IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction: Team India is all set to host West Indies for a three-match T20I series and the first T20I game is scheduled to be played on 16 February (Wednesday) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Rohit Sharma-led Indian side registered an amazing 3-0 ODI series whitewash recently against West Indies. Hosts performed sensationally well in all of the three ODI matches. On the other hand, West Indies just failed to compete especially with the bat which was quite evident in the entire three-match ODI series. However, the Windies team are a completely different side when it comes to shortest format of the game with their combination of power-hitting and fearless players. Both these sides will be eyeing to grab the winning momentum right from the start of this short T20I series.
Fixture Name: 1st T20I, India vs West Indies
Competition: India vs West Indies T20I
Date: 16 February
Time: 7 PM IST
Ground: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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The wicket at the Eden Gardens are expected to offer excellent batting-friendly conditions to a great extent. The weather climate will be a bit of chilly in the sub-continent during this time of the year. Therefore, the dew factor will once again be vital in this T20I fixture. Thus, picking the right set of combination of players will be essential from the fantasy cricket point of view.
Team Form Guide:
IND (recent last): W W W W W
WI (recent last): W L W L W
Ishan Kishan/Ruturaj Gaikwad
Kuldeep Yadav/Ravi Bishnoi
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Rohit Sharma Stats vs West Indies in T20I
Indian captain Rohit Sharma will be hoping to lead his team from the front in this three-match IND vs WI T20I series. Rohit Sharma has a brilliant record against West Indies in T20I cricket and has also done remarkable well off late in the shortest format of the game.
|Matches||Runs||Strike-Rate||50/100||Recent T20I Form|
|15||519||141.4||4/1||56, 55, 48|
Rishabh Pant Stats in T20I
For India, newly appointed stand-in vice-captain Rishabh Pant will be an important performer to watch out in these three T20I matches against the Windies team. Pant has smashed more than 600 T20I runs that includes as many as two half-centuries.
|41||623||123.12||2||56, 18, 11, 0, 85|
Shai Hope/Kyle Mayers
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Jason Holder Stats in T20I
For West Indies, seam bowling all-rounder Jason Holder has delivered some crucial match-winning performances in the recent while both with the bat and ball especially in white-ball cricket. Holder was the Player of the Series during the remarkable 3-2 T20I series triumph against England where he took a total of 15 wickets.
|35||38||8.07||262||4/34, 1/37, 57, 5/27, 36 & 3/44|
Rovman Powell Stats in T20I
West Indies middle-order batsman Rovman Powell has been in an excellent form in the shortest format of the game. Rovman Powell notched up a sensational century during the T20I series against England.
|36||524||133.33||2/1||35, 5, 107|
The Indian side will be hoping to extend their superb winning momentum to the T20I matches as well and they are a very strong team to beat in their familiar home conditions. The Rohit Sharma-led team registered an excellent 3-0 T20I series whitewash against New Zealand at home last year. On the other hand, West Indies will surely come with a changed mindset in the T20I format of the game especially after they defeated England recently at home. India will once again enter this contest with a slight upper hand having won the ODI series. According to the IND vs WI today match prediction & India vs West Indies cricket betting tips, India are the favourites to win this match.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Rishabh Pant, Nicholas Pooran
BATTERS: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rovman Powell
ALL-ROUNDERS: Jason Holder
BOWLERS: Odean Smith, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Rohit Sharma, Jason Holder.
For Grand League: Virat Kohli, Nicholas Pooran.
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