January 22, 2019
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ENG vs WI Dream11 Team | England vs Windies 1st Test Match Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

ENG vs WI Dream 11 Prediction | England vs West Indies 1st Test  Preview | Who Will Win

The Caribbean shores would be welcoming the Englishmen for a complete tour which includes 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is. First up is the Test series and the first Test would be contested at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The Englishmen are full of confidence as they have had a marvellous 2018 in all the three formats of the game. They remained at the top of the ladder in ODIs, humiliated world number Test team India by 4-1 in their summer and then secured a historic 3-0 clean-sweep in Tests over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka for the first time in their cricketing history.

Windies, on the other hand, have had a disappointing 2018, first, they failed to win the World Cup qualifiers final against Afghanistan, did not had much success in the T20 format either, and talking about the Test scenario, they were taken down abruptly by India in their last Test series.

To possess an upfront challenge against a quality side like England won’t be easy at all, the only fact favouring them is that they are featuring in their home conditions which can help them kick-off their new year on a high note.

Match Details

When – January 23, 07:30 PM IST

Where – Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados


  • Windies have called Darren Bravo into their ranks who was a notable absentee in the series against India.
  • John Campbell is likely to partner Kraigg Brathwaite at the top order.
  • Pacer Alzarri Joseph and uncapped batsmen John Campbell and Shamrah Brooks have been named.
  • Olly Stone has been replaced by Mark Wood in England’s setup

ENG vs WI Squads

West Indies Squad:

  • Jason Holder (c)
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Shai Hope
  • Darren Bravo
  • Roston Chase
  • Shane Dowrich
  • Shannon Gabriel
  • Shamarh Brooks
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Kemar Roach
  • Jomel Warrican
  • Oshane Thomas
  • Kraigg Brathwaite
  • John Campbell

England Squad:

  • Joe Root(c)
  • Joe Denly
  • Ben Foakes
  • James Anderson
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Stuart Broad
  • Keaton Jennings
  • Rory Burns
  • Jos Buttler
  • Sam Curran
  • Jack Leach
  • Moeen Ali
  • Adil Rashid
  • Ben Stokes
  • Chris Woakes
  • Mark Wood

ENG vs WI Playing 11 (Probable)

West Indies

Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Kraig Brathwaite, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Shanon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Jomel Warrican. (Doubt: Oshane Thomas, J Campbell)


Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Joe Denly, Keaton Jennings, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes.

ENG vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Team

West Indies Fantasy Picks

  • In the batting department, the returning Darren Bravo would be willing to make an impact straight away.
  • Shai Hope was in a decent knick in the Test series against Bangladesh and India and would be the prize wicket.
  • Skipper Jason Holder and Roston chase will lead the all-rounder’s facet.
  • The heavy build Shanon Gabriel will be the bowler to watch out.

England Fantasy Picks

  • Skipper Joe Root, vice-captain Jos Buttler and wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow will be the key.
  • Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali were in a commanding form in the Test series against Lanka and will be the dependable duo here as well.
  • It is still uncertain who will share the new ball with James Anderson as both Sam Curran and Stuart Broad will give selection headaches to the skipper.

Make ENG vs WI Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.

Akshay Singh

A retrospective individual who loves to impersonate for the readers with my writings

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