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2nd T20 Prediction: India vs West Indies



India will face West Indies at the Warner Park Stadium, Basseterre in St. Kitts and Nevis on Monday in the 2nd T20I of the 5 match series.

They lead the series 1-0 after a dominant display at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad.

The chief architect of India’s win was skipper Rohit Sharma who scored 66 runs from 40 balls and laid the perfect platform.

Rohit blasted seven fours and two sixes.

The finishing touches were provided by veteran finisher Dinesh Karthik with his blistering 41 runs knock in just 19 deliveries.

Eventually, India posted a total of 190 runs in 20 overs.

Experienced all-rounder Jason Holder was the weak link in the bowling attack as he went for 50 runs in 4 overs, bagging just wicket.

T20I debutant Alzarri Joseph also had a forgettable outing conceding 46 runs, though he picked 2 wickets.

Indian bowlers kept the pressure right from the start as they never allowed West Indies to get going.

The spinners had a field day with R Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi picking two wickets apiece and  Ravindra Jadeja bagging one.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar also picked one wicket while Arshdeep Singh bagged two, giving away just 24 runs.

India restricted West Indies to 122 and won the match by 68 runs.

Warner Park Venue details

Capacity: 8000-9000

Established: 2006

Country: St Kitts & Nevis

Boundary length: 65×70 meters on either side

This will be India’s first ever appearance at this venue.

On other hand, the West Indies have played 10 matches and they have won 6 of them.

They have lost 2 matches while two have ended without a result.

10 T20 Internationals have been played at this venue. The team batting first has won only twice and the team batting second has won 6 times.

On 2 occasions, there was no result.

The highest ever total on this venue is 182 for 6 by England


West Indies and India have played 21 T20 internationals so far.

WI have won on six occasions and India have won 14 times.

One game ended up with no result.

In West Indies, they have played each other 5 times.

The hosts have won two times and India on 3 occasions.

Weather Report

The temperatures are predicted to hover around 34°C with 62% humidity.

Wind speeds will be in the range of 19-22 km/hr.

India Likely 11

Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh

West Indies XI

Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy

Some vital stats

Ravindra Jadeja is one wicket away from reaching the milestone of 50 wickets in T20 internationals.

Nicholas Pooran requires five fours to reach 100 fours in T20Is.

Rohit Sharma needs 44 runs to reach the landmark of 16000 runs across all formats.

Hardik Pandya requires two scalps to reach 50 wickets in T20Is.

Shreyas Iyer requires 69 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20 internationals.

Alzarri Joseph needs four wickets to get to 150 wickets across formats.

Who will win?

India have been growing stronger with every passing match.

However, their middle order is a concern.

Pant and Suryakumar Yadav are not really firing and the team is over-reliant on Rohit Sharma.

Despite this, the men in blue are overwhelming favorites to win the match.

The biggest chink in the WI team is the inconsistency of their batting line-up.

Nicholas Pooran needs to lead from the front or India will build up a 2-0 lead in the series.

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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