The second T20I of the three-match T20I series between West Indies and Ireland will be played at the Warner Park in St Kitts.
The match starts at 06:00 PM local (10:00 PM GMT (January 19)) (03:30 AM IST (January 19)). It can be streamed live on the Fan code App in India.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:
So, after a high-scoring nerve jangler where Ireland pulled off a sensational heist against the defending champions, the visitors will be looking to script repeat their performance and possibly take an unassailable 0-2 lead in the three-match series.
Ireland’s surge with the bat was led by the swashbuckling opening pair of Paul Stirling  and Kevin O’Brien . The opening duo racked up a whirlwind 154-run-stand in just 12.3 overs, and even though Dwayne Bravo [2-28] and the other West Indian came back well at the backend, the Irish still managed to post 7-208 in 20 overs.
Chasing 209, West Indies looked on course for a win after Nicolas Pooran  and Sherfane Rutherford  blitz had put them in contention but Joshua Little’s 3-29 ensured that the defending champions fell short by 4 runs.
It is expected to be a bright and sunny day in St Kitts on Saturday. According to the weather report, Warner Park is set to be bathed with bright spells of sunshine throughout the day. While the temperature is set to be between 22 and 26 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 71%. There is no chance of rain.
Another flat pitch awaits us at the Warner Park in Stadium on Saturday. However, the West Indies will be wary of the fact that the last two games they played a T20I at this venue, they have been knocked over for 45 and 71.
Average first innings score:– 132 [In the last three games at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability:
(Will be shared when there’s an update)
Probable Playing XIs
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Dwayne Bravo, Sherfane Rutherford, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell
Bench: Rovman Powell, Brandon King
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson (wk), Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Joshua Little
Bench: Mark Adair, Lorcan Tucker
West Indies- Each of the West Indies batsmen got a start in the last game but none of the likes of Hetmyer, Simmons, Pollard, Lewis kicked on to make a substantial score. Dwayne Bravo [2-28] and Hayden Walsh [1-25] were the pick of the bowlers in the last game.
Ireland– The Irish will once again hope that the likes of Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien give them a whirlwind start. In the middle-overs, Andrew Balbirnie and Gareth Delany will be key. Joshua Little and Craig Young picked five wickets between them in the last game. These players can be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Paul Stirling, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons
Vice-Captain – Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicolas Pooran
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicolas Pooran
Batters – Shimron Hetmyer (C), Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (VC)
All-Rounders- Dwayne Bravo, Gareth Delany
Bowlers – Joshua Little, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicolas Pooran (VC)
Batters – Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Kevin O’ Brien
All-Rounders- Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Simi Singh
Bowlers – Joshua Little, Kesrick Williams, George Dockrell
Both sides have got brilliant top-order batsmen in the form of Paul Stirling, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kevin O’Brien. Hence opting for them as captain/vice-captain will be a great punt.
West Indies is expected to come out as the winners.
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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