The 1st match of the Super50 Cup 2021 will be played between the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands on 7th February, at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
The match is scheduled to start at 9:00 AM local time (6:30 PM IST) and it will be streamed live on Fancode.
Domestic cricket has returned to West Indies after a long gap of 14 long months, in the form of 50-over format. Last year’s runners up the Leeward Islands will be up against the Windward Islands in the opening game of the Super50 Cup 2021 on Sunday. Leewards Islands had a good tournament last year till the finals, where they lost badly against West Indies Emerging Team by 205 runs. They have got Kieron Powell and Sheeno Berridge in their ranks, who were last year’s leading run-scorer and leading wicket-taker respectively.
On the other hand, Windward Islands had a terrible tournament last year as they finished 4th in the Group B standings, winning only 2 matches. Kerron Cottoy and Alick Athanaze had a decent run with both bat & ball. They have signed experienced campaigner Sunil Ambris this year and he will be a man to watch out for the Windward Islands. They look forward to improving their last year’s performance and play better cricket in this year’s Super 50 Cup.
LEI vs WNI Weather Report for Match 1:
It will be sunny throughout the day in Antigua, with a temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be 65 percent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.
The pitch here at the Coolidge Cricket Ground is a bit on the slower side and scoring more than 300 runs is a hard task on this ground. Slow bowlers will be key for both teams, anything between 260-270 is a competitive score on this ground. The surface might slow down in the latter half. Considering this, whoever wins the toss should bat first.
Average first innings score:
229 (Last 5 complete matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tie – 0
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LEI vs WNI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Amir Jangoo, Kieran Powell, Montcin Hodge, T Warde, Nitish Kumar, Keacy Carty, Hayden Walsh, Ashmead Nedd, Jeremiah Louis, Quinton Boatswain, Sheeno Berridge
Colin Archibald, Nino Henry
Emmanuel Stewart, Roland Cato, Kimani Melius, Desron Maloney, Sunil Ambris, Kevin Stoute, Alick Athanaze, Keron Cottoy, Ryan John, Larry Edwards, Kenneth Dember
Ray Jordan, Preston McSween
LEI vs WNI Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Kieran Powell has got plenty of experience playing at the highest level for the West Indies in ODI and Test formats. He was the leading scorer in the last year’s Super 50 Cup, scoring 524 runs in 10 matches at an average of 58.22 and a strike rate of 81.74. He struck two centuries as well.
Sheeno Berridge was the leading wicket-taker last year, picking up 23 wickets in just 9 matches at an economy rate of 4.95 runs per over. He had the best figures of 4 for 36.
Keron Cottoy has performed well in the last year’s tournament with the bat as well as with the ball. He scored 185 runs in 7 innings at an average of 46.25 with a strike rate of 95.36. He also scalped 10 wickets with his cunning leg-breaks, at an economy rate of 5.82 runs per over. He had the best figures of 5 for 37.
Desron Maloney was the second leading run-scorer for the Windward Islands last year, scoring 193 runs in 7 matches. He scored those runs at an average of 27.57 with a strike rate of 77.82.
Alick Athanaze is a must-have for your Dream11 Fantasy team, as he was managed to score 180 runs in 6 innings in the last year’s competition and also picked up 3 wickets at an economy rate of 6.22 runs per over.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Kieran Powell, Sunil Ambris, Alick Athanaze
Vice-Captain Options – Keron Cottoy, Deshorn Maloney, Sheeno Berridge
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for LEI vs WNI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Amir Jangoo
Batters – Desron Maloney, Kieran Powell (c), Montcin Hodge
All-Rounders – Sunil Ambris, Keron Cottoy (vc), Alick Athanaze, T Warde
Bowlers – Larry Edwards, Hayden Walsh, Sheeno Berridge
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for LEI vs WNI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Emmanuel Stewart,
Batters – Roland Cato, Desron Maloney (vc), Kieran Powell
All-Rounders – Sunil Ambris (c), Keron Cottoy, T Warde
Bowlers – Kenneth Dember, Quinton Boatswain, Sheeno Berridge, Hayden Walsh
All-rounders are likely to rule the roost in this format. Hence, Sunil Ambris and Keron Cottoy are good options for both captaincy and vice-captaincy.
Today’s LEI vs WNI Probable Winners:
Leeward Islands are expected to win this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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