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WI vs IND, 2nd T20I – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: West Indies vs India, (WI vs IND, 2nd T20I)

Date: August 1, 2022 – 8 PM IST

Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For Indian viewers, the series between West Indies and India will be televised on DD Sports. You can also watch the action live on the online streaming platform FanCode. Watch the second T20I at 8 PM IST on Monday.

West Indies vs India, 2nd T20I:

India continued their dominance over the men in maroon as they went 1-0 up in the five-match T20I series. The second T20 international will take place at the Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts on Monday, August 1.

The first T20I of the series saw India claim a resounding victory by 68 runs in Tarouba on Friday. On a pitch that wasn’t great for batting, India produced an outstanding performance starting with Rohit Sharma’s 64 off 44. Dinesh Karthik then gave a brilliant finishing touch, blasting 41 not out off 19 balls to propel India to 190/6.

Kyle Mayers started the chase with a few boundaries but Arshdeep Singh removed him and the hosts could not get going again. Arshdeep, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi snared two wickets each for India, restricting West Indies to 122/8. Dinesh Karthik was named the ‘player of the match’ for his blistering knock.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for WI vs IND, 2nd T20I

The pitches at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts offer significant assistance for the bowlers. The average first innings score from 10 T20Is played here reads just 119, with 6 of the eight completed matches being won by the team batting second. Overall, the average first innings score reads 154 from 84 T20s.

The weather in Basseterre is expected to be mostly clear on Monday evening, with only a 3% chance of precipitation. The temperature will fluctuate between 24-31°C.  

West Indies – Expected XI and Team News

West Indies handed Alzarri Joseph his debut T20I cap in the last game. Keemo Paul, who was one of the expensive bowlers, could be left out for leg-spinner Hayden Walsh. In the batting unit, they’re unlikely to make any changes. Brandon King was the unfortunate one to miss out, with Shimron Hetmyer returning to the side.

Probable XI – Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c/wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh/Keemo Paul, Obed McCoy

India – Expected XI and Team News

In order to give more chances to their middle order options, India have continued to leave out Ishan Kishan. Suryakumar Yadav partnered Rohit Sharma at the top. In the bowling department, Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi received opportunities as expected. R Ashwin was also brought into the XI, with Harshal Patel missing out. 

Probable XI – Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi

Head to head record of WI vs IND

Total Encounters – 21

West Indies Won – 6

India Won – 14

No Result – 1

India lead the last five encounters by 5-0.

2nd T20I: Five players to watch out for in the WI vs IND match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI: 

Ravichandran Ashwin: Bowler, India

Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the best spinners in world cricket and has been reinventing himself in the shorter format. He has picked 63 wickets from 52 T20Is at an economy of 6.75 with two four-wicket hauls. He was superb in the first T20I, picking 2 for 22 and scoring 13 runs. Ashwin is a bit risky but can be a good C/VC pick, coming at 8.5 credits.

Rohit Sharma: Batter, India

Rohit Sharma is amongst the best opening batters in the world. He has an outstanding record in T20 internationals, having scored 3443 runs from 129 matches. He averages 32 while striking at 140, scoring four hundreds and 27 fifties. Rohit is coming off a terrific knock of 64 off 44 in the first game and will be a top C/VC option. He’s priced at 10 credits.

Nicholas Pooran: Wicketkeeper Batter, West Indies

Nicholas Pooran has done well for the Windies in the shorter format, having amassed 1319 runs in 61 matches. He has an average of 29 and strike rate of 130 with nine fifties. Pooran scored 74 and 42 in the last two ODIs against India. And although he was dismissed for 18 in the first T20I, he remains a good pick. Pooran is priced at 9.5 credits.

Hardik Pandya: All-rounder, India

The Indian all-rounder has been in very good form, having smashed a fifty and claimed five wickets in two T20Is against England recently. Hardik then scored 100 runs and picked six scalps in the ODI series against England. His overall T20I numbers read 771 runs at 24 average and 147 strike rate with 48 wickets with the ball. He comes at 9.5 credits.

Kyle Mayers: Batter, West Indies

Kyle Mayers has been pretty good for the West Indies in recent times. He has 229 runs from 10 T20I innings at an average of 24 while striking at 147. He recently made 55 off 38 in the final T20I against Bangladesh and followed it up with 75 and 39 in two of the ODIs against India. Mayers will cost you 9 credits.

MPL Fantasy XI

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.


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