ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction: England vs West Indies 2nd Test – 16 July 2020 (Manchester)
Hosts England will take on West Indies in the 2nd test match of the Historic Test series. Windies again proved that they have a brilliant squad and if they can surpass the pressure situations well, they can beat any team in the World.
Hosts got everything wrong in their first game from batting first in overcast condition to dropping their best bowler in the home-conditions. The arrival of captain Joe Root will certainly give them a lot of confidence as he will certainly improve the batting of the side and would release the pressure of captaincy from Ben Stokes too. Stuart Broad will certainly find his way back in the squad after missing the first game. James Anderson has been rested in this game and Broad will be the leader of the pack. All-Rounder Sam Curran can also find his place in the playing 11 of this game.
West Indies were absolutely stunning in the last game and handled the pressure situations very well. Gabriel was phenomenal with the ball and Blackwood played an innings to remember in the second innings. Jason Holder took six wickets in the first innings and proved why he is the number one all-rounder. The likes of Shai Hope and Kemar Roach would certainly like to improve in this game.
England would definitely like to stay alive in the series and the arrival of Stuart Broad and Joe Root will certainly make their case stronger.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
Pitch of the Old Trafford in Manchester is expected to behave the same as in Southampton. Pacers will again play a huge part in the game and spinners would also have a role to play in the game. Teams would like to bowl first under the overcast the conditions.
Probable Playing 11
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root ©, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Dominic Bess.
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder ©, Roston Chase, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel.
England vs West Indies 2nd Test Match Details
Four Match Test Series
Match: England vs West Indies second Test Match
Date And Time: 16th July, Wednesday- 3:30pm IST
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Where to Watch: Sony Six/HD
- Rory Burns, Ben Stokes, and Joe Root
- Jason Holder, Shai Hope, and Shannon Gabriel
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, and Joe Root
- Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, and Shamarh Brooks
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, and Joe Root
- Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, and Shane Dowrich.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer
- Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel
ENG vs WI Dream11 Wicket-Keepers
Shane Dowrich and Shai Hope will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Dowrich has been the best batsman of the Indies side in tests since 2018, he has scored 720 runs (1st test isn’t included) and this is the highest by any West Indies player, he proved his quality in the last game too whereas Shai Hope is a very good player and he can definitely prove his quality in this game. Both the keepers of the Caribbean side should be picked.
ENG vs WI Dream11 Batsmen
Rory Burns, Joe Root, and Zak Crawley will our batsmen from the England side. Rory Burns looked solid in the first game and he has already proved himself on the difficult tracks of New Zealand and South Africa, he will carry the responsibility to give the team a good start.
Joe Root is certainly one of the World’s best players in test cricket and his arrival would definitely be a huge motivation of England, he cannot be dropped whereas Crawley proved in the last game that why he is rated so highly, he played a brilliant inning in the second innings of the last game. This trio of England should be picked.
ENG vs WI Dream11 All-Rounders
Ben Stokes and Jason Holder will be our all-rounders in this game. Holder is the number 1 test all-rounder whereas Stokes grabs second place in the rankings and their stats since 2018 proves why they should be in the squad.
Stats since 2018:
Jason Holder: 12 Matches, 699 Runs, 60 Wickets.
Ben Stokes: 25 Matches, 1716 Runs, 58 Wickets.
Both of them proved their quality in the first game too and just cannot be dropped from the team.
Sam Curran will also find a place in our Dream 11 team. He is a fantastic player who will certainly be an asset with his left-arm bowling and he is a wonderful batsman as well.
ENG vs WI Dream11 Bowlers
From England, Jofra Archer will make it into our team. Archer was brilliant in the 2nd innings of the last game, he showed his ball swinging abilities and if he can continue doing so, he will be a great threat.
From the West Indies, the deadly pace combo of Shannon Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph makes it into the team. Shannon Gabriel won the Man of the Match award in the last game he would definitely like to build upon that momentum whereas Joseph was also very good in the 2nd innings of the game. Both of them can certainly take a bunch of wickets in this game too.
Captain and Vice-Captain
The duo of Ben Stokes and Jason Holder will be our captain and vice-captain in this game respectively. You can interchange the roles too if you want too.
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