St Lucia, March 06 at 01:30 AM IST
The Windies have looked completely dominating on one of the best sides going around in the current cricketing scenario. They tamed the visiting Englishmen 2-1 in the three-match Test series, then went on to make it even stevens in the 5 ODIs by 2-2 and now its time for the final frontier that is the shortest format of the game the T20Is to roll down curtains to the England tour of Windies.
The two time World T20 winners the Windies are one of the most devastating sides going around in the shortest format. They have got all their boxes ticked when it comes to the T20Is, be it bowlers, all-rounders or batsmen.
With Chris Gayle at the top of the order followed by the likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran following up, this batting line-up can cause carnage on any given day. In the all-round department, the impetus would be on skipper Jason Holder who will look to carry forward his amazing run in this series and make an impact in this format as well.
This should be stated that England haven’t looked at their best in this tour. They were wayward in the Test series and then holding the prestigious number one rank in ODI’s, they were not able to win the series and had to satisfy themselves with a 2-2 draw.
England needs to recoupe here for sure to give themselves some sort of momentum heading into the World Cup.
The probable lineups for Windies vs England 1st T20I at St Lucia
England Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Sam Billings
Batsmen – Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan/Joe Root
All-rounders – Tom Curran, Joe Denly/Sam Curran
Bowlers – Adil Rashid, Mark Wood/Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Chris Jordan
Windies Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Shai Hope
Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo (Doubt: J Campbell)
All-rounders – Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder
Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, A Nurse/D Bishoo
England T20I squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Sam Curran, David Willey.
Windies T20I squad:
Jason Holder(c), Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas.
Note: This ENG vs WI Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis ENG vs WI team news. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction.