The Cricket Lounge’s Fantasy Cricket winning tips for the second T20I between India and West Indies.
The second T20I between India and West Indies will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match starts at 7 PM IST(1:30 PM GMT).
The first match was won by the Indians after yet another chasing masterclass by Virat Kohli. But the Indian bowlers were ripped apart by the West Indies batsmen with ease and Kohli would be hoping for a better performance from his bowling unit. All eyes will be on Rishabh Pant once again as this series is probably the last chance for him to prove his potential.
On the other hand, West Indies will be more than happy with their batting performance, especially the way they played the Indian spinners. But, their bowlers struggled for consistency and gave away a lot of extras, which eventually cost them the match. One among Khary Pierre and Kesrick Williams is expected to be dropped, after uninspiring bowling displays.
The temperatures are expected to be in the range of 25-30 degrees celsius during the game, with a 1-2% probability of precipitation. Traditionally, there has been a considerable amount of dew in this stadium during night games.
The Wankhede pitch prepared for the IPL games has always been placid and the team winning the toss is expected to bowl, considering the dew factor. The outfield is also lightning fast and hence a runfest can be expected.
Average first innings score: 187 (So far 6 T20I have been played at this ground)
Matches won by the team batting first – 1
Matches won by the team batting second – 5
Probable playing XI India:
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja
Bench – Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Mohammed Shami.
Probable playing XI West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Denesh Ramdin, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh Jr, Sheldon Cottrel, Khary Pierre
Bench – Sherfane Rutherford, Kesrick Williams, Nicholas Pooran, Keemo Paul.
Top picks for Fantasy Cricket:
After an uncharacteristic start to his innings in the previous game, where he struggled to time the ball properly, Kohli showed his class and scored 94 off 50balls. The world best limited over batsman is always a safe pick for captaincy, considering his form. For West Indies, Lendl Simmons is an easy pick considering his successful record here for the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede.
Captain and Vice-captain selection for Fantasy Cricket:
Captain – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard
Vice-Captain – KL Rahul, Deepak Chahar, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batters – Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Evin Lewis, Shreyas Iyer, Lendl Simmons
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Jason Holder
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar(VC), Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh Jr
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batters – KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King
All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard(C), Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell(VC), Yuzvendra Chahal, Khary Pierre
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
Generally, the new ball comes on to the bat nicely at the Wankhede and hence the openers tend to score more during the powerplay. It is very tough to remove a set batsman in such a placid wicket and hence it is advisable to pick more top-order batsmen.
The result will be tough to predict since West Indies defeated India at the same venue in 2016. However, due to their superior bowling attack, India is the favorites to clinch the series by winning this game.