Virat Kohli, Kieron Pollard
Virat Kohli, Kieron Pollard (Credits: BCCI)

After a thriller of a game in Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram will be gearing up to witness a cracker of a game on December 8 (Sunday). A pumped Team India will hope to finish business when they lock horns with West Indies in the second match of the three-match series at the Greenfield International Stadium in Kerala.

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The Caribbeans have everything to worry with the kind of form India skipper Virat Kohli is in right now. Their batters did all the hardwork to post a 200+ total on the board, but the bowlers looked average in front of a classical Kohli knock. The Kieron Pollard-side have nothing much to work on ahead of the next match except they would want their bowlers to reduce the extras and hope to level the series.

On the other hand, India, who are auditioning for the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, will look to settle the bowling department. Virat Kohli said that there is still one option open in the bowling unit and Mohammed Shami might look to seal the spot after Deepak Chahar went for plenty in the first match. Besides, the Men in Blues need to work on their fielding after being sloppy on the field in the first outing.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli plays a masterclass to lead India to win. Credit: BCCI

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Here are the Dream11 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. 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 significant chunk of the score. Furthermore, it is pivotal to check the pitch conditions and select the team accordingly.

Injury News

India’s Shikhar Dhawan suffered an injury and is out of the three-match T20I series. Sanju Samson replaced him in the squad but didn’t get a place in the playing XI. As far as West Indies are concerned, there is no news of any injuries.

India vs West Indies 2019: 2nd T20I - Dream XI Fantasy League, Injury Update, Pitch Report
Shimron Hetmyer celebrates his fifty. Credit: BCCI

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Pitch Report

The pitch at the Greenfields International Stadium would most likely be batting-friendly. The pitch curator Biju stated that it is a deck where lots of runs can be expected. The rain is anticipated; however, even with that, the track will favour the batsmen.

Predicted Playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Denesh Ramdin (wk) Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams

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India vs West Indies 2019: 2nd T20I - Dream XI Fantasy League, Injury Update, Pitch Report
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Ankush Das

I am an accountant by qualification, my parents thought their obedient son would study further to become a CA, but I had other things in mind. An ardent Cricket fan is following his passion and making...