Welcome to WeknowCricket’s IND vs WI 1st Test 2019 Dream 11 Team & Prediction, Playing 11, Match preview, and Team news. The 1st Test match of the 2-Test series will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium,North Sound, Antigua. The match is expected to be a one-sided affair as the No. 1 ranked India takes on the No.8 ranked West Indies in their first match of the ICC Test Championship. Read on to find our match analysis and Dream 11 match predictions!
|🤔 What||IND vs WI, 1st Test, 2019|
|📅 When||22nd August, Thursday|
|📍 Where||Sir Vivian Richards Stadium,North Sound, Antigua|
India Set To Begin the ICC World Test Championship On A High
After a 3-0 cleansweep in the T20Is and a dominant 2-0 victory in the One Day Internationals, India is set to begin their first match of the 2019-21 Test Championship and the first of the two tests of the IND-WI series on a high. The Indian Test team start as solid favourites on current form, having beaten Australia in Australia and West Indies at home in their latest assignments.
Strengths: Pace Bowling
West Indies will have to punch above their weights to overhaul the current No. 1 Test team, India in the first of the two tests at home. They must be still reeling from the massive drubbing they received at the hands of India when they toured them for 2 Tests in October last year. West Indies will be, however, raring to put up their first victory of the series and will draw on the home advantage to pull them through.
Strengths: Pace Bowling
Weaknesses: Spin Bowling
We Know Cricket Hot Take 🔥
With Prithvi Shaw unavailable, the opening duties are likely to be regained by KL Rahul who had lost his place in the side owing to poor form. The last time India toured the West Indies, KL Rahul scored his 3rd test hundred. He is miserably out-of-form in red ball cricket and coming back on the West Indies’ shores might be the revival KL Rahul’s test career needs.
Although he might be a high risk option, KL can be a highly rewarding pick in grand league contests.
Note: The IND vs WI 1st Test 2019 Dream 11 Team /Halaplay/My Team 11 fantasy league picks are based on various factors such as player performance, team momentum, form, pitch report, ground stats and most importantly, our experience of spending hours and hours in front of the Television watching and analyzing each and every cricket match!
Important Stats 📈
⚡ Matches played at Antigua: 7
⚡ Matches won by home team: 3
⚡ Matches won by visiting team: 1
⚡ Matches drawn: 3
⚡ The only visiting team to win at Antigua is India.
⚡ Last test match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua: England (187 & 132) lost to West Indies (306 & 17/0)
IND vs WI 1st Test 2019 Squad 🧑🤝🧑
India 1st Test Squad 2019
Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane(vc), Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav
West Indies 1st Test Squad 2019
Jason Holder(c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarth Brooks, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shimron Hetmyer, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach
IND vs WI Test 2019: Playing 11 and Team News 📰
- KL Rahul is set to return to the Test side following the unavailability of Prithvi Shaw
- Wriddhiman Saha is back into the test squad after a long injury, although Pant is likely to play above him as the first-choice wicketkeeper
- Rahkeem Cornwall has been included into the test squad following a string of outstanding performances in the domestic circuit. He is likely to make his debut.
- JUST IN: Keemo Paul is suffering from an ankle injury and is replaced by pacer Miguel Cummins
India Playing 11:
Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin/Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
West Indies Playing 11:
Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo/Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder, Miguel Cummins, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
IND vs WI 1st Test 2019 Dream 11 Team Prediction and Suggestions 🧠
🧤 Wicket Keeper: Shane Dowrich has been in decent form with the bat and hence, is a safer option than Pant.
🏏 Batsmen: Pujara has just scored a 100 in the practise game vs West Indies A and along with the ever consistent Virat Kohli, is a must-have in the XI.
Kraigg Brathwaite is a bankable batsman in the longest format. After a no-show in the ODI series, Shai Hope will be looking to make amends in this test series. Mayank Agarwal at the top can be a good option as well.
😎 All Rounders: Roston Chase will be a key player for West Indies with his off-spin bowling. He bats in the lower-middle order and is a good option for the XI. Jason Holder makes a comeback to the test team after an injury and will be keen on making an impact. If Cornwall debuts, he can be a good punt pick for grand leagues.
🧶 Bowlers: Bumrah is one of the most lethal bowlers in the world and is a must-have in the team. Kuldeep Yadav’s impressive show in the practise game can earn him a place in the side above R Ashwin.
Ishant Sharma was another bowler who did well in the practise match and is one of the members of the feared Indian pace troika. Kemar Roach will lead the West Indian bowling attack.
IND vs WI 1st Test 2019 Dream 11 Team Suggestion #1:
Dowrich (wk), K Brathwaite, S Hope, V Kohli, C Pujara, R Cornwall, R Chase, S Gabriel, K Yadav, I Sharma, J Bumrah
Captain: Kohli, VC: Pujara
IND vs WI 1st Test 2019 Dream 11 Team Suggestion #2:
Dowrich (wk), K Brathwaite, V Kohli, M Agarwal, C Pujara, J Holder, R Chase, K Roach, K Yadav, I Sharma, J Bumrah
Captain: Kohli, VC: K Yadav
Disclaimer: The IND VS WI 1st Test 2019 Dream11 team predictions are based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. Feel free to take a look at the suggestions but make the final decisions yourself.