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WEST INDIES VS INDIA: 3rd T20 | TODAY'S CRICKET MATCH PREDICTION AND TOP FANTASY PICKS

It’s the worst-kept secret in cricket that Indian batters haven’t enjoyed playing left-arm pace. The latest to exploit that weakness was O. McCoy, whose 6-17 in the second game of the series at Warner Park snapped a 5-game losing streak against India in T20Is. 

 

Six Indian batters reached double figures, but H. Pandya’s 31 was the highest score. India had brought in A. Khan in place of R. Bishnoi, but with Avesh conceding 31 in his 2.2 overs, that move couldn’t be called a success. India will probably continue with the old firm of R. Ashwin and R. Jadeja, with Bishnoi given another chance to seal his place as leg-spin deputy. Arshdeep has done his chances of making the T20 World Cup squad no harm at all.

 

The West Indies didn’t bat especially fluently either, but B. King’s 68 and a powerful 19-ball 31 from D. Thomas proved the difference. The team has concerns about O. Smith, who went for 43 in his 4 overs in the previous game, and they will definitely want more runs from S. Hetmyer and R. Powell. But having ended a miserable run against India across formats, they will go into this game in much better spirits. 

 

Match Details

  • Match: West Indies vs India 3rd T20
  • Venue: Warner ParkBasseterre, St. Kitts
  • Date & Time: Aug 2, 2022, at 9:30PM IST
  • Live Streaming: FanCode App

WEST INDIES VS INDIA 3rd T20 PROBABLE PLAYING XIs

West Indies

K. Mayers, B. King, N. Pooran (C), S. Hetmyer, D. Smith (WK), R. Powell, J. Holder, D. Drakes, A. Hosein, O. McCoy, A. Joseph

India

R. Sharma (C), S. Yadav, S. Iyer, R. Pant (WK), H. Pandya, D. Hooda, D. Karthik, R. Ashwin, B. Kumar, A. Singh, A. Khan

India vs West Indies T20 Head-to-head Record

 

West Indies Won

India Won

Tied/NR

Overall

7

14

1

In West Indies

3

3

0

Last 10 Matches

2

8

0

Weather Report

The islands of St. Kitts and Nevis are located to the north of Trinidad, where India began the series. When the match starts just before noon, the temperature will be 30°C, rising to a maximum of 32°C later in the day.     

Ind vs WI 3rd T20 Pitch Report

The second match, played on Monday, continued the trend of teams struggling to score over 150 in T20Is at the venue. In 9 games dating back to 2009, only once has a team gone past that score.     

Toss

The West Indies’ win in the 2nd game of the series on Monday made it 7 wins out of 9 for the chasing side at Warner Park in T20Is. 

TOP FANTASY PICKS FOR WI VS IND 3rd T20 Match

Team West Indies

  • B. King was left out of the opening match of this series and marked his return to the side with a career-high 68 from 52 balls. It was his 4th half century in 23 innings and he’s capable of scoring much faster than his career strike rate of 125.63. 
  • N. Pooran would be happy with the team’s strong performance in the second T20. His own form in this series has been average, scoring only 32 runs but a decent strike rate of 123.08. Pooran has scored 1333 runs from 54 T20I innings including 9 half-centuries and will be looking to play a big innings in this match. 
  • O. McCoy destroyed India in the second game with his 6-17, the 4th-best figures in matches involving Test-playing nations. He took wickets in each of his 4 overs, including 3 in his final one.   

Team India

  • R. Pant batting higher up the order seems part of India’s strategy leading into the T20 World Cup in Australia in October. So far, his record of 3 half centuries from 46 innings, and a strike-rate of 125.54, has been disappointing. Pant has not crossed the 30-run mark in his last 9 T20 innings and will be looking for a big one here.
  • H. Pandya now has 49 T20I wickets at a healthy average of 27.49 and an economy rate of 8.35. That ability with the ball goes hand-in-hand with his strike rate of 143.98 in 46 innings. Pandya made a handy contribution of 31 runs and had figures of 1/22 in his 4 overs. 
  • R. Ashwin has done good with the ball in both the games of the T20 series so far. He has taken 3 wickets at an average of 18 and an economy rate of just 6.75. Also, he is a handy lower-order batter and scored 23 runs in the 2 innings played in the series.

WI VS IND 3rd T20 SUGGESTED HOWZAT TEAM

  • Wicketkeepers: N. Pooran, R. Pant
  • Batters:  R. Sharma, B. King, K. Mayers
  • All-rounders: H. Pandya, J. Holder
  • Bowlers: O. McCoy, A. Singh, R. Ashwin, A. Hosein 
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  • Captain: R. Sharma/N. Pooran
  • Vice Captain: O. McCoy/R. Ashwin

IND vs WI 3rd T20 – HOWZAT Fantasy Team

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