COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: India vs West Indies on November 4
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India sealed the Test series against the Windies in an emphatic way. But after the one-sided Test outings, the hosts were surprised by visitors’ competitiveness in white ball cricket. What was supposed to be an irrelevant and unmatched affair, turned out to be a hard-fought and nerve-racking affairs until the third ODI. After that, the Indian camp, boosted by the comeback of their senior bowling pair were on another level and conquered the visitors to win series by a hefty 3-1 score line. With the fifty-overs fixtures done and dusted, the Men in Blue now gear up to host the Caribbean side in the shortest format of the game, with the first T20I set to be played at Eden Gardens.
Best economical pick – Rishabh Pant is currently seen as India's future after Dhoni, that's why the youngster has been given perfect chance to prove his worth in playing XI. Pant is very well known name in local circuit due to his measured big hitting skills. He also holds the record for fastest (32 Balls) T20 century by an Indian batsman.
Top captains & vice captains – Rohit Sharma's consistency in the recent past and ability to rack up the big scores put him well ahead of other openers in the world. The Indian T20 skipper is on the roll at the moment and proved to be the core of their batting line-up. In the recently concluded ODI series against the same opponents, he amassed 389 runs comprising two centuries and a fifty. Andre Russell is another player who loves Eden Gardens. Russell who has been playing for Kolkata Knight Riders since 2015 has scored almost 900 runs at a strike rate of over 177. He’s also taken 44 wickets in his IPL career with the majority coming at this very ground. Russell is the definition of a complete T20 player and could be an impact player in the first T20.
Smart pick – Lokesh Rahul is one of few pure T20 entertainers is likely to feature in the opening fixture of T20 segment. He has not been able to make his way into the playing XI during the ODI series but is expected to break into the top order on the basis of his performance in Ireland and England, where he plundered 70 against Ireland before scoring an unbeaten century against England.
Cautious Pick – Shikhar Dhawan has not been in the best of form in recent times and failed to score a big one after the conclusion of Asia Cup 2018, while he managed just 19 runs in the T20I against England. Though he might get a chance in the first T20I on the basis of his starts in ODI series against same opponents. The left-hander managed respective scores of 4, 29, 35, 38 and 6 in five ODI's.
My XI – Rohit Sharma (Captain), Andre Russell (Vice-Captain), Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Darren Bravo, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal,Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen