ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction: Match Number 2 of the ICC T20 World Cup will take place between the finalists of the 2016 edition, England and West Indies. Dubai International Stadium will be the venue for the much-anticipated affair. Both sides have ample firepower in their respective squads and are touted to make way into the semi-finals. The West Indies have lifted the title twice, and are the current holders of it. Whereas, England came out on top in 2010, as they beat arch-rivals Australia in the finals.
The English outfit lost their first warm-up game to India but bounced back by beating New Zealand. As for the West Indies, in spite of the expectations that they had, Kieron Pollard’s men were comprehensively beaten by Pakistan as well as Afghanistan. The Windies will have to tighten their screws if they are to get the better of a quality England unit.
Fixture Name: ICC T20 World Cup Match 2, England vs West Indies
Competition: ICC T20 World Cup
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
West Indies: LL
Ground Details: Dubai International Stadium
Pitch Report: The wicket at Dubai generated a lot of runs during the recent edition of the Indian Premier League. Variation from faster bowlers and orthodox spinners can get into action, nonetheless. Having said, that a first innings score of 170 or above is ideal. The team winning the toss would prefer to chase.
Toss Update: England have won the toss and will bowl first
WK: J Buttler
BAT: E Lewis, J Roy, D Malan
AR: A Russell, M Ali, L Livingstone, R Chase
BOW: C Jordan, O McCoy, H Walsh
Both sides have power hitters when it comes to the batting department, and it could even be said that it’s evenly matched to an extent. However, it’s England’s bowling lineup that seems to be more of a prominent unit in contrast to Windies’ inexperienced bowlers. It could all come down to that, which is why England will be heading in as the favorites to win.
The likes of Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow can be the front runners with their ability to score quick runs. Meanwhile, Chris Jordan and Mark Woo can play pivotal roles with the ball in hand.
Jos Buttler comes into his element in the T20 format. The wicket-keeper batsman is fresh of a fifty versus New Zealand and will be taking the confidence ahead. Buttler has scored 1871 runs from 82 T20Is for England, with an average of 31.7, a strike rate of 140. Jos Buttler has also scored 14 fifties in the process.
Moeen Ali became the first-ever Englishman to win the IPL and was also one of the standouts for Chennai Super Kings throughout the campaign. The specialist all-rounder also scored a quickfire 43* from 20 balls versus India in the warm-up fixture, and can once again contribute significantly against the West Indies.
Jos Buttler(w), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran, and Andre Russell, all have the experience and capability of going big in minimal time. Hayden Walsh Jr. has been one of the standout performers with the ball courtesy of his wrist spin.
Evin Lewis can play a pivotal role up the order for the West Indies. The specialist opener also scored quite a few runs for Rajasthan Royals in the second half of the IPL. For the West Indies, Evin Lewis has scored 1318 runs from 45 T20I, while having a strike rate of 158. He’s also struck nine fifties, and two hundreds in the process.
Andre Russel can pack a punch with his all-around abilities for West Indies. Russell has scored 716 runs from 62 T20Is, while, having a strike rate of 157. He’s also managed to pick up 36 wickets with the ball in hand.
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul
The ICC T20 World Cup Live Score and Streaming will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network. It can also be live-streamed on Hotstar.
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