India vs Windies 2018, 4th ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Team India is expected to bounce back after the defeat in Pune and take the lead in the series.
Updated - Oct 28, 2018 8:02 pm
The fight Windies’ put up in the third ODI pumped life in the ODI series against India which was taunted as a mismatch given the ranking difference of both the sides and the young squad the visitors have flown in. A tie in the second ODI in Vizag and victory in the Pune ODI put both the teams in a situation that the final two games will determine the winner of the series.
Team India weakened their batting with the return of their pace-duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah that indirectly resulted in a batting collapse. They might bring back Ravindra Jadeja for Khaleel Ahmed to cover up for that. Kohli also announced the return of Kedar Jadhav but the question is who will he replace. Rishabh Pant will be a straight swap for Kedar but resting/dropping MS Dhoni cannot be ruled out after the recent turn of events.
The fourth ODI match between India and Windies will be hosted by the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (IST).
Last five ODI matches:
India: L, T, W, W, T.
Windies: W, T, L, L, W.
The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai used to produce wickets that helped the seam bowlers in ODI matches. This venue has hosted only one List A game in the last four years – the one between India and England XI. The game produced 300+ totals with the chasing team winning comfortably. There was some help for the pacers at the start of the game similar to what was seen during the IPL games in this period. Expect a similar track in the venue’s International comeback.
India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.
Windies: Jason Holder (C), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Fabian Allen, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy, Kieran Powell.
India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav , Rishabh Pant/MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah.
Windies: Jason Holder (C), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Fabian Allen, Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Obed McCoy.
Obed McCoy has been amongst wickets and could continue his good work against the Indian middle-order that has been struggling recently. Ashley Nurse is adding value with both bat and ball which makes him an important pick from the Windies team. Kuldeep Yadav has picked up wickets on a consistent basis throughout his ODI career, should be a good one to have.
Best Playing XI:
Shai Hope, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Obed McCoy.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Virat Kohli becomes a direct option for a multiplier option. If not as a captain, one should consider him as the vice-captain as the law of averages don’t usually work with Virat. One of Bumrah and Kuldeep will be apt for the second multiplier option with their wicket-taking ability. Jason Holder can also be considered for the vice-captain’s choice.
Rovman Powell hasn’t been up to the mark in this series so far and he wasn’t considered as a bowling option in the series yet. However, the all-rounder can come good if he managed to negotiate the Indian spinners. Bumrah suffered a calf niggle in the 3rd ODI but returned to bowl the death overs. India might not shy away from resting him even in the crucial game if he is not fully fit.
Team India is expected to bounce back after the defeat in Pune and take a lead in the series.
*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.