ICC World Cup 2019 – Match 19: ENG vs WI – England Predicted Playing XI

ICC World Cup 2019 – Match 19: ENG vs WI – England Predicted Playing XI

Will Jos Buttler play and who goes out for Moeen Ali?

England team
England team. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Out of the three games, they’ve played thus far, England won two matches. In both the encounters that they won, the Brits thoroughly asserted their dominance by winning these matches by over a 100-run margin. The team has very rarely failed in recent times and they seem nearly invincible while playing at home.

The hosts gear up to face the Windies in their next game. At the end of three games, the Caribbean team won one game, lost the other. Their last match against South Africa yielded no result as rain played spoilsport. Both these teams are highly competitive and will give in their everything as they look to add another two points to their tally. England will look to make one or two changes to their eleven for the upcoming match.

Here is the Predicted Playing XI for England:

Openers (Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow)

Jason Roy was excellent in the last match and played a big knock. The English opener continued with his good form and scored 153 runs against Bangladesh. Roy, yet again, will look to provide his team with a good start in this game as well. The 28-year-old scored two centuries and two half-centuries in his last five ODI outings.

Jonny Bairstow, on the other hand, has been getting off to good starts. In his last two matches, Bairstow scored 32 and 51 runs. But on both occasions, he failed to convert these starts into something substantial. Bairstow is due for a big knock in the next game and should enjoy pace coming onto the bat when he will face the Windies.

Middle Order (Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk))

Joe Root missed out in the last match and could only score 21 runs. Batting at number three, he is a critical member in the England line-up. He will look to perform better this time around. With Jos Buttler being the floater in the line-up, Eoin Morgan will either bat at four or five depending upon the situation of the game. The England skipper couldn’t really get going in the last match.

Morgan failed to score quick runs and only managed to get 35 runs off 33 balls. He should score runs at a better pace against the Windies. Jos Buttler has recovered from his hip injury just in time for this game. Thus, he is likely to make it into the final eleven for the next game. Buttler will be critical in the English middle order and will have a huge responsibility.

All Rounders (Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali)

Ben Stokes has been doing well for his team. He couldn’t score many runs in the last match. But with the ball, he did a fair job and picked up three wickets. He adds a different level of balance to this England team and is one of the most important members. Stokes will have an important role to play against the Windies middle-order. If he can manage to pick some quick wickets, England will be on the top.

Moeen Ali didn’t play the last match as he went on ‘paternal leave’. The off-spinner is most likely to return for the next encounter and strengthens the batting of the England team. With a lot of left-handers in the opposition, if he could bowl his 10 overs well, Moeen will subject them to a lot of pressure.

Bowlers (Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood)

England might leave out Chris Woakes for the upcoming game while Liam Plunkett is expected to hold on to his spot. His variations in the middle overs have been excellent and often picks up some important wickets. Jofra Archer and Mark Wood will be the two bowlers who will share the new ball. Archer picked up a three-wicket haul in the last game and has been a great asset to the Indian team.

Mark Wood, though, needs to bowl tighter lines and lengths so that he doesn’t concede runs at a great pace. Adil Rashid will be the other spinner in the team. However, his spot is not guaranteed keeping the opposition’s strengths in mind. Since there are quite a few left-handers in the Windies team, it wouldn’t be a surprise if England opts to go with an all-pace attack.