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Ireland Women vs Windies Women 2019, 1st T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Britney Cooper has been named as the replacement for Deandra Dottin.

Kim Garth of Ireland. (Pic Source: Twitter)

Ireland Women will host Windies Women in a 3-match T20I series starting on Sunday at the YMCA Cricket Club ground in Dublin. This will be Ireland Women’s first International assignment since the T20 World Cup last year held in the Caribbean Islands. The tournament witnessed the retirement of as many as four senior Ireland players – Cecelia Joyce, Isobel Joyce, Ciara Metcalfe and Clare Shillington. As a result, a total of six uncapped players named in their 13-player squad.

Ireland lost each of their previous five T20I matches including all the four they played at the WT20. Windies and Ireland teams made their respective Women’s T20I debuts when they faced off in the Dublin T20I in 2008 but never met again in this format. On the other hand, the Windies Women will miss the services of Deandra Dottin who was their top performer during the T20I series held in Pakistan this year.

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Match Details:

The first game of the 3-match ODI series between Ireland Women and Windies Women will be hosted by the YMCA Cricket Club in Dublin.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (1:00 PM GMT) (6:30 PM IST).

There live streaming of this game is available on Cricket Ireland’s Social Media Accounts.

Last five completed T20I matches:

Ireland Women: W, L, W, L, W.

Windies Women: L, T (W), W, L, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The YMCA Cricket Club in Dublin has usually recorded totals around 140 which is a par total in Women’s T20I cricket. Even Ireland has managed to post 130+ at this venue quite often while batting first against the big teams.

Average 1st innings score: 142 (Last five Women’s T20Is)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2


Playing XIs:

Ireland Women:

Rebecca Stokell, Una Raymond-Hoey, Gaby Lewis, Kim Garth, Laura Delany (C), Shauna Kavanagh, Mary Waldron (WK), Louise Little, Celeste Raack, Lara Maritz, Sophie MacMahon.

Bench –Naomi Matthews, Leah Paul.

Windies Women:

Kycia Knight (WK), Hayley Matthews, Shemaine Campbelle, Britney Cooper, Stafanie Taylor (C), Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Shakera Selman, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell.

Bench – Stacy-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Karishma Ramharack.


Team News:

Windies Women elected to bat first. Playing XIs updated after the toss.

Power Picks:

The Windies bowlers Shakera Selman, Afy Fletcher and Shamilia Connell are going to be crucial in fantasy cricket during this series. Selman and Fletcher bagged three wickets apiece in the recent T20I series against Pakistan while Connell claimed four.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

The top all-rounders from both sides in this game – Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews, Kim Garth and Laura Delany are ideal for multipliers. Hayley and Garth are the most important ones given their batting position and chances of a decent number of overs with the ball.

Other Captain/Vice-captain options – Shakera Selman, Una Raymond-Hoey, Afy Fletcher, Gaby Lewis, Shamilia Connell, Laura Delany.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kycia Knight

Batters – Rebecca Stokell, Gaby Lewis, Kyshona Knight, Shemaine Campbelle

All-Rounders – Laura Delany, Kim Garth (VC), Hayley Matthews (C)

Bowlers – Shakera Selman, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Natasha McLean

Batters – Rebecca Stokell, Una Raymond-Hoey, Shemaine Campbelle

All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor (VC), Laura Delany (C), Kim Garth, Hayley Matthews

Bowlers – Lara Maritz, Sophie MacMahon, Shamilia Connell

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Expert Advice:

The Windies skipper Stafanie Taylor is the costliest player in this game as she is valued at 11.5 credits. In the current form, picking her will be a risky move as her price blocks your ability to pick some worthy players among bowlers and batters.

Probable Winners:

Windies Women are expected to cruise through in the game to take a 1-0 lead.

*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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