England and West Indies will clash against each other in the 1st Test match of West Indies tour of England, 2020, at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. We will provide ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
The last International cricket match was played between Australia and New Zealand, and it has nearly been 4 months without any International cricket. All the cricket lovers are finally happy and relieved that cricket will start again, and we can watch our favorite players on the field.
England played its last test series against South Africa and had won the series 3 -1. They put up a brilliant performance and defeated the Proteas at their home grounds. It has been almost 6 months, and they would be keen to get back on to the field in their whites and put up a reliable performance against West Indies. Ben Stokes will be leading the side in the absence of Joe Root as he is on paternity leave.
Rory Burns will be crucial in the top order and Ollie Pope and Joe Denly in the middle. Ben Stokes, who was in great form with both bat and ball in their last series, will be the key player, and Jos Butler down the order will add batting depth to England’s side. But they have got firepower in the bowling line up with some big names like James Anderson, Stuart Board, and Jofra Archer, who are even more effective in overcast conditions. Chris Woakes and Mark Wood are also right who can produce some early wickets.
West Indies played their last test match against Afghanistan, which was played in November last year. It was a one-off test match which they had won pretty comfortably. Last time they played against England in West Indies, they dominated and won the series 2-1. But this time, the things may not turn out to be the same as there will be a lot of difference in both the conditions and pitches. Jason Holder will be leading the side.
Shai Hope, John Campbell, and Roston Chase will play a crucial part in the bowling line up along with skipper Jason Holder, a brilliant all-rounder, and he can provide stability for both batting and bowling. They have also got some good firepower in their bowling line up such as Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, and Shannon Gabriel, and they have Roston Chase, who can bowl spin in the middle overs.
Both sides look equally balanced, and it appears to be a good contest between them, and finally, fans would be to watch live cricket again on TV.
ENG vs WI, 1st Test Match, West Indies tour of England, 2020.
The Rose Bowl, Southampton.
Date: 8-12th July 2020.
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Average 1st innings score: 333
Average 2nd innings score: 326
Average 3rd innings score: 270
Average 4th innings score: 181
The pitch here is generally considered helpful for the fast bowlers in the first innings and will trouble the batsmen a lot. But as the match progresses, the ball tends to ease out and becomes spin-friendly on the 3rd day onwards. Who wins the team would like to field first, and score runs later on the 2nd day.
There is no rain forecast on the match days, and the temperature would be around 12 to 18 degrees Celsius.
Ben Stokes (C), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
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 are most likely to go with the three fast bowlers Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, and the spinner Dominic Bess.
- Ollie Pope might get a chance to play in place of Joe Root in his absence.
- Shamarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood might get a chance to play in the team.
- Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, and Shannon Gabriel are most likely to be the team’s pacers.
Probable Playing XI
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Denly, Ben Stokes (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Dominic Bess, James Anderson.
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
Skipper Stokes is one of the top all-rounders across the globe. In the last test series against South Africa and the Ashes, he was a crucial England player. Stokes has a batting average of 36.54 with 258 as his highest score and has picked up 147 wickets so far in his Test career.
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 has picked up 584 wickets at an average of 26.83, and his career includes 28 five-wicket hauls.
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 28.51 including 17 five-wicket hauls.
He generally opens the batting for England in the tests and has proved to be a decent striker of the ball. Burns has scored 979 runs in 15 Tests at an average of 33.76 and 133 as his highest score.
His successful career in the shorter formats has helped him to get chances in test cricket. Butler is the current wicket-keeper batsman and has scored 2127 runs in 73 innings at an average of 31.75, with 106 being his highest score.
He is one of the best finds for the England team in recent times. Jofra has picked up 30 wickets in 13 innings at an average of 27.4 and already has picked up 3 five-wicket hauls.
The young player impressed everyone with his short span of a career as he has scored one hundred and three fifties in the 11 innings. O Pope scored 430 runs with an average of 47.78.
He is a decent all-rounder and equally good with both bat and ball. Woakes has picked up 95 wickets in 62 innings, including 3 five-wicket hauls, and has scored 1177 runs at an average of 26.75 with 1 hundred and four fifties. If playes, Chris Woakes is very good to pick in Dream11 Team.
He is a decent all-rounder, but he is mostly known for his bowling and is one of the top 10 bowlers in test cricket. Holder has picked up 106 wickets in 69 innings at an average of 26.38, including 6 five-wicket hauls. He also scored 1898 runs, including 1 double hundred, 3 hundred, and 8 fifties.
He is an all-rounder who is equally good with both bat and ball. Chase has scored 1695 runs in 58 innings at an average of 31.39, including five hundred and seven fifties and picked up 59 wickets, including 2 five-wicket hauls.
Braithwaite is the leading run-scorer in the West Indies squad. He has scored 3496 runs in 112 innings at an average of 33.3, including a double hundred, 8 hundred and 17 fifties.
He is one of the best batsmen in ODI format, but he hasn’t shown the same impact in test cricket. Hope has scored 1498 runs in 58 innings at an average of 27.24, including 2 hundred and 5 fifties. He will be crucial in Windies batting line up if they want to win the series.
Roach is the most experienced and leading wicket-taker in the squad. He has picked up 193 wickets in 100 innings at an average of 27.14, including 9 five-wicket hauls.
He will be crucial in the bowling line up along-side Kemar Roach. Gabriel also has enough experience as he has bowled in 78 innings and picked up 133 wickets at an average of 30.64, including 5 five-wicket hauls.
The youngster looked impressive in a few matches that he has played. Alzarri Joseph picked up 25 wickets in 17 innings, an average of 32.84 so far.
ENG vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction
The final Dream11 team will be updated on our Telegram ⇒ JOIN NOW.
- Kemar Roach is also good to pick.
Captain and Vice-captain choices
- Ben Stokes
- Jason Holder
- James Anderson
- Roston Chase
- Shai Hope
We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.
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.