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ENG vs WI Dream 11 Team Prediction for 1st ODI: Preview | Chris Gayle returns for WI

ENG vs WI Dream 11 Team Prediction for 1st ODI: Preview | Chris Gayle returns for WI

Hello and Welcome to our preview for the England vs Windies ODI match. We are covering ENG vs WI Dream 11 team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the first ODI match. The match is to be played at the Kensington Oval, Barbados.

Windies defeating England in the Test series was a shocker but if they can replicate it in the ODI series, it will be a mega-shocker. Let’s put it this way – England is the overwhelming favourite to win the World Cup and Windies qualified for the World Cup thanks to a bad umpiring decision. Yet after the performance in the Tests, Windies has a reason to be confident.

England will be testing the options before it announces its World Cup squad. Pace bowlers will be rotated to check the bench strength while the batting looks set. They are currently the number one team in the world and will want to seal the series 5-0.  Joe Root has a full-strength squad at his disposal.

Windies look determined in Test cricket and natural in T20I cricket but they are struggling in the ODIs. Against India, they were competitive in the first three ODIs. Next two matches were surrendered. The return of Chris Gayle will boost their confidence. Still, Windies will have to be at their best to defeat this English team.

When and Where:

ENG vs WI, First ODI, England tour of Windies, 2019
Kensington Oval, Barbados
20th February 2019, 8:30 PM IST

Venue details:

Average 1st innings score: 228
Average 2nd innings score: 195


Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), John Campbell, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Carlos Brathwaite, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas

Team News:


The probable XI is how England’s strongest team looks like. They may use the reserves for trials.

Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow should be opening the inning for England. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan will follow them.

Ben Stokes will be the pace all-rounder in the middle order. Jos Buttler shall don the gloves and will bat at number six.

Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid shall be the spin pair with Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes forming a the pace attack.

This leaves Tom Curran, Joe Denly and Alex Hales in the reserves.


Windies are missing Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul and Rovman Powell. John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell and Carlos Brathwaite replace them.

Chris Gayle will be opening the inning without a doubt. His partner is most likely to be Nicholas Pooran. There are some chance that J Campbell can also play.

Shai Hope will bat at no. 3rd position. Daren Bravo should be batting at number four. Shimron Hetmyer is likely to appear after him.

Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite will be the pace all-rounders.

Ashley Nurse may remain the sole spinner, Kemar Roach and Oshane Thomas or Sheldon Cottrell forming the pace battery.

Campbell may get a shot at the opening slot after impressive Test series. That shall keep Pooran out of the team.

Probable Playing XI:

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett

Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran/John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen/Devendra Bishoo, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas/Sheldon Cottrell.

ENG vs WI Dream 11 Team Prediction:

from 21st Feb 2019, 3PM onwards, Dream11 have moved the deadline for ALL sports to the start of the match. So you can create/edit your team and join contests/leagues till the official match start time.

ENG vs WI Dream11 Team
  • Moeen Ali can be good option in place of Chris Woakes.

Captain and Vc choices: C Gayle, J Root, J Bairstow, S Hetmyer, S Hope, J Holder, Ben Stokes, J Roy, C Woakes.

Key Players:

Jason Roy
Jonny Bairstow
Ben Stokes
Jos Buttler
Chris Woakes
Adil Rashid
Liam Plunkett

Chris Gayle
Shai Hope
Darren Bravo
Shimron Hetmyer
Jason Holder
Kemar Roach
Oshane Thomas

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