Windies A vs England Lions

3rd unofficial Test, England Lions tour of Windies, 2018

West Indies might be tottering at eight spot in the ICC Test rankings, but their A-side is giving England’s second team a difficult time. In the 3rd and the final unofficial Test of England Lions tour of Windies, the sides will lock horns once again at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. The series stands 2-0 in favour of West Indies A.

 

When: February 26, 23:59 PM IST

Where: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

 

WI-A vs EN-A Recent Results:

1st unofficial Test: W. Indies A won by 2 wickets

2nd unofficial Test: W. Indies A won by an innings and 17 runs

 

Windies A Team News:

There is no update on the starting XI changes but the skipper Kieran Powell hinted at coming hard at the English side and not taking things for granted. They might field the same side for this one.

 

England Lions Team News:

Batsman Liam Livingstone is ruled out for the 3rd unofficial test because of an ankle injury.

 

WI-A vs EN-A Probable XIs:

Windies A: John Campbell, Kieran Powell(c), Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Jahmar Hamilton, Shane Dowrich(w), Rahkeem Cornwall, Raymon Reifer, Jeremiah Louis, Keon Joseph, Jomel Warrican

England Lions: Keaton Jennings(c), Haseeb Hameed, Nick Gubbins, Joe Clarke, , Alex Davies(w), Paul Coughlin, Toby Roland-Jones, Jack Leach, Mason Crane, James Porter

 

WI-A vs EN-A Squads:

Windies A: John Campbell, Kieran Powell(c), Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Jahmar Hamilton, Shane Dowrich(w), Raymon Reifer, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican, Jeremiah Louis, Keon Joseph, Miguel Cummins, Vishaul Singh

England Lions: Keaton Jennings(c), Haseeb Hameed, Nick Gubbins, Joe Clarke, Alex Davies(w), Paul Coughlin, Toby Roland-Jones, Jack Leach, Mason Crane, James Porter, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Daniel Lawrence, Ben Foakes, Josh Tongue

 

Key Players:

  • Keaton Jennings and Haseeb Hameed are the batsmen English A team would rely on.
  • Jack Leach has been the standout bowler for England Lions. He has picked 14 wickets so far, including two 5-fers.
  • Both Jahmar Hamilton and Shane Dowrich have piled centuries in the series.
  • Jomel Warrican and Rahkeem Cornwall have wrecked English batting, with 20 and 14 wickets in the bag, respectively.

 

Players to avoid:

  • Mason Crane has had a terrible tour so far. Same is the case with James Porter.
  • Keon Joseph has missed his line-and-length with the ball for the West Indians.

 

India Fantasy Prediction:

The Caribbean team managed to get over the line in the first matchup while dominating the second of the series. With series scoreline 2-0, the English could feel the heat again in the away conditions. West Indies A is the most likely winner of this one.

 

Note: The WI-A vs EN-A match preview is based on our research and news sourced from various sources. You can select your own playing XI basis the team news and squads listed above.

 

*If there happen to be any changes, we will update them at 10:00 PM tonight.

 

WI-A vs EN-A Fantasy Team:

 

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