Who will win West Indies Women vs India Women (2nd WT20I)?
After starting the series with a dominant win, India Women face hosts West Indies Women at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, in the second game of their five-match WT20i series. The series continues on November 10, with the live action getting underway at 13:30 local time.
Teenaged opener Shafali Verma and fit-again Smriti Mandhana were the stars of India’s dominant opening victory, sharing an opening partnership of 143 – a new national WT20i record – in a total of 185/4.
West Indies were hampered by Stafanie Taylor withdrawing ahead of the toss through injury, and they sorely missed their in-form star all-rounder as they posted just 101/9 in reply.
West Indies Women vs India Women (2nd WT20I): Where to watch/Live streaming
Live streaming: Cricket West Indies YouTube
India have only won one toss in four matches so far on this tour so they are due this one, though they might be happy to bat first again after their success in the opening game.
Once again, rain is forecast in the morning but the chance of it disrupting the match falls significantly in the afternoon. Temperatures will be up to 30 degrees Celsius and the wind should blow much of the rain away, with the chance of rain given at 20 per cent by 1pm.
Gros Islet provides a good batting wicket as India proved in the first innings of the first match of this series.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for West Indies Women vs India Women (2nd WT20I).
West Indies Team News & Playing 11
WIW Team News
Aaliya Alleyne made her WT20i debut last time out but the absence of injured captain and star all-rounder Stafanie Taylor due to injury will be of bigger concern for the West Indies. While details of her injury have not been revealed, the short turnaround between the opening two games could mean she misses out again.
WIW Key Players
Hayley Matthews: Wicketless in the first match and out for 13 at the top of the order, she needs to step up in Taylor’s absence as the only player in this squad realistically close to the captain’s capabilities with bat and ball.
Afy Fletcher: Another to go wicketless last time out, but she did was tidy throughout the series with Australia that preceded this one and picked up useful wickets too.
Anisa Mohammed: The stand-in captain was the bowling star of West Indies’ only win in the ODI series and she started this WT20i series with figures of 2-35 to help them peg India back at the end of the innings.
WIW Team Form
Defeat in the opening game of this series, in which they got nowhere near India’s total of 185/4 – limping to just 101/9 from their 20 overs in reply – was West Indies’ fifth WT20i defeat in a row. They also suffered defeats to England and Australia.
India have no such injury concerns now Smriti Mandhana is back from injury and back in top form. They could be unchanged, having generally been consistent with the line-up selected for the first game of this series.
INDW Key Players
Smriti Mandhana: Scored 67 from 46 balls at the top of the order to claim her tenth WT20i half-century, and her second half-century in back-to-back games (one WODI, one WT20i) since her return from injury.
Shafali Verma: The teenage opener is hard to ignore after her brutal 73 from 49 balls at the top of the order, including six fours and four sixes. Her first WT20i half-century takes her to 137 runs in her first five innings for India.
Deepti Sharma: In excellent bowling form in both white-ball formats, starting this series with 1-15 – including a wicket-maiden – to add to the six wickets she claimed against South Africa.
INDW Team Form
Though they won the series against South Africa that preceded this one, India actually lost their final game so they needed to get back to winning ways last time out. Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana led the way with their excellent partnership at the top of the order. The total of 185/4 proved far too much for West Indies, as Poonam Yadav (2-24), Radha Yadav (2-10) and Shikha Pandey (2-22) helped restrict the hosts to just 101/9 in reply.
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
WI : L L L L L
INDW : W L W W W
WI vs INDW Head to Head
India ended their losing streak against West Indies, which included four defeats in four games in 2016, when they had last met, by opening this series with their dominant win. The winning margin of 84 runs highlighted the vast differences between India’s in-form batting line-up and the West Indies’ struggles without captain Stafanie Taylor.
WIW vs INDW Head to Head Stats
West Indies vs India Women Betting Odds
After their dominant opening win, India are now 1.20 with Bet365 to win the second game and West Indies are as high as 4.50.
Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma set the tone with the bat, and Mandhana is 3.40 favourite to be India’s top batsman with Bet365. Verma is 4.50, as is Harmanpreet Kaur. For West Indies, if Taylor misses out again then the onus is on Hayley Matthews, who is 4.33 with Bet365.
The same applies with the ball, where Matthews can be backed at 4.50, as can Afy Fletcher, while Anisa Mohammed is 4.00. Poonam Yadav and Radha Yadav are both 3.50 with Bet365 to be India’s top bowler, while Deepti Sharma is 5.00.
West Indies vs India Women Prediction
India Women were totally dominant in the first game of this series and can carry that form on in the second match.
Back India Women to beat West Indies Women at 1.20 with Bet365.
Shemaine Campbelle top-scored for West Indies in the opening game, showing her value compared to Taniya Bhatia when it comes to Dream 11 selection. Bhatia bats down the order for India and was not called upon.
Shafali Verma also costs just eight credits and proved her value when she top-scored in the opening game. With Verma and Campbelle saving credits, you can easily afford Smriti Mandhana, who joined Verma to post India’s new WT20i record partnership and costs 11 credits. Mandhana’s form demands selection regardless of cost. Jemimah Rodrigues was not called upon with the bat last time out, but she remains a key part of the batting line-up too.
With Stafanie Taylor injured in the first game, and with such a tight turnaround between the first two matches, the West Indian captain could miss out again. That will help save credits, as Hayley Matthews and Harmanpreet Kaur – ten credits apiece – and Deepti Sharma at nine credits are all hard to ignore.
It means you get close to a free choice with the bowlers too, allowing for two of Anisa Mohammed, Poonam Yadav and Shikha Pandey to be selected at least. Poonam Yadav is in excellent form, while Mohammed took two wickets too in the first game. Radha Yadav is hard to ignore given her excellent form too, which means you need one more West Indian and have 8.5 credits to play with – enough for either Afy Fletcher or Shakera Selman. The latter took two wickets last time out.
The all-rounders are always tempting but Smriti Mandhana’s batting form brings her into contention too. She could be a good vice-captain, but Harmanpreet Kaur’s all-round talent means she remains a good Dream 11 captain choice, as does in-form Deepti Sharma. Other options include in-form wicket-taking bowlers Poonam and Radha Yadav.