England and West Indies will clash against each other in the 3rd 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.
The series has become more interesting as both the team want to win the final test. The one who wins the last match will take away the Wisden trophy and also win the series.
West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bowl. England started well by not losing the wicket in the first ten overs, but they lost the wicket of Rory Burns in the 13th overs for 15 runs and the very next ball Zak Crawley got out for a duck. Joe Root and Dominic Sibley tried to stabilize the innings, but Root got out after scoring 23 runs. But Dominic Sibley 120 runs and Ben Stokes 176 runs batted beautifully by scoring hundreds and added 260 runs to the 4th wicket partnership. Later Jos Butler 40 runs and Dominic Sibley 31 runs helped England post a total of 469 runs for the loss of 9 wickets, and they declared the innings. Roston Chase bowled pretty well picking up a fifer for 172 runs. Kemar Roach after a long time picked up 2 wickets, Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder picked up 1 wicket each.
West Indies started well, but they lost the wicket of John Campbell for 12 runs in the 10th over. Then Alzarri Joseph was sent as night watchmen who did a decent job of not losing his wicket that day. The 3rd day got washed out due to rain. On the fourth day, Alzarri Joseph played pretty well but got out after scoring 32 runs. Later Shai Hope scored only 25 runs, but Kraigg Braithwaite at the other batted beautifully scoring 75 runs but got out before scoring a hundred. Shamarh Brooks 68 runs and Roston Chase 51 runs tried to hold on to the innings, but their lower middle order and tail-enders failed miserably and got out cheaply. However, they managed to avoid follow on by scoring a total of 287 runs. Stuard Broad and Chris Woakes were the leading wicket-takers picking up 3 wickets each, Sam Curran picked up two wickets. Dominic Bess and Ben Stokes picked up 1 wicket each.
Leading by 182 runs, England changed their batting order by sending Ben Stokes and Jos Butler as the openers. But their tactics failed as Buttler got out for a duck. Later Zak Crawley 11 runs and Joe Root 22 runs couldn’t score much. It was Ben Stokes again who batted brilliantly by scoring 78* runs from just 57 balls and helped England post a target of 312 runs on the final day. Only Kemar Roach was able to pick up 2 wickets, and the rest went wicketless.
With 312 runs to chase, West Indies had a bad start as they lost the wicket of John Campbell for 4 runs and Kraigg Braithwaite for 12 runs in 8 overs. They also lost the wickets of Shai Hope for 7 runs and Roston Chase for 6 runs. West Indies were 37 runs for 4 wickets, and they were in deep trouble. But Shamarh Brooks 62 runs and Jermain Blackwood 55 runs played well and added 100 runs to the 5th wicket partnership. After Blackwood got out, it was the downfall for the West Indies team as they kept on losing wickets. Jason Holder with 35 runs tried to put up a fight, but it was of no use, and they got all out for a total of 198 runs and England won the match by 113 runs. Stuart Broad was once again brilliant with the ball as he picked up 3 wickets again in this innings too, Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess and Ben Stokes picked up 2 wickets each. Sam Curran managed to pick up 1 wicket.
ENG vs WI 3rd Test Match Details
ENG vs WI, 3rd Test Match, West Indies tour of England, 2020.
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.
Date: 24-28th July 2020.
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Average 1st innings score: 335
Average 2nd innings score: 270
Average 3rd innings score: 227
Average 4th innings score: 167
The pitch here is generally considered to be 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 line and lengths and can get wickets.
There is a forecast of rain from the 2nd day onwards, and we can expect the game to be affected due to it.
Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran.
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
- James Anderson is available for the 3rd test, which means Sam Curran might be rested.
- Jofra Archer has got negative in the Corona Virus tests and has been allowed to play the 3rd test. But he says he has received a lot of racial comments in the past few days and he is not sure whether to perform the final test.
- If Archer decides to play the last test, Chris Woakes might be exempted.
- West Indies may include off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall in the playing XI.
Probable Playing XI
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (C), Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Ollie Pope, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer/Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder (C), Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph/Rahkeem Cornwall, Shannon Gabriel.
Top picks for ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction
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Stokes is the top all-rounder in the test format across the globe. In the last match, he scored a total of 254 runs and picked up 3 wickets which include a hundred and a fifty and has scored a total of 343 runs and picked up 9 wickets so far in this series. Stokes was awarded man of the match for his all-round performance in the last game. Ben Stokes is very good choice for Captain in Dream11 Team.
Skipper Root is one of the best batsmen in the test format. He scored 23 runs in the 1st innings and 22 runs in the second innings.
He generally opens the batting for England in the tests and has proved out to be a decent striker of the ball. Burns scored 15 runs in the 1st innings but didn’t get to bat in the 2nd innings of the last match. R Burns scored a total of 87 runs so far in this series.
He is one of the top ten bowlers in test cricket across the world. Anderson is most lethal at home grounds under the overcast conditions. He did not play the last match and has picked up a total of 3 wickets so far in this series.
He is one of the finest bowlers along with Anderson, and this pair has troubled many batsmen in the world. Broad picked up 3 wickets in the 1st innings and picked up 3 wickets in the second innings.
He is one of the best finds for the England team in recent times. Archer was not allowed to play the last match as he breached the Bio-secure protocol. So far he has picked up 3 wickets in this series.
Sibley has been looking in perfect touch in this series. In the last match, he scored 120 runs in the 1st innings but didn’t get to bat in the 2nd innings. He has scored a total of 170 runs so far in this series.
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 1 wicket in the 1st innings but went wicketless in the 2nd innings and has picked up a total of 8 wickets and scored a total of 56 runs so far in this series.
He is an all-rounder who is equally good with both bat and ball. In the last match, Chase picked up 5 wickets and scored 51 runs in the 1st innings and scored 6 runs in the 2nd innings. So far he has scored 141 runs and picked up 7 wickets in this series.
Braithwaite opens the innings for the team and is a good striker of the ball. He scored 75 runs in the 1st innings and scored 12 runs in the 2nd innings and has scored a total of 156 runs so far in this series.
He has got good pace and can trouble with his line and length deliveries. Gabriel went wicketless in the last match but has picked up a total of 9 wickets so far in this series which includes a fifer.
He is a right-handed batsman and batted brilliantly in the last match. Blackwood has scored a total of 162 runs so far in this series.
This right-handed batsmen though doesn’t have good stats but has an excellent batting technique. In the last match, Brooks scored 68 runs in the 1st innings and scored 62 runs in the 2nd innings and has scored a total of 169 runs so far in this series.
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 25 runs in the 1st innings and 7 runs in the 2nd innings and has scored a total of 57 runs so far in this series.
Roach is the most experienced and has the most number of wickets in Test career in the squad. In the last match, he picked up 2 wickets in the 1st innings and 2 wickets in the 2nd innings.
This youngster has looked impressive in the few matches that he has played. Joseph picked up 1 wicket in the 1st innings and went wicketless in the 2nd innings and has picked up a total of 3 wickets and scored a total of 59 runs so far in this series.
ENG vs WI Dream11 Team
Captain and Vice-captain choices
- Ben Stokes
- Jason Holder
- Roston Chase
- Joe Root
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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.