Windies vs England, 2nd Test: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Windies and England both are expected to make quite a few changes to the XI based on the wicket in Antigua.
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The Windies cricket team possibly played their best cricket when they faced England in the first Test of the three-match series. With batsmen dominating and the bowlers sending shivers down the opposition batsmen’s spines, the fans were reminded of the vintage team from the ’80s. The hosts thumped the Brits to register a mammoth 381-run victory and thus lead the series 1-0.
These two teams will be back in action yet again for the second Test of the series. While Windies look to continue the assassin, England has got its self-esteem at stake. They will look to settle the scores and shut the critics down. However, to do that, the Englishmen will have to be at the top of their game as the Windies are high on confidence at the moment.
The second game of the 3-match Test series between Windies and England will be hosted by the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST).
The game will be live on Sony Network in India. (Live streaming in Sony Liv)
Last five Test matches:
Windies: W, L, L, L, L.
England: L, W, W, W, W.
The track in Antigua is generally slower. Spinners get help as the game progresses here. The pitch for this Test had a bright look with grass patches 24 hours before the game.
Probable Playing XI:
Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder (C), Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican.
Bench – Shamarh Brooks, Oshane Thomas, Alzarri Joseph.
Windies might pick Warrican for Alzarri as the pitch could produce turn.
Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow/Ben Foakes, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson.
Bench – Adil Rashid, Keaton Jennings, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Joe Denly is set to make his Test debut while Stuart Broad is expected to return for one of the two keeper batsmen – Bairstow and Foakes. Curran might retain his place while comes in for Adil Rashid.
England announced their 12-man squad for the 2nd Test and excluded Adil Rashid, Keaton Jennings, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood. Rashid will leave the party during the second Test to return home as his wife is expecting their second child.
Jason Holder has played a total of seven Test matches since the start of 2018. He has scored 543 runs at an average of 54.3. Moreover, he produced the career-best score of an unbeaten 202 in the last game. With 35 wickets at an average of 12.8 including four 5-wicket hauls, he seems to be playing his best cricket at the moment. The ICC Test Number 1 all-rounder can be your power pick for the upcoming game.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Jason Holder, Joe Root and Ben Stokes should definitely be the first preferences as the captain and vice-captain in your team. Moeen Ali, Shannon Gabriel and Shai Hope should be your second-choice picks. If you are still looking for alternatives, you can choose between Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Shimron Hetmyer and Kraigg Brathwaite.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Shane Dowrich
Batsmen – Joe Root (VC), Joe Denly, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, John Campbell, Jason Holder (C)
Bowlers – Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Kemar Roach
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Shane Dowrich
Batsmen – Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Joe Denly (VC)
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Jason Holder (C), Roston Chase
Bowlers – Sam Curran, James Anderson, Kemar Roach
There are a few changes that were made in the categories in Dream11 after the first Test. Sam Curran, who was earlier an all-rounder is now moved to the bowler’s category. John Campbell is shuffled from the batsmen category to all-rounders category. Similar is the case with Jonny Bairstow who is now changed to the batsmen category from the wicketkeeper section earlier.
The Windies are predicted to win the match and clinch the series.