WI vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: England’s tour of the West Indies (WI vs ENG) will kickstart with the first T20I on 22nd January. It will be played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados and we can expect a high-scoring encounter. It is the first game of 5 matches T20I series and both the teams would want to start on a winning note.
West Indies last played T20Is in the winless tour of Pakistan which followed a disappointing T20 World Cup for them. They have lost all of their last 5 matches and would want to grab some confidence back. The big names of West Indies cricket have made way for the youngsters but the lack of experience can be a key here. However, the brand of West Indies cricket has always been to enjoy and play free cricket, which is how T20 matches are won.
Probable playing XI: Brandon King, Shai Hope (WK), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh
This is England’s first assignment after a disastrous Ashes tour. However, no member of this squad apart from Sam Billings was part of the Test squad in Australia. The Brits showed their dominance in the practice match and would expect to follow the same intensity. England’s game plan is to score runs at a brisk pace from ball one and the batting-friendly conditions should help them with this.
Probable Playing XI: Jason Roy, Tom Banton, Sam Billings (WK), James Vince, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan (C), Tymal Mills, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, David Payne
Match: West Indies vs England, 1st T20I
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date: 23tlrd January, 01:30 AM IST
Telecast: Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv App
The pitch at Barbados usually supports both pacers and spinners. However, the recent trend in West Indies has been of slow surfaces and batting first is preferred. The average score here is 139 with 80% of games won by the team batting first.
WI vs ENG Injury Updates
No injury updates from any of the two sides.
WI vs ENG Dream11 Key players
Kieron Pollard: West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard is also their most reliable all-rounder. He will be finishing the innings for them and will also bowl a few overs. He has 1468 runs in this format and 38 wickets. Pollard’s experience will be the factor West Indies would like to bank on.
Nicholas Pooran: Nicholas Pooran is one of the most destructive batters from the West Indies. He has been jn the team for a while now and even captained them in Pollard’s absence. His last six T20I scores are 64, 26, 18, 4, 46 & 40 and his consistency should help in earning Fantasy points.
Odean Smith: Smith is a medium pace bowler who can vary his pace for good effect. If the pitch is on the slower side, Odean Smith can use it for good effect. He picked up 5 wickets in the recently concluded series against Pakistan.
Jason Roy: Jason Roy is coming after a phenomenal hundred in the practice game. His ability to strike to ball hard from the first ball marks him as the hottest property in England’s line-up. He is a definite starter for the captain’s spot in a small league.
Moeen Ali: Moeen Ali will be a genuine all-rounder for England on this tour. He will bat in middle overs and if the pitch assists spinners, he may bowl his quota of 4 overs as well. With 529 runs and 28 wickets in T20Is, Moeen Ali is reliable for this game.
Tymal Mills: Mills is England’s strike bowler and slog-over specialist. He is a wicket-taker and should earn high Fantasy Points. Being a left-arm also helped him to deceive batters. So far he has taken 10 wickets in 9 T20I matches.
WI vs ENG Dream11 Small League Captain & Vice-Captain
- Jason Roy
- Moeen Ali
- Nicholas Pooran
WI vs ENG Dream11 Grand League Captain & Vice-Captain
- Tymal Mills
- Kieron Pollard
- Adil Rashid
WI vs ENG Dream11 Match Prediction
England is looking for more comfortable and settled with their balance. Though West Indies are playing at home they are going through a transition at the moment. We have picked Jason Roy as captain of the Fantasy team considering his form and more players from England as we predict them to win.
WI vs ENG Grand League Tips
Pick more players from England and pick players who are going to bat up the order.
Pick bowlers from West Indies who can do pace variation as the pitch might be slower.
Pick hard-hitting batter as captain as
WI vs ENG Dream11 Team
Wicket-keeper: Nicholas Pooran, Sam Billings, Shai Hope
Batters: Kieron Pollard, James Vince, Jason Roy
All-rounders: Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, T Mills, Odean SmithTips4FantasySports-Telegram
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