IN-W vs WI-W T20I, 2nd Match: WI-W vs IN-W - Dream11 Fantasy Tips

West Indies Women vs India Women, 2019 – 2nd T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Smriti Mandhana averages more than 40 in the Caribbean Islands in the T20I format.

Shafali Verma
Shafali Verma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 2nd game of the 5-match T20I series between West Indies Women and India Women will be hosted by the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia.

The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (5:30 PM GMT) (11:00 PM IST).

The game can be viewed on Windies Cricket’s YouTube channel and on Fan Code in India.

Preview:

India Women thrashed the hosts by a record margin to take 1-0 lead in the 5-match T20I series. The opening pair of Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma done the damage by scoring fifties. Their record partnership helped India to finish with 185/3 in their 20 overs. The home side hardly had a chance in winning this game as Stafanie Taylor was ruled out of the game due to an injury. As a result, they finished with only 101/9 in the 20 overs. The Indian spinners did the damage after Shikha Pandey handed the key wicket of Hayley Matthews.


Weather Condition/Report:

There are pretty good chances of rain in the first half of Sunday in St Lucia. However, things are expected to get clear from 2 PM local time, shortly after the scheduled start of play.

Pitch Condition/Report:

India posted a huge total in the first T20I but the same might not be seen again on Sunday. The venue has often seen big scores whenever there was a clearly superior team among the two. On Saturday night, it was the Indian team which was superior and it was more due to the absence of the home team skipper. If India bat first again, they could end up with 160+ but the West Indies team could be restricted to only 120.

Average 1st inning score: 136 (Last 5 Women’s T20Is)

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

Team News:

Stafanie Taylor didn’t play the first match of the series.


Probable Playing XIs:

West Indies Women:

Hayley Matthews, Natasha McLean, Shemaine Campbelle (WK), Chedean Nation, Kyshona Knight, Stacy-Ann King, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher,Anisa Mohammed (C), Shakera Selman.

Bench – Stafanie Taylor, Sheneta Grimmond, Shabika Gajnabi.

India Women:

Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav.

Bench – Arundhati Reddy, Mansi Joshi, Anuja Patil, Harleen Deol.


Top Picks:

Smriti Mandhana is enjoying her batting in the Caribbean Islands. She was among the top run-getters in the 2018 WT20 and now has two fifties in two matches played on this tour. Hayley Matthews will be crucial with both bat and ball for the hosts if they have any chance of levelling the series. Shikha Pandey has been in brilliant form over the last month with the bat. The spin twins Poonam Yadav and Radha Yadav take wickets as regularly as any other pair in T20Is. Afy Fletcher is a consistent wicket-taker for the West Indies.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Smriti Mandhana, Hayley Matthews, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma

Vice-Captain – Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry

Smriti Mandhana averages more than 40 in the Caribbean Islands in the T20I format.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Shemaine Campbelle

Batters – Kyshona Knight, Stacy-Ann King, Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana (C)

All-RoundersDeepti Sharma (VC), Hayley Matthews, Harmanpreet Kaur

Bowlers – Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Shemaine Campbelle

Batters – Stacy-Ann King, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma (VC)

All-Rounders – Deepti Sharma, Hayley Matthews (C), Harmanpreet Kaur

Bowlers – Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Afy Fletcher


Expert Advice:

Stafanie Taylor missed the first T20I due to an injury which was confirmed by a tweet from West Indies Cricket. With the 2nd T20I played inside 18 hours of the first match, we might see her playing this game either. If she does play the match, she can be fitted in place of Harmanpreet Kaur as the Indian captain didn’t bowl much during the first T20I.

Probable Winners:

India Women are expected to complete a series win.

*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.