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ICC World Cup 2019: Match 34, Windies vs India: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled in the nets with short run-up on Tuesday but it unlikely to play.

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Indian team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India will be challenged by the struggling Windies outfit in match 34 of the World Cup. While Virat Kohli and his men survived the mightiest of scares against Afghanistan, the Caribbeans have been found wanting since their win over Pakistan earlier in the tournament. England’s defeat at the hands of Australia the other day has kept them alive but should win all their remaining three matches to have any chance of going through to the semis.

India will be geared up for this clash after being thoroughly tested by their neighbours last week. They wouldn’t want to make things complicated in terms of semi-final qualification and almost seal their place with a win in this encounter. Andre Russell has been ruled out of the tournament and his replacement Sunil Ambris who might replace Evin Lewis in the XI. India are unlikely to make changes to their winning combination.

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Match Details

The 34th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Windies and India at Old Trafford in Manchester.

The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (09:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.


Weather Report

Dark clouds are following Team India. Their training session was hampered on Tuesday due to rain. However, the forecast is for a pleasant and sunny day on Thursday and there is no chance of the heavens opening up at all. The temperature is expected to hover around 20-23 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

The Old Trafford surface has been kind to the bowlers so far in this World Cup. There is something in the pitch for both fast bowlers and the spinners. Even the batsmen can score big after getting set just like Kane Williamson did against the Windies. The team winning the toss should opt to bat first as the sun is likely to be out for the whole day and the pitch might turn later in the day.

Average first innings score: 341 (In three World Cup 2019 matches at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 3


Probable Playing XIs

Windies

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis/Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.

Bench – Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel, Evin Lewis/Sunil Ambris.

India

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench – Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant.

Team News

Andre Russell has been ruled out of the World Cup. Sunil Ambris is named his replacement.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled with a short run-up in the nets but is unlikely to play this game.


Power Picks

Kuldeep Yadav vs Windies in ODIs:

Innings: 8

Wickets: 17

Average: 19.82

Strike-Rate: 25.5

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle

Vice-Captain Options: Shai Hope, Kuldeep Yadav, Nicholas Pooran


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope (VC)

Batsmen – Kedar Jadhav, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Shimron Hetmyer

All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar

Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Sheldon Cottrell.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – MS Dhoni, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Chris Gayle

All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav (VC), Oshane Thomas.


Expert Advice:

Kuldeep Yadav will most probably trouble the Windies batsmen and it won’t be a bad option to make him C or VC in the grand league. He has currently been picked only in 26% of teams.

Probable Winners:

India are expected to win the match.

*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.

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