Windies vs England, 5th ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Windies vs England, 5th ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Resurgent Windies will definitely want to avoid a series defeat after fighting so hard.

Jos Buttler England
Jos Buttler salutes Sheldon Cottrell. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The mind-boggling run fest is about to come to an end as England and Windies will be playing the final ODI of this outstanding series on Saturday. While the whole focus has remained over the number of runs scored in the series, the likes of Adil Rashid and Mark Wood are proving wickets at crucial moments still matter more than the runs they concede.

Both teams have been attempting to out-muscle and outscore each other this series and if the Windies manage to win the final battle, it could rather be a fair result for what has been a hard-fought battle. Nevertheless, it’s difficult to predict with such high-quality present on either side.

Eoin Morgan and company will be taking numerous positives out of this tour, especially from the batting department. As all the sides prepare for the World Cup, which is less than three months away from commencement, this will be a huge test of character for England and Windies, especially the latter.

Match Details:

The 5th and final game of the 5-match ODI series between Windies and England will be hosted by the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (3:00 PM GMT) (8:30 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. (Live streaming in Sony Liv)


Last five completed ODI matches:

Windies: L, W, L, L, W.

England: W, L, W, L, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Going by how the series has panned out, it will be another nightmare of a day for the bowlers, who conceded in excess of 800 runs in the previous match. Weather reports suggest it might not be as hot and humid as it has been in St. Lucia over the last few weeks, which should encourage the visiting team.

Average first innings score: 220 (Last 5 full 50-over ODI matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tied – 1

Probable Playing XI:

Windies:

Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, ShimronHetmyer, Jason Holder(C), Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, DevendraBishoo, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.

Bench: Fabian Allen,Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran.

Andre Russell could come in forDevendraBishoo or John Campbell with Shai Hope opening.

England:

Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(C), Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood.

Bench: Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, David Willey.

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update.)


Power Picks:

Eoin Morgan’s last nine ODI innings: 53, 88*, 14*, 92, 58*, 31*, 65, 70, 103.

He scored 574 runs at an average 114.8 in last nine ODI innings with seven 50+ scores.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

First preference –Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle, Ben Stokes, Joe Root

2nd Tier –Adil Rashid, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Jonny Bairstow

Alternatives –Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket

Keeper –  Shai Hope

Batsmen – Eoin Morgan (vc), Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle (C)

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Jason Holder

Bowlers – Adil Rashid, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket

Keeper – Jos Buttler

Batsmen – Eoin Morgan (C), Joe Root, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Carlos Brathwaite

Bowlers – Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Oshane Thomas

Expert Advice

Taking his recent form into account, Jos Buttler as a captain or vice-captain could be a gamble worth taking.

Among batsmen

Best – Gayle, Morgan, Bravo

Safe – Root, Bairstow, Hetmyer

Risky – Hales, Roy, Campbell

Probable Winners

England are expected to win this game and register a 3-1 series win.

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