IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of the 1st T20I match between India and West Indies. They will play against each other for the first time in the three-match T20I series between them. Team India has already won the ODI series and whitewashed the Caribbean 3-0.
IND vs WI Match Details West Indies Tour of India 1st T20I:
The 1st T20I match between India and West Indies will be played on 16th February at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
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The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM IST and the live telecast will be available on the Star Sports channels while the live streaming of the series will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app. Live scores and commentaries will be available on the CricketAddictor website.
IND vs WI Match Preview West Indies Tour of India 1st T20I:
After winning the 3-match ODI series by a 3-0 margin, India will now be looking to hunt down the two times T20 World Cup champions in the shortest format.
A total of 3 games are scheduled to be played in this bilateral T20I series and all three games will be played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Kieron Pollard will lead the West Indies troops while Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian side. A bunch of youngsters have been added to both sides for this series.
These two teams have met each other a total of 17 times in this format, with India winning 10 of those times.
West Indies defeated England 3-2 last month in the 5-match T20I series at home and would be desperate to replicate a similar performance here as well.
IND vs WI Match Weather Report West Indies Tour of India 1st T20I:
The temperature is expected to hover around 25°C on the matchday with 53% humidity and 10 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
IND vs WI Match Pitch Report West Indies Tour of India 1st T20I:
The Eden Gardens has provided balanced tracks on most occasions. The pacers can extract swing from the wicket early on, while there will be something for the spinners as well. Adopting a careful approach in the early overs, batters can breathe easy later on and can play shots towards the end stage of the innings. Due can be a crucial factor and hence, the team winning the toss might elect to field first.
Average 1st innings score:
The average first innings score on this wicket is 148.
Record of chasing teams:
The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 62.5 on this ground.
IND vs WI Match Injury Update and Availability News West Indies Tour of India 1st T20I:
KL Rahul pulled a hamstring injury in the 2nd ODI of the 3-match series against the West Indies and has been ruled out of the T20I series.
Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the T20I series. The Indian all-rounder suffered a left hamstring muscle strain during fielding in the third ODI against the West Indies. Apart from them, Axar Patel, who also suffered COVID-19 ahead of the IND vs WI ODI series, has been ruled out of the series.
IND vs WI Match Squads & Probable XIs West Indies Tour of India 1st T20I:
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh
Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Rohit Sharma has scored 3197 runs in 119 T20I so far, while maintaining an average of 32.96 and a strike rate of 140.28. He will be an essential player to consider for this game.
Virat Kohli has struck 3227 runs in 95 T20I games so far, he has been averaging 52.05 in this format. He will be a must-have in the fantasy sides.
Kieron Pollard has scored 1537 runs in this format and also picked 42 wickets with the ball. He will be among the top fantasy picks from the West Indies side.
Jason Holder has picked 38 wickets in 35 T20Is, he has also been quite handy with the bat. He will be a useful addition to the fantasy side for this game.
IND vs WI Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices West Indies Tour of India 1st T20I:
Captain – Rohit Sharma, Jason Holder
Vice-Captain – Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs WI Dream11 Team:
Keepers – Nicholas Pooran, Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma ©, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rovman Powell
All-rounder – Jason Holder
Bowlers – Harshal Patel (vc), Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Odean Smith
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs WI Dream11 Team:
Keepers – Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Brandon King, Rovman Powell
All-rounders – Jason Holder (c), Kieron Pollard
Bowlers – Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar (vc), Odean Smith
IND vs WI Match Expert Advice West Indies Tour of India 1st T20I:
Rohit Sharma will be a safe captaincy choice for the small leagues as well as mini grand leagues. Nicholas Pooran and Ishan Kishan are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy/Dream11 combination for this game is 2-4-2-3.
IND vs WI Match Probable Winners West Indies Tour of India 1st T20I:
Considering the home advantage, India is expected to win this match.