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ENG vs WI Dream11 Match Prediction Cricket Today Dream 11 prediction 16 July

ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction: The reincarnation of cricket on the International calendar brought joy to the faces of the ardent and passionate fans of the game as they were served with the best recipe since a nearly 4-month halt. However, things ballistically adhere to West Indies cricket as they registered an emphatic victory in the opening Test played at the Ageas Bowl.

Doing so, they became the only team to register twin wins chasing 200 or more in a Test on England soil in the last decade or so. Jason Holder’s men had their task cut out and they blemished in the desperate return on International cricket.

With all being said, it is now time for the second Test which is all set to get underway from 16 July in Manchester. Not only the second but the third and final game of the series will be played at this very venue.

Talking about the mindset for both sides, the visitors should not let the recent success take over their heads. Yes, they are 1-0 up but a lot of cricket is still left in the series to be played. The only thing they should ask from this juncture is a series win to torrid the hosts in the worst possible manner.

Talking about the home team, the Three Lions are in a need to regroup and address the issues they faced in the last Test. Skipper Joe Root is expected to be back ahead of this game which is surely a sigh of relief, on the bowling front, the fringe would not be the key anymore and they need to ascertain a top-class bowling attack in a quest to stay alive in the series. It would be interesting to see what path England opt for to level and save the series in Manchester. Meanwhile, for the West Indies, a Test series win in England since 1988 looks a touch closer.

The clash will take place at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester at 03:00 PM IST on 16th July 2020.

Head to Head (Last 5 Tests)

England won: 02
West Indies won: 03
Draws: 00

Pitch and conditions

For some time now, Old Trafford track somehow assists the spinners which could be evident in the upcoming game. The likes of Roston Chase and Dominic Bess are expected to get some purchase from the wicket. At the same time, the dryness of the wicket might engulf the batsmen as well.

With cloud covers expected in the first two days, the batsmen should prepare themselves to see off the Red cherry. The battle between bat and ball could be an even one here.

Last result at this venue:

September 04-08: Australia (497/8d & 186/6d) defeated England (301 & 197) by 185 runs.

ENG vs WI Today Match Prediction Team News

Here, we will be coming up with all match related team news that can help you while creating Dream11 fantasy cricket teams for ENG vs WI.

ENG Team News


  • No unavailabilities or injury concerns

Possible combination:

  • Skipper Joe Root returns to the side after he missed the first Test owing to the birth of his second child.
  • With Root’s return, Joe Denly is the confirmed member to be axed from the eleven.
  • There won’t be any changes in the opening slot. However, Zak Crawley will crawl up in the batting order and bat at no 3, whereas, Root will relish his opportunity to bat at 4.
  • A lot many eyebrows were raised when senior Stuart Broad was left out in a home test after nearly a decade. He looks likely to join forces by replacing Jofra Archer who has been dropped due to breaching biosecure protocol ahead of the start of the second Test.
  • James Anderson and Mark Wood have been rested for this game. Ollie Robinson and Sam Curran have been named as replacement in the 13-man squad.
  • Chris Woakes in all possibility will replace Anderson, whereas, in all likelihood, Sam Curran will don the third seamer role.

WI Team News


  • No injury concerns in the camp.

Possible combination:

  • Opener John Campbell’s injury in the second innings of the last Test saw him hopping out of the field. However, he had to return in the latter part of the run-chase and carried his bat throughout along with his skipper Jason Holder.
  • The team management has assured his fitness which means he will be retaining his spot in the eleven and will be opening the batting with Kraigg Brathwaite.
  • Despite an ordinary outing in the last game, Kemar Roach looks likely to retain his spot in the eleven and therefore, changes in the rest of the squad seem unlikely.

ENG vs WI Dream 11 Prediction Lineups

Here is the predicted lineup for ENG vs WI Dream11 today match prediction. The lineups given here might defer from the ones which are released after the toss.

ENG Playing 11 (probable)
Rory Burns
Dominic Sibley
Zak Crawley
Joe Root
Ben Stokes
Jos Butler
Ollie Pope
Dominic Bess
Chris Woakes
Stuart Broad
Sam Curran

WI Playing 11 (probable)
John Campbell
Kraigg Brathwaite
Shai Hope
Shamarh Brooks
Roston Chase
Jermaine Blackwood
Shane Dowrich
Jason Holder
Kemar Roach
Shannon Gabriel
Alzarri Joseph

ENG vs WI Dream11 Match Prediction

In this section, apart from giving the fantasy team, we will be talking about what one should keep in mind while creating small or grand league teams. To get a clear picture, we will be going with some numbers which would be more than evident while creating fantasy teams.

WK: Shai Hope
BAT: K Brathwaite, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, J Root
ALL: J Holder, R Chase, Ben Stokes
BWL: S Gabriel, S Broad, A Joseph

Out of the box pick: If Stuart Broad returns to the fore, he should definitely be considered as a captain or vice-captain choice in both small and grand leagues.

Captain, Vice-captain for Small Leagues

  • Joe Root: England’s skipper return to the side will definitely hamper their chances in the batting department. From the last 5 Tests, Root has scored 543 runs in his last 5 Tests which include 3 fifties and a double-ton.
  • Jason Holder: The visiting skipper and number one Test all-rounder has been a riveting and inspirational figure in the Caribbean camp. He returned with 7 wickets in the last Test and has scored more than 400 runs in the last 5 tests with the bat.
  • Shannon Gabriel: In recent times, Gabriel has been the lynchpin of West Indies’s lethal pace attack. The heavy-built pacer has 13 scalps to is name from the last three Tests.

Captain, Vice-captain for Grand League

  • Rory Burns: England’s opener has been a pivotal figure at the top. In his last 10 Test innings, Burns has scored 406 runs which included two fifties and a hundred.
  • Roston Chase: A workhorse for sure in West Indies Test line-up. The ever so improving all-rounder could be a valiant option for captain/vice-captain in grand league teams owing to his exceptional skills with both bat and ball.
  • Ben Stokes: The hosts will bank heavily on Stokes who is definitely an all-dimensional player. Talking about his numbers from the last 5 Tests, with the ball, he has shown temperament by scalping 16 wickets, whereas, with the bat in hand the star all-rounder has peached with 407 runs which include a magnificent 120 against South Africa at Port Elizabeth.

ENG vs WI Who will win today match

Here, we will predict a winner based on the betting odds provided by different portals.

West Indies winning the match:
Bet365- 4/1
SkyBet: 7/2
BetFair: 7/2

England winning the match:
Bet365- 2/5
SkyBet: 2/5
BetFair: 4/11

Possibility of a draw:
Bet365- 13/2
SkyBet: 6/1
BetFair: 13/2

The odds mentioned by the different betting portals suggest West Indies as the clear favorites, whereas, England is touted as the second-best to win this contest. The possibility of a draw remains the least possibility.

Akshay Singh

An ardent sports enthusiast who likes to write in such a manner so that the readers could relate themselves and feel the passion of the game.