West Indies A vs India A, 2019: 3rd Unofficial Test: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

West Indies A vs India A, 2019: 3rd Unofficial Test: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Abhimanyu Easwaran is averaging 92.5 in first-class cricket this year.

Abhimanyu Easwaran
Abhimanyu Easwaran. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After clinching the unofficial ODI series by a 4-1 margin, India A sealed the 3-match Test series with comfortable wins in the first two games. Their long tour will conclude when they face the West Indies A in the final unofficial Test starting on Tuesday. The game will be marked for the inclusion of the star players who will later face off during the Test series in India’s ongoing tour of the Caribbean.

West Indies A did gain an edge in the first half of the second Test but failed to capitalize. Seven out of their top eight batsmen scored 20+ but none ended up scoring a big knock. Chemar Holder ran through India A’ top order in the first essay as the visitors were reduced to 20/5 at a stage. But all went in vain as Shivam Dube’s fighting knock and Krishnappa Gowtham’s 5-fer scripted a comeback for them.


Match Details:

The 3rd game of the 3-match Unofficial Test series between West Indies A and India A will be hosted by the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad.

The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (1:30 PM GMT) (7:00 PM IST). The game will be streamed live on YouTube by Windes Cricket.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba has hosted eight first-class matches thus far. Four of those were during the 2018/19 season. The pitches in those games were supportive for the pacers which are hardly found in the Caribbean Islands in recent times.


Probable Playing XIs:

West Indies A:

Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Montcin Hodge, Shamarh Brooks, Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (WK), Raymon Reifer, Rahkeem Cornwall, Romario Shepherd/Miguel Cummins, Jomel Warrican, Chemar Holder.

Bench – Roston Chase, Shermon Lewis, Romario Shepherd/Miguel Cummins, Jahmar Hamilton, Jeremy Solozano.

India A:

Priyank Panchal, Mayank Agarwal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Hanuma Vihari (C), Shubman Gill, KS Bharat (WK), Shivam Dube, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Siraj, Sandeep Warrier, Umesh Yadav

Bench – Shahbaz Nadeem, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha, Anmolpreet Singh.


Team News:

Indian Test players Hanuma Vihari, Mayank Agarwal and Umesh Yadav are available for this fixture,

Power Picks:

Abhimanyu Easwaran’s last 20 first-class innings:

1359 runs at an average of 79.94 with five centuries and four fifties.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain: Priyank Panchal, Mayank Agarwal, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shivam Dube, Rakeem Cornwall

Vice-Captain: Mohammed Siraj, Chemar Holder, Hanuma Vihari, Jermaine Blackwood, Umesh Yadav


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Shane Dowrich

Batsmen – Priyank Panchal, Kraigg Brathwaite, Mayank Agarwal, Jermaine Blackwood

All-Rounders – Krishnappa Gowtham, Shivam Dube (C), Rakheem Cornwall

Bowlers – Chemar Holder (VC), Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – KS Bharat

Batsmen – Priyank Panchal (C), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jermaine Blackwood

All-Rounders – Rakheem Cornwall (VC), Shivam Dube, Raymon Reifer

Bowlers – Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Chemar Holder


Expert Advice:

The selection of fantasy team for this game is quite tough as the update of the toss arrives only a couple of minutes before the deadline. With no accurate information about the selection process, taking the players who are in the upcoming Test series becomes the best decision.

Probable Winners:

India A is expected to complete their Caribbean tour with yet another victory.

*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.