India vs West Indies: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 34

first_imgIndia vs West Indies: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 34Dream11 Prediction, India vs West Indies: India will aim to continue with their unbeaten streak in the ongoing World Cup when they face a low-on-confidence West Indies team at Old Trafford on Thursday.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 26, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 19:56 IST India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019 Dream XI best picks predictions (Reuters Photo)Team India will look to maintain their unbeaten run in the World Cup 2019 as they gear up to face West Indies in their sixth game of the tournament in Manchester on Thursday.As the league phase hits the home stretch, India will look to ensure a smooth passage into the semi-finals with yet another victory. The Men in Blue third in the points table with 9 points from five matches and need just one more victory to advance to the knockouts.But it could be easier said than done against a West Indies side, which might play party poopers with nothing to lose in their remaining few games.In fact, West Indies’ unpredictability and the former India captain’s repeated failure during the important second Powerplay overs leaves skipper Virat Kohli with a few points to ponder.The West Indies, on the other hand, are a team filled with maverick cricketers and will look to cause an upset. They will also miss the services of all-rounder Andre Russell, who was ruled out of the tournament due to a hamstring injury.However, the team, especially the fast bowling department, has shown tremendous potential including the young bumper-happy fast bowling duo of Sheldon Cotterell and Oshane Thomas.So with a lot riding on the game on Thursday and a host of superstars taking to the field, here are a few suggestions for your Dream11 Playing 11.BatsmenRohit Sharma becomes the automatic choice for the first-choice opener with the Indian vice-captain having scored 320 runs in the five matches so far at an average of over 106 with two hundreds and a fifty.advertisementChris Gayle should be the next one in your team for sure. The big-hitting West Indian opener hasn’t been at his best in the tournament so far with 194 runs from six game but it becomes very difficult to overlook a batsman like Chris Gayle when making a Dream11 team as he can take apart any bowling lineup on his day.Virat Kohli – With three fifties already, the Indian captain has so far scored 244 runs in the four innings he has played. While he is currently 12th in the list of leading run-getters, Kohli will surely move upwards with India still to play as many as four games in the group stages alone. Picking the best batsman in the world in your Dream11 team should be a no-brainer.Shimron Hetmyer would be a good choice at No.4 as the young West Indian has all the talent in the world and is dangerous on his day. He is averaging over 42 in this tournament after having scored back-to-back half-centuries in the last two games.WicketkeeperMS Dhoni was criticised for his poor strike rate in the game against Afghanistan but he is still the best wicketkeeper from either side for Thursday’s game. Dhoni has the fastest hands in the business but has been struggling for form with the bat. He would be looking to make amends and prove a point this match which is why he should be preferred over Shai Hope as the wicketkeeper in your team.All-roundersHardik Pandya is an automatic choice for the all-rounder’s slot as he has been in terrific form with both ball and bat for India. He has four wickets so far in the tournament and has broken partnerships with the ball at crucial junctures in the last two games. He also played important cameos against Australia and Pakistan with the bat.Carlos Brathwaite should be the other all-rounder in your team as he showed his class with the bat in West Indies’ last game against New Zealand when he almost pulled off a miracle with his maiden hundred but sadly his knock went in vain. He also picked 2 wickets in that match to take his tally to 5 in the tournament.BowlersJasprit Bumrah walks into any ODI side with him being the top-ranked bowler in the format. He hasn’t picked a lot of wickets till now but the ones that he has so far, have changed the complexion of the game in India’s favour. Bumrah has 7 wickets from 4 games at 26.71 so far.Sheldon Cottrell on the other hand, has been fast and furious for the Windies and provided a lot of wickets for them with the new ball. He is placed 11th on the list of highest wicket-takers in the tournament with 9 from 6 games at 25.55 which also includes a four-wicket haul against New Zealand in the last game.In Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, India have the best spin-bowling duo in the world and both have been terrific in the tournament so far. Chahal is India’s highest wicket-taker with 8 from 4 games while Kuldeep has 4 wickets but has been very economical so far at 4.52 in four matches. What’s more, both bowlers hunt in pairs and put pressure on the opposition from both ends.advertisementIndia vs West Indies Dream11 suggested Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Sheldon Cottrell.Squads: India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant.West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Sunil Ambris, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Darren Bravo, Fabian Allen.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India bowling coach defends MS Dhoni’s knock vs AfghanistanAlso Read | I am definitely up there with greats of West Indies cricket: Chris GayleAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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