Hello and Welcome to our preview for England vs Windies match. We are covering ENG vs WI Dream 11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the ODI match. The match is to be played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
The first match at Barbados was interrupted by a storm and rain. It was Gayle storm and rain of runs. Windies batted first and raised a mammoth total of 360/8 but it proved short as England breezed to a comfortable win. The visitors won by six wickets.
Gayle took time to settle down but then he started exhibiting his power. As many as seven balls were lost as the Universe Boss kept smashing them out of the park. Gayle’s 135 was supported Shai Hope and Darren Bravo. The Windies side struck 22 sixes which is a world record. They failed to back up their performance with the ball.
England’s bowling was not up to the mark except Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes. However, the batting unit made up for it. Jason Roy struck a blazing 123 from 85 balls. Joe Root supported with 102(97). Morgan’s 65 and late order contributions helped England secure the win with 8 balls remaining.
Windies fielding was shoddy in the match; they will want to improve the effort. England will be taking a hard look at their bowling department.
ENG vs WI, 2nd ODI, England tour of West Indies, 2019
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
22nd February, 08:30 PM
Average 1st Innings score: 231
Average 2nd Innings score: 200
This is the same venue as that of the first ODI where 360 was chased down. Second ODI will be played on a fresh pitch.
Matches won batting first: 18
Matches won bowling first: 19
England: W, L, W, W, W
Windies: L, L, W, L, L
Matches Played: 97 (No result – 5)
Windies won: 42
England won: 50
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, David Willey, Joe Denly
Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell
England went ahead with the expected playing XI. No changes are expected immediately after the win.
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow shall open the batting. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan will follow them.
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will provide the firepower. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid shall handle the spin department.
Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett make up the pace attack.
Joe Denly, Alex Hales, David Willey and Tom Curran are reserved.
Kemar Roach has been ruled out of the series as Holder confirmed. They handed a debut to John Campbell and Nicholas Pooran. They played a bowler short which came to bite them back.
Chris Gayle and John Campbell will be the opening partners. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer should appear in the middle order.
Pooran may get dropped to accommodate an extra bowler. Wait for the toss on his confirmation. Bravo and Jason Holder should complete the lower middle order.
Oshane Thomas is expected to be retained. In this match Sheldon Cottrell and Fabian Allen can get a call.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood
Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder (c), Nicholas Pooran/Sheldon Cottrell, Carlos Brathwaite/Sheldon Cottrell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo/Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas
If any player is missing from the Playing XI, then please replace him with other.
Captain and Vc choices: C Gayle, S Hope, J Roy, J Bairstow, J Root, Ben Stokes, J Holder, Chris Woakes.
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