WI vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I Match of England tour of West Indies, 2023 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for West Indies vs England Dream11 Team

Updated on: Dec 12, 2023 7:52 pm IST

West Indies vs England Dream11 Prediction for 1st T20I

West Indies will take on England in the first T20I of the five-match series.

Let’s take a look at our fantasy preview for this game.

West Indies vs England, 1st T20I of England tour of West Indies 2023
13th December, 03:30 AM IST
Kensington Oval, Barbados, West Indies

WI vs ENG Preview

After a thrilling ODI series, the West Indies and England will square off in the T20I format, with an eye on the T20 World Cup later this year. West Indies will enter the series as clear favorites, with Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran in fine form recently. On the other hand, England has included the likes of Moeen Ali, Reece Topley, and Chris Woakes in the T20 series. A cracking game is expected, with both sides having clean hitters in their squad.

Form Guide


Kensington Oval Pitch Report

The pitch at Kensington Oval is well-balanced, with a score of 137 on average. Spin is expected to become a crucial aspect as the game progresses. While chasing is the preferred option, it is expected that the pitch will not change much.

WI Playing 11

1. Kyle Mayers
2. Shai Hope (wk)
3. Nicholas Pooran
4. Shimron Hetmyer
5. Rovman Powell (c)
6. Andre Russell
7. Jason Holder
8. Roston Chase
9. Romario Shepherd
10. Akeal Hosein
11. Matthew Forde

West Indies Team News

  • Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, and Jason Holder have all returned for the T20I series and are expected to be drafted into the playing 11.
  • There is no injury update as all players are available for selection. If any changes happen, we will update you.

WI Key Players

Nicholas Pooran Stats vs England in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Runs against ENG in T20I T20I Batting average vs ENG T20I Stats in West Indies Captain choice
47, 1, 20, 67, 41 235 runs in 9 matches 29.38 857 Runs in 40 Matches             ✅

Shimron Hetmyer Stats vs England in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Runs against ENG in T20I T20I Batting average vs ENG T20I Stats in West Indies Vice-captain choice
DNB, 61, 9, 22, 10 41 runs in 4 Matches 10.25 322 runs in 26 Matches             ✅

ENG Playing 11

1. Phil Salt
2. Jos Buttler (c & wk)
3. Ben Duckett
4. Harry Brook
5. Liam Livingstone
6. Moeen Ali
7. Sam Curran
8. Adil Rashid
9. Chris Woakes
10. Gus Atkinson
11. Reece Topley

England Team News

  • Experienced players such as Chris Woakes, Reece Topley, and Adil Rashid are back for the T20 series and are likely to feature in the playing XI.
  • No injury updates from the squad.

ENG Key Players

Jos Buttler Stats vs West Indies in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Runs against WI in T20I T20I Batting average vs WI T20I Stats in West Indies Captain choice
40, 13, DNB, 40, 4 204 runs in 11 matches 29.14  70 Runs in 3 Matches             ✅

Moeen Ali Stats vs West Indies in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Runs against WI in T20I Wickets against WI in T20I Total runs & wickets in T20I Vice-captain choice
1, 26, 6, DNB, 9 126 runs in 10 matches 8 wickets in 10 matches 1109 runs & 43 wickets in 78 matches             ✅

Who will win today’s match between West Indies and England (1st T20I of England tour of West Indies 2023)?

  • West Indies and England have met 24 times in T20s, with the West Indies winning 14 times and England winning 10.
  • West Indies have won three of the last five T20 matches, while England has won twice.
  • West Indies entered the match with renewed energy following their ODI series victory. The return of key T20 stars to their squad strengthens their lineup even more, putting them as the favorites to win this match.

WI vs ENG Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Nicholas Pooran, Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Harry Brook, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell
All-rounder: Andre Russell, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein

Who are Best Captain Options for WI vs ENG Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Jos Buttler, Nicholas Pooran
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Sam Curran, Andre Russell

What are WI vs ENG Fantasy Tips?

  • Nicholas Pooran has been fantastic with the bat, and with an average of more than 25.00 against England, he is a good bet for the captaincy role in this game.
  • Jos Buttler is a different player in T20s and will open the innings for England, making him the best choice for mega leagues.
  • Shai Hope has been brilliant in the T20s this year, scoring 838 runs at an average of 44.10 in 24 innings, making him the safest and multiplier pick for today’s game.

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