England and West Indies will clash against each other in the 2nd Test match of West Indies tour of England, 2020, at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. We will provide ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
We can say that International Cricket is back with a bang after the thrilling 1st match of the series. Both the team fought hard for the victory, but it was West Indies who had the upper hand throughout the game and won the match by five wickets.
England skipper Ben Stokes won the toss and elected to bat, but it turned out to be a wrong decision because the pitch favored the bowlers in the 1st innings. England’s top order failed as they were 87 runs for five wickets, and only Rory Burns had scored 30 runs. But Ben stokes 43 runs, Jos Butler 35 runs, and Dominic Bess 31 runs helped the team post a decent 1st innings score of 204 runs. Jason Holder was brilliant with the ball as picked up six wickets for just 42 runs, which is his best so far in his career, and Shannon Gabriel, too, was brilliant picking up four wickets for 62 runs.
West Indies started well as their openers John Campbell, and Kraigg Braithwaite added 43 runs to the 1st wicket. Kraigg Braithwaite 65 runs at the top, Shamarh Brooks 39 runs, and Roston Chase 47 runs batted well and set up the team’s platform. Later Shane Dowrich played beautifully and scored 61 runs, but they lost quick wickets and went all out for 318 and had a lead of 114 runs. Ben Stokes was brilliant as he picked up four wickets for 49 runs, James Anderson also bowled pretty well picking up three wickets. Dominic Bess picked up one wicket, and Mark Wood picked up 1 wicket.
Trailing by 114 runs, England started well as they added 72 runs for the 1st wicket. After that, Rory Burns got out scoring 42 runs, but Dominic Sibley 50 runs and Joe Denly 29 runs continued the excellent work. But it was Zak Crawley who held the innings together by scoring 76 runs, and Ben Stokes supported him at the other end composed 46 runs. In the end, Jofra Archer’s 23 runs helped England to acquire a lead of 199 runs. Shannon Gabriel was once again brilliant with the ball as he picked up five wickets for 75 runs. Roston Chase and Alzarri Joseph bowled well by picking up 2 wickets each. Jason Holder picked up 1 wicket.
With 200 runs to chase, West Indies had a bad start as they lost the wicket of Kraigg Braithwaite for 4 runs and Shamarh Brooks for a duck. They also lost the wicket of Shai Hope for 9 runs. West Indies were 27 runs for 3 wickets, and it looked like they were in deep trouble. But Roston Chase and Jermain Blackwood played well and added 73 runs to the 4th wicket, but Roston Chase got out after scoring 37 runs. Later Dowrich 20 runs and Jason Holder 14* runs helped the West Indies ensure victory by four wickets. But the main man who held the innings all along was Jermaine Blackwood scoring 95 runs. Jofra Archer bowled well, picking up three wickets. Ben Stokes picked up two wickets, and Mark Wood picked up one wicket.
ENG vs WI, 2nd Test Match, West Indies tour of England, 2020.
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.
Date: 16-20th July 2020.
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Average 1st innings score: 333
Average 2nd innings score: 270
Average 3rd innings score: 229
Average 4th innings score: 166
The pitch here is generally considered helpful for the fast bowlers as it offers pace throughout the match. It won’t be easy for the batsmen, and they have to struggle for scoring runs, whereas bowlers need to maintain good lines and lengths and get wickets.
There is no rain forecast on the match days, and the temperature would be expected to be cloudy.
Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, O Robinson,
Jason Holder (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach.
ENG vs WI Dream11 Team News
- They annoyunced 13 man squad for the 2nd test.
- James Anderson and Mark Wood rested while Joe Denly has been dropped.
- Sam Curran and O Robinson have been added in the squad.
- Stuart Board is most likely to be in the playing XI in place of James Anderson.
- Joe Root is available and ready to lead the side so that Joe Denly might be replaced.
- Sam Curran will takes place of Mark Wood.
- Update: England’s Jofra Archer has been excluded from the second Test against the West Indies.
- They are likely to continue with the same playing XI.
Probable Playing XI
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (C), Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad.
Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder (C), Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel.
Top picks for ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction
Stokes is one of the top all-rounders across the globe. In the last match, he scored 89 runs and picked up 6 wickets in the entire game.
Skipper Root is one of the best batsmen in the test format. He has scored 7599 runs in 169 innings at an average of 48.09 which include 3 double centuries, 17 hundred and 48 half-centuries and a highest score of 254 runs.
He is also one of the finest bowlers and Anderson, and this pair has troubled many batsmen in the world. Broad has picked up 485 wickets at an average of 28.51including17 five-wicket hauls. He did not play in the last match.
Jofra Archer: He is one of the best finds for the England team in recent times. In the last match, Jofra went wicketless in the 1st innings but picked up three wickets in the 2nd and scored 23 runs.
The Bowling all-rounder played 17 test matches and scored 711 runs with an avefrage of 27.43 runs. Sam Curran took 37 wickets.
He generally opens the batting for England in the tests and has proved to be a decent striker of the ball. Burns scored 30 runs in the 1st innings and 42 runs in the 2nd innings in the last match.
His successful career in the shorter formats has helped him to get chances in test cricket. Butler is the current wicket-keeper batsman and scored 35 runs in the 1st innings and nine runs in the 2nd innings in the last match.
This young right-handed batsman has proved his ability to be in the team by batting brilliantly in the last match. Though he scored only ten runs in the 1st innings, he batted well in the 3rd innings by scoring 76 runs and helping the team post a decent target.
He has looked impressive in his short span of career so far. In the last match, he scored 12 runs in both innings, but he has lots of talent, and he will be crucial in the upcoming games.
He is a decent all-rounder, but he is mostly known for his bowling and is the 2nd best bowler in test cricket. Holder picked up 6 wickets in the 1st innings and 1 wicket in the 2nd innings and scored 19 runs in the last match.
He is one of the best batsmen in ODI format, but he hasn’t shown the same impact in test cricket. Hope once again couldn’t prove himself as he scored 16 runs in the 1st innings, and only 9 runs in the 2nd innings.
He impressed everyone with the ball in the previous match. Gabriel bowled brilliantly in the entire game as he picked up four wickets in the 1st innings and 5 wickets in the 2nd innings.
He is an all-rounder who is equally good with both bat and ball. In the last match, Chase scored 47 runs in the 1st innings and 37 runs in the 2nd innings and picking up two wickets.
Braithwaite opens the innings for the team and is a good striker of the ball. He scored 65 runs in the 1st innings and 4 runs in the 2nd innings of the last match.
He is the wicket-keeper batsmen in the team and batted decently by scoring 61 runs in the 1st innings and also scored 20 runs in the 2nd innings.
Roach is the most experienced and leading wicket-taker in the squad, but he went wicketless in the entire match.
This youngster has looked impressive in the few matches that he has played. Joseph went wicketless in the 1st innings, but he managed to pick up two wickets in the 2nd innings and also scored 18 runs in the last match.
He is a right-handed batsman and batted brilliantly in the last match. He scored only 12 runs in the 1st innings, but in the 2nd innings, he scored 95 runs and played a crucial role in the victory of West Indies.
ENG vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction
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- You can pick Sam Curran in place of Chris Woakes.
- Alzaari Joseph can also be a good pick.
Captain and Vice-captain choices
- Ben Stokes
- Jason Holder
- Joe Root
- Roston Chase
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.