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March 5, 2019
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WI vs ENG Halaplay Prediction | 1st T20 Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team

By Kartikey Sharma

WI vs ENG Halaplay Prediction | Windies vs England 1st T20 ODI Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team

As the five-match ODI series was tied 2-2, the T20 matches come around in the battle of supremacy between two giants of cricket in West Indies and England.

Match Details:

Venue – Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia, West Indies

Date & Time – 6th March | 01:30 AM IST

The WI vs ENG Halaplay Match Preview

The two teams have had a lot of success in the shortest limited over format of the game, and with their pedigree, in T20s these three games are going to exceptionally intriguing.

West Indies are the home side and managed to draw out the ODI series by producing an extremely efficient performance with the ball. There is a lot of talent in this roster, and their biggest strength has always been the exuberance all the players possess.

With their main players in top form, the Windies are positioning themselves strongly to be considered as one of the underdogs for the ICC World Cup 2019. They were once the most dominant force in cricket, and this is their attempt at redeeming themselves.

On the other hand, England are the winners of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2010. This is the only World Cup the country has won in cricket, and they have always been a side who has managed to really well in this format of the game.

Having one eye for the grand event start in May, the management has rested its key players to give them some due rest in order to have them be prepared when it is most required from them. Also, this gives a chance to some of the fringe players to show their hand, and prove it to the coaches that they should also be in contention for a regular spot.

WI vs ENG Halaplay Team News

  • The only change that is going to take place in the starting lineup for the Windies will be the exclusion of Andre Russell as he is injured.
  • England have rested key players in Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes, and their replacements are expected to take their place in the starting XI.

The Squads –

West Indies – 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

England – 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

Probable Teams

Windies – Shai Hope, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo (Doubt: J Campbell), Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, A Nurse/D Bishoo

England – Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan/Joe Root Tom Curran, Joe Denly/Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood/Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Chris Jordan

WI vs ENG Halaplay Fantasy Team

Key Players –

Windies – Chris Gayle | Darren Bravo | Oshane Thomas

England – Eoin Morgan | Sam Billings | Adil Rashid

  • Chris Gayle is arguably the most dominant batsman in the history of the sport and is coming off an innings where he scored 77 runs at the strike rate of 285.
  • Darren Bravo is the younger one of the Bravo brothers but is an extremely talented batsman with all his basics right.
  • Eoin Morgan is the skipper of his side and he will be looking to lay down the marker for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.
  • Adil Rashid has made his name in the cricketing world for his bowling ability, and it will be interesting to see how he adapts his game when adversity strikes.

Kartikey Sharma