ICC World Cup 2019: Match 19, England vs Windies: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Jos Buttler is fit for the match while Russell is also expected to play.

Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis
Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The hosts England will be in action on Friday after a significant five-day break in the World Cup 2019. After thrashing Bangladesh by 106 runs in their previous game, their next challenge is facing the Windies. By no means, they can take the Caribbeans lightly if the recent results are any indication. Windies pacers have been wreaking havoc and England’s batsmen should be careful facing the bouncers.

Also, the five-match series between the two sides earlier this year ended in a draw (2-2) with the Jason Holder-led side punching above its weight. As far as the team combination is concerned, England look set to drop either of Chris Woakes or Liam Plunkett to accommodate Moeen Ali in the side.


Woakes looks the likeliest candidate to make way at the moment. For Windies, Andre Russell is expected to be fit though he didn’t train with the team on Wednesday. If he is fit, Darren Bravo might get dropped from the XI.

Match Details

The 19th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between England and Windies at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

The match starts at 10:30 am local time (09:30 am GMT) (3:00 pm IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

Nothing encouraging to report about England weather in the last few days. There is a 56% chance of rain at 10 AM after which it is expected to be partly sunny. Having said that, amidst the sunshine, the rain gods might make their presence felt around 2 PM according to AccuWeather. If it actually rains, we might still have a shortened game as the forecast is much better later in the day. The temperature will hover around 15-16 Degrees Celsius for the whole day.

Pitch Report

India and South Africa played at this venue last week and it was a tricky pitch for the batsmen. India took around 48 overs to chase down 228. The washed out game between South Africa and West Indies also saw the ball moving significantly during the 7.3 overs of action. Fast bowlers will have fun on the pitch if the overcast conditions welcome both the sides. Also, the pitch might turn later in the day if the sun is out.

Average first innings score: 254 (Last three completed One-Day matches at the venue (2 warm-ups and 1 World Cup match)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 1

Probable Playing XIs


Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

Bench – Chris Woakes, James Vince, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson.


Chris Gayle, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.

Bench – Fabian Allen, Shannon Gabriel, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis.

Team News:

Jos Buttler has recovered from his hip injury. He reported for the training session on Wednesday.

Evin Lewis returned to train with the team after recovering from a hand injury.

Andre Russell stayed away from the training session but the management expects him to be fit in time for the match.

Power Picks

Chris Gayle vs England in 2019:

Innings: 4

Runs: 424

Average: 106

100s: 2

50s: 2

Best Score: 162

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Shai Hope, Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle.

Vice-Captain Options: Jos Buttler, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Roy.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Shai Hope (C), Nicholas Pooran, Jos Buttler (VC)

Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Joe Root, Jason Roy

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes

Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Shai Hope, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen – Shimron Hetmyer, Eoin Morgan (C), Jason Roy

All-Rounders – Jason Holder, Moeen Ali

Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell (VC), Oshane Thomas, Jofra Archer

Expert Advice:

Jofra Archer might trouble Chris Gayle and can get him out early as well. But if Gayle survives Archer’s first spell, he can score runs at a faster pace.

Probable Winners

England are expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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