The Cricket Lounge’s Fantasy Cricket winning tips for the first T20I between India vs West Indies.
The 1st T20I match between India and West Indies will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The match starts at 07.00 PM local time(1.30 PM GMT)
West Indies are set to play against India in 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs. The first T20I match between the teams will start on December 06th at 07.00 PM. After narrowly escaping a series loss from Bangladesh, India would be vigilante enough to not take this West Indies team lightly. Adding to their strengths, Captain Kohli returns to the team along with Mohammed Shami, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja who missed the series against Bangladesh due to various reasons. On the other hand, West Indies who are the reigning T20 champions are coming from a series defeat to Afghanistan and will look to prove their mettle in this format. Captained by Kieron Pollard, West Indies contains a lot of exciting talents to watch out for. A cracker of a contest awaits us.
The weather is expected to stay clear throughout the evening with only a 7% probability of precipitation during the day and the temperature at night is expected to hit less than 15-degree celsius.
The pitch in Hyderabad is well-suited for batting. As we have witnessed in IPL, most of the matches have been high scoring as flat tracks do not assist the bowlers. The spinners can make merry in the second half as the pitch tends to slow down gradually. Overall, batsmen can wreak havoc in this pitch.
Average first innings score 153 (Last 5 matches in the IPL 2019) *
*Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has hosted only one international match which was washed out due to rain.
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3
Injury and Availability:
Sanju Samson replaces Shikhar Dhawan
Probable Playing XIs:
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Bench – Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey, Mohammed Shami.
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell
Bench – Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Denesh Ramdin, Khary Pierre,
Top Picks For Fantasy Cricket:
A successful Syed Mushtaq Ali Campaign makes KL Rahul a must-have player. Since Shikhar Dhawan is not in the team, it’s ultimately a no-brainer that KL Rahul will be opening the innings and given the form he is in, he’s the first choice for the captaincy as well. Kieron Pollard and Evin Lewis have been the standout performers for the team in the recent past while Kieron Pollard providing 3D assist to the team in form of batting bowling and fielding can help you in scoring points in bulk.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection for Fantasy Cricket:
Captain – KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis
Vice-Captain – Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran
Batters – KL Rahul (C), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Evin Lewis, Shreyas Iyer
All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard, Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar(VC), Keemo Paul, Hyden Walsh Jr
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batters – KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Evin Lewis, Sherfane Rutherford
All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard(C), Jason Holder
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Keemo Paul(VC), Kesrick Williams
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
Being a batting deck, it’s wise to opt for batsmen than bowlers or all-rounders. While KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Evin Lewis, and Virat Kohli provide opportunities to score points in bulk, opting an all-rounder or two can help you in case of failure from the said batsmen. Pollard is the first choice all-rounder while Washington can be a budget pick. Among the bowlers, the wicket-taking ability of Deepak Chahar and Keemo Paul makes them the front-runners for the bowler’s slot in our team while Yuzvendra Chahal can come handy as well.
With home advantage and in-form team, India are expected to win the match.