IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Probable Playing 11, Pitch report & Updates For today's match

IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Today’s Playing XI, Pitch Report & Updates For 2nd T20I

India are looking forward to sealing the series with one game left.

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Preview:

India will take on West Indies in the 2nd T20I of the series on Friday. With clinical all-round performances, the hosts wrapped up a comprehensive victory in the 1st T20I by 6 wickets to go 1-0 up the series. Ravi Bishnoi made a dream debut and he was rewarded as the player of the match for his exceptional bowling performances. There are still concerns over the form of Virat Kohli which needs to be addressed however Rohit Sharma is backing him to do well in the coming matches.

West Indies on the other hand lost wickets in the middle which affected them in setting a match-winning total in the 1st T20I. 10-15 runs more would have made a huge difference for them. Despite the loss, Nicholas Pooran and Roston Chase shined with the bat and ball respectively. They need to bat well against the top-quality spin attack if they want to level the series.

Match Details:

India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Date & Time: February 18th, at 7:00 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

IND vs WI, 2nd T20I Pitch Report:

It’s one of the fastest wickets in the country where the pacers will get additional pace and bounce. The outfield is too quick and the ball travels quite fast into the fence. There is more help for the spinners as well which is interesting. It’s difficult to defend the scores here and hence bowling first is a good option.

Injury News:

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IND vs WI, 2nd T20I Probable Playing XIs:

India

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuveshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal

West Indies

Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Kieron Pollard (c), Odean Smith, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Sheldon Cottrell


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Top Picks for IND vs WI Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Rohit Sharma loves playing at Eden Gardens, he set the tone up India in the 1st T20I with a quickfire 40 runs from 19 balls which includes 4 fours and 3 sixes.

Kyle Mayers found his rhythm in the 1st T20I however he has adjudged lbw when he was on 31 runs. He has got power at his disposal and is a good pick for your fantasy teams.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

India are trying to find a new batting all-rounder in the form of Venkatesh Iyer as he brings more balance to the side. He scored crucial 24* runs from 13 balls which includes 2 fours and a six.

Roston Chase varied his pace quite well in the 1st T20I and didn’t give any room for the Indian batters to go after him. He returned with the figures of 2 for 14 in his 4 overs.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Ravi Bishnoi made a memorable debut against West Indies in the 1st T20I and he was impressed with the ball where he picked up the wickets Roston Chase and Rovman Powell.

Harshal Patel is a deceptive bowler and can bowl at any stage of the match. He managed to pick 2 wickets in the 1st T20I at an economy of 9.25.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Nicholas Pooran got a reprieve early on the innings in the 1st T20I and utilized it properly and scored 61 runs from 43 balls with the help of 4 fours and 5 sixes.


IND vs WI Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Series) Dream11 Points
Rohit Sharma 40 runs 72
Suryakumar Yadav 34 runs 63
Harshal Patel 2 wickets 54
Nicholas Pooran 61 runs 89
Roston Chase 2 wickets and 4 runs 58

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Nicholas Pooran, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Brandon King, Kyle Mayers (vc), Kieron Pollard, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Odean Smith, Ravi Bishnoi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Nicholas Pooran, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell (vc), Roston Chase, Harshal Patel, Odean Smith, Ravi Bishnoi


IND vs WI Risky Captaincy Choices:

Rishabh Pant has not been consistent in recent times, and he managed to score just 8 runs in the 1st T20I. He has the tendency to throw his wicket in important moments. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Odean Smith didn’t do well in the 1st T20I both with bat and ball. He has got potential and is a good captaincy option for your fantasy teams.

Player you should avoid:

Virat Kohli hasn’t been at his best after giving up his captaincy. It’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams though it’s a tough call.

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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.