West Indies are set to face off against England in the 3rd T20 game of the 5-match series. The WI vs ENG encounter will take place at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. The series is getting more intense as West Indies will face England in the third T20I. West Indies almost won the second T20I, but they lost the match by a mere one-run margin. Late fireworks from Romario Shepherd and Akeal Hosein kept them in the hunt till the very last ball and major contributions from the top-order batters would have made a difference from them in the run-chase. They need to move on from the loss and should be back with a positive mindset in the next game.
England, on the other hand, managed to win by a solitary one run in the second T20I to level the series 1-1. They learned from their mistakes from the first T20I and batted quite well. Useful innings from Jason Roy, Tam Banton, Moeen Ali, and Chris Jordan propelled them to a score of 171 at the end of 20 overs. They somehow overcame the massive hitting of West Indies lower-order batters and sealed the game in the end.
Match: West Indies vs England, 3rd T20I
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Date & Time: January 27th at 1:30 AM IST and January 26th at 4:00 PM local time
Live Streaming: Fancode
It’s a competitive surface for the T20 format where the batters and bowlers will get equal purchase. The spinners are getting a good amount of turn from the wicket. Bowling first is a good option.
Top Picks for WI vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy
Batter: Jason Roy
After getting dismissed for a false stroke in the first T20I, Jason Roy came out with a positive mindset and played some breath-taking strokes in his innings of 45 runs in the second T20I.
All-Rounder: Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali had a perfect game in the 2nd T20I. First, he scored handy 31 runs and then scalped 3 big wickets and rightly deserved the player of the match award.
Bowler: Akeal Hosein
Akeal Hosein showed his hidden batting skills in the second T20I, where he almost won the game for his side. He has scalped 2 wickets in this series and has also scored 44 runs with the bat.
Wicketkeeper: Tom Banton
There was a massive shift in the approach of Tom Banton in the second T20I, as he scored runs freely and was not scared to reverse sweep in the powerplay. He ended his innings after scoring 25 runs from 18 balls.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
Wicket-Keepers: Nicholas Pooran, Tom Banton
Batters: Kieron Pollard, James Vince, Jason Roy, Brandon King
All-Rounders: Moeen Ali, Romario Shepherd
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Akeal Hosein
Captain: Jason Roy
Vice-Captain: Brandon King
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
Wicket-Keepers: Nicholas Pooran
Batters: James Vince, Jason Roy, Brandon King
All-Rounders: Jason Holder, Moeen Ali, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Jordan
Captain: Moeen Ali
Vice-Captain: Nicholas Pooran
Probable Playing XIs for WI vs ENG
Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
Jason Roy, Tom Banton, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings (wk), Chris Jordan, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Reece Topley
WI vs ENG – Who will win?
Despite a closely contested match, England emerged on top and were the better team throughout. Given there won’t be a lot of changes in the scenario, the Englishmen are expected to emerge with the winner’s share of the purse yet again.