West Indies A vs India A, 2019: 5th Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Axar Patel scored an unbeaten 63-ball 81 with 8 fours and a six.
Published - Jul 20, 2019 4:46 pm | Updated - Oct 18, 2019 4:26 pm
India A’s winning streak in the Caribbean finally came to an end when they narrowly fell short of the target in the 4th game of the 5-match unofficial ODI series. Having already won the series, the visiting team elected to bowl first as they batted three times in first three matches. Windies A finishes with 298/9 in their 50 overs thanks to fifties from Devon Thomas (70), Roston Chase (84) and Jonathan Carter (50).
The visiting team’s chase was a roller-coaster ride as they were placed at 123/3 after early wickets. However, by 32nd over, India A lost three more wickets and had scored only 160. Washington Sundar, who was expensive with the ball, scored 45 to add 60 runs with Axar Patel for the 7th wicket. From there, Axar took the charge with an important 69-run partnership in only 6.2 overs. The equation came down to 10 from 8 balls but India A scored only four more runs and lost despite Axar’s unbeaten 81.
The 5th and final game of the 5-match Unofficial ODI series between West Indies A and India A will be hosted by the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
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.
The unofficial series finally witnessed a high-scoring game as a total of 591 runs were aggregated by the two sides during the 4th ODI. It was easily the highest total in the recent past in Coolidge. It seems the WICB has worked out on producing good tracks given the attraction for this series from India.
Average first innings score: 243 (Last 7 List A matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 5
Probable Playing XIs:
West Indies A:
Devon Thomas (WK), Sunil Ambris, Raymon Reifer, Jonathan Carter, Sherfane Rutherford, Roston Chase (C), Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Akeem Jordan.
Bench – Shane Dowrich, Kjorn Ottley, Rahkeem Cornwall.
Ishan Kishan (WK), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad/Anmolpreet Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey (C), Hanuma Vihari, Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel, Navdeep Saini, Rahul Chahar, Avesh Khan.
Bench – Washington Sundar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar.
(Will be added when there is an update)
Roston Chase in the ongoing series:
With bat – 108 runs at an average of 27 (Leading run-getter for West Indies A)
With ball – 5 wickets at an average of 22.2 (2nd highest wicket-taker for West Indies A)
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Ishan Kishan (if opens)
Vice-Captain Options – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Chahar, Keemo Paul, Hanuma Vihari, Rovman Powell
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ishan Kishan
Batsmen – Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Sunil Ambris, Sherfane Rutherford
All-Rounders – Roston Chase (C), Krunal Pandya (VC)
Bowlers – Romario Shepherd, Rahul Chahar, Avesh Khan, Keemo Paul
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ishan Kishan (C)
Batsmen – Manish Pandey, Sunil Ambris (VC), Shreyas Iyer, Sherfane Rutherford
All-Rounders – Rowman Powell, Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel
Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd
Ishan Kishan could be seen opening the innings in the last ODI. The young keeper-batsman has been good behind the stumps but failed to put on impressive performances with the bat thus far. India A has promoted him up the order in the last few matches of whichever tournament he played in the past.
India A could be seen bouncing back with a comfortable win and close the series with a 4-1 margin.
*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.