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West Indies Women vs India Women, 2019 – 1st T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Smriti Mandhana and Stafanie Taylor must be there in both your teams.

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Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 1st of the 5-match T20I series between West Indies Women and India Women will be hosted by the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (6:00 PM GMT) (11:30 PM IST). The game can be viewed on Windies Cricket’s YouTube channel and on Fan Code in India.

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Preview:

There is not a lot of time left for the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup. Preparations are in full swing for India Women as they gear up for a five-match T20I series against the West Indies Women. The team has been playing some great cricket in recent times. After having completely dominated South Africa just a few weeks back, they have started this tour of the Caribbean on a great note.

The team managed to bounce back after being 0-1 down in the three-match ODI series by winning the last two games. They will want to continue with this good work once again and register yet another victory in the first game. However, it is important to keep in mind that the West Indies Women are the current World Champions in this format. They might have lost to Australia recently. But, in their own den, they are extremely strong and tend to decimate oppositions. This should surely be a great contest to watch.


Weather Report

Showers are predicted throughout the day on Saturday. But the positive is that during the match hours, the chances of precipitation are comparatively lesser. Thus, we shouldn’t lose out on a lot of action and if fortunate enough, a full game can also be witnessed.

Pitch Condition/Report:

After about a seven-year gap, a men’s T20I was played at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium earlier this year in March. The track seemed to be a really good one which had something in store for everyone. The new ball will be the key for both the teams and they should look to pick up some early wickets.

Average first innings score: 153 (Last three men’s T20Is at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

West Indies Women:

Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor (C), Stacy-Ann King, Shemaine Campbelle (WK), Natasha McLean/Chedean Nation, Sheneta Grimmond, Shabika Gajnabi, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammed.

Bench – Natasha McLean/Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Shakera Selman.

India Women:

Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav.

Bench – Harleen Deol, Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Mansi Joshi.


Top Picks:

Smriti Mandhana, in this format of the game, is an undoubted top pick and opens the batting as well. Amongst the others, Harmanpreet Kaur and Stafanie Taylor are really good picks for your Dream11 Fantasy side. You can also go ahead with Hayley Matthew and Deepti Sharma.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Smriti Mandhana, Stafanie Taylor, Deepti Sharma

Vice-Captain Options – Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthew, Jemimah Rodrigues

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Shemaine Campbell

Batters – Smriti Mandhana (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Stacy-Ann King

All-Rounders – Deepti Sharma, Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews (vc)

Bowlers – Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Afy Fletcher

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Shemaine Campbell

Batters – Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Kyshona Knight

All-Rounders – Harmanpreet Kaur (VC), Stafanie Taylor (C), Hayley Matthews

Bowlers – Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Anisa Mohammed, Afy Fletcher

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Expert Advice:

Keeping the credit constraints in mind, picking Harmanpreet Kaur is tough to select in both your Dream11 Fantasy sides. Thus, it is better to have diversity in both your Dream11 Fantasy teams as both will look more or less the same if you go for Harmanpreet.

Probable Winners:

India Women are expected to win this game and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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