The Indian cricket team is currently touring West Indies and the USA. The tour consists of two Tests, three One Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals. The first two Twenty20 Internationals were played in Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida. This is the first series being played by both sides after the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup. On the other hand, West Indies failed to make it to the top four. In Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya, India had two major players missing for this tour. India managed to win both the Twenty20 and ODI series and has taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. The Test series also marked the beginning of the World Test Championship 2019-2021 campaign for both sides with even the live cricket score affecting the points table. With one win to their name, the Indian side has now 60 points in the World Test Championship.
Following this tour, India will begin its home season against South Africa from September 15 2019. The tour will have three Tests and three Twenty20 International matches. The Test series will form part of the inaugural 2019-2021 ICC World Test Championship. It will also mark the beginning of the Proteas’ Test Championship campaign. South Africa will also play three One Day Internationals when they will return to India again in March 2020. The India vs South Africa schedule will start with a Twenty20 match on 15 September 2019 at Dharamshala. The final T20I will be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on 22 September 2019. After that, the test series will begin from 2 October 2019 with the first test being played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. The series will conclude with the third test at JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi from 19 October 2019.
With such a high intensity with world-class players, making a perfect Dream 11 prediction will be an interesting challenge. There will be two sets of players, one with high values but experienced and another set of players who are youngsters and cost less but can prove to be highly effective and thus provide more value in less in Dream 11 contests. In batting, players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Faf du Plessis would be the natural choice for most. Similarly, in bowling, Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada are two of the natural choices. Wicketkeeper and all-rounders can prove even more beneficial as they contribute to the field in multiple ways. A good all-round performance from someone of the likes of Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja or Vernon Philander can provide a handsome amount of points.
The Twenty20 series will also act as a platform for the teams to focus on building their squad for the 2020 ICC Twenty20 World Cup in Australia from 18 October to 15 November 2020. Both the nations will look to zero in a set of players that can play good cricket consistently to help their World Cup campaign.