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IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction 1st Test | India vs West Indies Team News, Playing 11

By Himanshu Sharma @boringcricket

IND vs WI Dream11 Team | India vs West Indies

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Rajkot, October 04 at 09:30 AM IST

After Asia Cup 2018 triumph, India are up against West Indies in the longest format of the game at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.

India’s last Test assignment in England was a disappointing one (4-1 series loss). However, it does not matter much as their record at home is impregnable. The No.1 Test side, India would want to make a statement here, making amends for the loss in England.

On the other hand, West Indies would be happy with their warm-up game against Indian Board President’s XI. The openers had a fine practice knock while Sunil Ambris notched a quickfire ton, although they would want a better bowling show against India to pose a challenge.

Pitch and weather conditions: The wicket at Rajkot is known to offer plenty of runs in the first two days but starts deteriorating from day 3. There will be plenty of purchase for the slow bowlers, particularly on day 4 and 5.

Last Test result at the venue: England 537 & 260/3d drawn with India 488 & 172/6

IND vs WI Team News

IND vs WI Playing 11

Here’s how the two sides may lineup for India vs West Indies clash

India Playing 11:

Wicket-keeper – Rishabh Pant

Batsmen – Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Prithvi Shaw

All-rounders –  R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav

West Indies Playing 11:

Wicket-keeper – Shane Dowrich

Batsmen – Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Sunil Ambris

All-rounders – Jason Holder, Roston Chase

Bowlers – Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo, Keemo Paul/Sherman Lewis

IND vs WI Squads

India squad: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur.

West Indies squad: Jason Holder (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Sherman Lewis, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel and Jahmar Hamilton.

IND vs WI Dream11 Team

Wicket-keeper: You can go with either of Rishabh Pant or Shane Dowrich but the latter is likely to struggle in spin-friendly conditions. So, our pick would be Pant.

Batsmen: This Windies batting has very little or no experience of subcontinent wickets where spinners get a lot of turn and bounce. You should pick more Indian batsmen and less from the visitors. The best bets are Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.

All-rounders: Keeping in mind the nature of the surface, you can pick three bowling all-rounders – Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Roston Chase.

Bowlers: The safe bets would be Devendra Bishoo, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Shannon Gabriel.

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Captain/Vice-captain options:

Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja

Quick Tip: India is likely to dominate the game. Pick as many players from India and least from Windies.

This IND vs WI Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis IND vs WI team news. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction. Also, hit the bell icon on the bottom right side of your screen to get all the latest Dream11 prediction updates.

Himanshu Sharma @boringcricket

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