The third 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) (03:30 AM IST (January 20). It can be streamed live on the Fan code App in India.
Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:
The caravan of the three-match T20I series between West Indies and Ireland will reach its business end when both sides will lock horns in the final T20I of the three-match series. After pulling off a six-run win in the first T20I, Ireland came into the second game with a chance to script history but the unrelenting rain in St. Kitts had its final as the game was finally abandoned.
More than Ireland, the washout in the 2nd T20I would have disappointed the hosts a lot more as they had a great chance to level the series after Kieron Pollard’s 4-25 and Sheldon Cottrell’s 2-10 had reduced the Irish to 9-147 in 19 overs. The West Indies were 1-16 in 2.1 overs when the rain arrived to serve as the final nail in the coffin, as the far as the result of the match was concerned.
It is expected to be another overcast day in St Kitts on Sunday. According to the weather report, Warner Park is set to be lashed with rain during the afternoon. While the temperature is set to be between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 82%. There is 20℅ chance of rain.
As we saw in the last game, batting wasn’t as easy as it was in Grenada. The ball was stopping a bit, and with the surface having endured so much rain in the past 24 hours, the moisture might come in play on Sunday.
Average first innings score:– 135 [In the last four games at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1, N/R-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, Sheldon Cottrell, Romario Shepherd
Bench: Rovman Powell, Brandon King, Kesrick Williams
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- Once again the onus will be on the likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Lendl Simmons, Nicolas Pooran and Evin Lewis to spearhead the batting unit. Dwayne Bravo [2-28] and Hayden Walsh [1-25] in the first game and Kieron Pollard [4-25] and Sheldon Cottrell [2-10] have the pick of the bowlers in the series thus far.
Ireland– While the openers- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien give them a whirlwind start in the first game, it was their middle-order in the last game where the likes Andrew Balbirnie and Gareth Delany  chipped-in. Joshua Little and Craig Young picked five wickets between them in the first game. These players can be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Paul Stirling, Evin Lewis, Nicolas Pooran, Kieron Pollard
Vice-Captain – Shimron Hetmyer, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicolas Pooran
Batters – Shimron Hetmyer (C), Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie
All-Rounders- Dwayne Bravo, Gareth Delany (VC)
Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell, George Dockrell, Joshua Little
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicolas Pooran (C)
Batters – Shimron Hetmyer, Kevin O’Brien, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons
All-Rounders- Kieron Pollard, Simi Singh
Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh (VC), Craig Young, Joshua Little
Both sides have got brilliant batting-units. However, with so much of rain around, bowlers like Bravo, Walsh or even Joshua Little can come in handy. Hence, opting for them as captain/vice-captain in your Grand league side would be a prudent 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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