Grenada, February 25, Friday at 07:00 PM IST
So, the series is tied 1-1, with three more games to go. A terrific turnaround from the hosts saw them clinch 26 runs win in the second ODI and level the series by 1-1. Both the sides will now feature at National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada on Monday evening for the third ODI to take the lead.
Having put into bat first, Windies started well with Chris Gayle’s 63-ball fifty and were lifted to a challenging total of 289-6 with Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten ton. Coming to chase, England had a shaky start and both the openers were sent back to pavilion under 10 runs on board by Sheldon Cottrell. At one time the visitors were reduced to 60-3 and Windies were looking way ahead in the contest but Eoin Morgan (70 of 83) and Ben Stokes (79 of 85) resurrected the innings. However, Cottrell got rid of Morgan in the 31st over to apply brakes to England’s run chase the visitors were once again in trouble. The growing pressure then took a toll on England’s lower order and they were bundled out for 263-10 in 47.4 overs. Sheldon Cottrell was the pick of bowlers for Windies after bagging his maiden fifer (5-46).
As the sides head to St George’s, Grenada for the third ODI, both the sides would be looking to take the lead further in series. As far as changes are concerned, the hosts might remain unchanged. England, on the opposite, would be tempted to bring in Chris Woakes back in the squad after giving him rest in the second ODI. Expect Tom Curran to make way for Woakes.
It was unnecessary to push Woakes’ knee to the limit with back-to-back games
Recent Form (recent first)
Windies – W, L, L, W, L
England – L, W, L, W, W
Early showers are forecasted at the start of the game and the overcast conditions are expected to favour pace bowlers. The average first batting score at St George’s, Grenada is 237 and with the forecasted conditions, a 260-270 runs target can be tricky at this venue.
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Moeen Ali, Mark Wood
Chris Gayle, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, John Campbell, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Sheldon Cottrell, Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas
This ENG vs WI Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
Team 1 & 2: Top-order
Both the sides boast a swashbuckling top order. While the hosts will bank on Chris Gayle and Shai Hope for a terrific start, the visitors have Jason Roy and J Bairstow in their ranks.
Captain & vice-captain: Chris Gayle, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow
Team 3, 4 & 5: Overcast conditions will assist pace bowlers
The overcast or cloudy conditions at St George are expected to assist fast bowlers and both the side have lethal pace attack in their ranks
THIS ENG VS WI DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.