vs West Indies, the first T20I will begin at 19:00 IST. The broadcasting rights of the series are with Star Sports Network. Fans can enjoy the match by tuning in to Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi channels. Also, the live streaming of the match will be available at the Disney+Hotstar app.
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