EN-W vs WI-W Dream 11 Team: Two of the strongest sides in the women’s fraternity open their 3 match ODI series on Thursday
England Vs West Indies Women First ODI Best Dream 11 Team
Women’s cricket is back and in the most effervescent of ways as well. Resuming the ICC’s World Championship starting today are two of the most revered sides in the fraternity with England hosting West Indies for a three match ODI and T20 series with the first day-night ODI starting today at 6:30pm IST.
It’s a series which promises plenty of excitement our way from the women’s cricketing arena given the plethora of worldclass performers who are set to take to the field across these six matches. With names like Sophie Ecclestone, Danielle Wyatt, Sarah Taylor, Natalie Sciver representing England, the home side will be looking to come out of this series with a win which would help seal their direct qualification to the 2021 World Cup along with Australia.
Speaking to BBC Sports ahead of the series, England opener Danielle Wyatt said, “I’ve just been playing with Hayley Matthews in India – we play against each other so much these days with all the different T20 leagues around the world. We know everyone’s strengths and weaknesses, but what you want as a cricketer is to test yourself against the world’s best.”
However, in West Indies they face a counterpart who are brimming with an stupendous skill set themselves. Be it captain Stefanie Taylor, Hayley Mathews, Shemaine Campbell or Shamilia Connell, these are all players who love taking the brunt of the responsibility on their shoulders. Regarded and coveted as one of the most dangerous batting units in the world, the English side know they are not going to heave it easy on a surface which promises to dwell the batters into a barrage of runs.
The two countries had last met each other in West Indies in the 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup with West Indies women chasing down the meagre target at hand to win by 4 wickets.
Despite West Indies coming into the series having blown apart Ireland 3-0 in a T20 series, the English side are going to be a completely different proposition. In their ranks are outstanding performers who can shine on any surface in the world and against any opposition as they showed in the Women’s T20 Challenge. With ICC emerging player Sophie Ecclestone back among the ranks after recovering from a hand injury and Sarah Taylor returning as well, England are back to full strength in their own backyard.
Although West Indies are not to be understated given their overwhelming current form and unprecedented squad strength, the loss of all-rounder Dottin to a shoulder injury is a big one. Their batters are guilty of losing their wickets to the big shots at times and England would be looking to make the most of those gaping holes. We see England winning the first encounter in what will be an edge of the seat thrillers.
Wicket-Keepers for EN-W vs WI-W Dream 11
Two wicket-keepers come into our side here, the one each from both the sides. From England it will be Sarah Taylor, their top of the order batswoman who is bound to score runs in this match. She’s going to be accompanied by a like for like player in Kycia Knight from West Indies.
Batting Order for EN-W vs WI-W Dream 11
We’ll begin with the English players with Heather Knight, Tammy Beaumont and Danielle Wyatt composing our trio of players from the England setup. The three are players who love showing determination and grinding out long, well worked innings. Once well applied and set in the middle, these players are impeccable and immaculate and a long partnership is well in store.
We’re going to select the one batter from West Indies with Shemaine Campbell coming into our side.
All-Rounders for EN-W vs WI-W Dream 11
We’ll first begin with someone who we really wanted but are giving her a skip given her hefty price tag and the fact that she didn’t decide to bowl herself against Ireland. Stefanie Taylor is left out by us for Hayley Matthews, a player who is one of the best from the West Indian contingent. She’s all too likely to get her 10 overs of spin and is a devastating force with the bat, sparing nothing that comes her way right from ball one.
Natalie Sciver is our choice from England given her affinity to deliver with both the bat and ball and the ability she encapsulates perfectly from both the departments.
Bowlers for EN-W vs WI-W Dream 11
Fully fit, Sophie Ecclestone takes no time in making an advent into our side. Her rank turners are going to leave West Indies cramped for room with her drift and air on the ball set to be a certain feature which leaves the opposition flummoxed. Shrubsole is the second pick from our side.
From West Indies, spearhead Connell comes in. She left Ireland in tatters and her wicket to wicket bowling will do the same to England.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are going to make Danielle Wyatt our captain given her reliability and Hayley Mathews the vice-captain.
England Vs West Indies Women Three Match ODI Series
Match: England Vs West Indies Women
Date And Time: 6th June, Thursday- 6:30pm IST