West Indies vs India 2019: 1st Test – Dream 11, Fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Pitch Report And Injury Update; The ICC Test Championship set to get underway for the Indian National Cricket Team and the West Indies side with the first Test at Antigua. Both the teams have already prepared well enough to lit the stage on fire for the five-day period.
Having won both the T20I and ODI series, the Virat Kohli-led side would like to seal the Test matches as well, a format in which they are head and shoulders above their opponents. They outsmarted them in the Indian conditions and also cracked them in the shorter formats of the game in the recent schedule.
Cheteshwar Pujara scored an unbeaten century in India’s only practise match against A, while each of Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari scored half-centuries. Certainly, it raised quite a few sweet headaches for team management. Apart from batting, bowling has also been brilliant for India.
West Indies’s last home series was rather eventful, as they pulled off a stunning upset to defeat England 2-1. It was a complete team effort where the bowlers, led by an inspired Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel, tore apart England’s batting lineup. The hosts will now be up against the No. 1 ranked Test team in the world.
The start of the ICC Test Championships means that both teams will start afresh. Despite the fact that West Indies haven’t won a single Test match against India in their past 14 encounters, they will hope to rewrite history.
West Indies vs India 2019: 1st Test – Dream 11, Fantasy League tips:
First of all, it is crucial to select a team which has players who will surely play in the game. As they say in cricket, you don’t score any runs in the dressing room. Similarly, a player who is not playing cannot score points for you. In fact, Dream 11 has brought a change in its rule by which you can alter your team even after the toss. Thus, you can pick your team according to the playing XI of both sides.
Secondly, it is pivotal to pick the right combination of captain and vice-captain. A captain gets twice the points whereas the deputy of the team will 1.5 times the points. Thus, it is imperative to select the big in-form players as your respective captain and vice-captain.
It is also crucial to get top-order batsmen in the team as they are likely to score the major chunk of the score. Furthermore, it is pivotal to check the pitch conditions and select the team accordingly.
Injury Update – Virat Kohli is fit to play the game while Windies have no concerns.
As usual, toss win bat first wicket. The wicket will deteriorate as the time goes in the Test match. Certainly, batting fourth on that wicket would be a hell of a task for the players.
Predicted Playing XI:
West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach
India – Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah