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CWC 2019 Match 19: England v West Indies Preview Dream11. ENG vs WI Preview Dream11 Prediction

Cricket writers, bloggers and fans all around the world have had a change in hobby. From avidly watching the great game to predicting and analysing weather forecasts, those passionate for cricket have been left disappointed as this World Cup has plunged into the depths of a complete farce.However, conditions look a little more promising for Friday’s big clash in Southampton. England meet West Indies in the battle of the powerful lineups – the main meal to what was a magnificent entree in the Caribbean earlier in 2019. Some of the fastest bowlers in the tournament, including Jofra Archer, against his country of birth, meet the biggest-hitting batsmen in a match that has the potential to heat up a tournament that has been a cold, damp squib so far.

With India and New Zealand both remaining unbeaten due to rain, this game becomes more important to keep in touch with the top four. Who will step up in the big match?

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Key to an England win

The tournament hosts have had plenty of talking points in each of their three games. They have played three full games to date – an incredible achievement in itself in this tournament – scoring 300+ in each. As world record holders of seven consecutive 300+ scores, how England fare in the powerplay overs, particularly vs. the short ball, could be crucial to the result. West Indies have taken nine wickets in 24 powerplay overs so far in CWC 2019, so the onus will be on Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy to set a strong platform as they did in their last game against Bangladesh. Indeed, whether the likes of Joe Root outplay Shai Hope and Jos Buttler against Andre Russell will also determine who walks away with the two points.

Also, can England’s seam brigade outplay the Windies’? Jofra Archer was full of adrenalin in his World Cup debut against South Africa, and so too against Bangladesh, bowling the ball for six off the top of off-stump. One feels he will be up for this one against his country of origin, and will be even more important given that fellow fast-man Mark Wood is in doubt with an ankle injury. So, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett need to deliver in support of Archer in their quest to get the better of a dangerous batting lineup. Importantly, how well can Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali – both of whom went the distance in West Indies earlier this year – keep the hard-hitting Windies in check?

CWC 2019 Match 19: England v West Indies Preview Dream11. ENG vs WI Preview Dream11 Prediction. Dream11 for ENG vs WI Possible Playing 11 Match Prediction. Cricket World Cup 2019
Image: Getty. CWC 2019 Match 19: Joe Root and Jos Buttler are two key players.

Key to a West Indies win

When West Indies knocked England over twice in the Caribbean earlier this year, it was off the back of strong powerplays. Their win in the second ODI was on the back of reducing England to 2/10 in the third over. Their huge win in the fifth saw England reduced to 2/18 inside four overs. The Windies have been on fire in the powerplay in CWC 2019, hurting the Pakistan, Australia and South African top orders en route to a huge win vs Pakistan, a missed opportunity against Australia and a good start against South Africa.

Indeed, the Windies, with all their flair and excitement so far, don’t deserve to end this game with one win and two losses from four games. So, who can play the big knocks required to get the Windies over the line? Chris Gayle hit 39 sixes in four matches in a man of the series display against England this year. Can he repeat such dominance, backed by the likes of Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran and Shai Hope? Hope in particular needs to play the role Shakib Al Hasan did for Bangladesh against England, holding things together to enable the Windies’ hard-hitting middle order to go big. England have conceded 348 and 280 in their past two games, so West Indies have the chance to pounce.

CWC 2019 Match 19: England v West Indies Preview Dream11. ENG vs WI Preview Dream11 Prediction. Dream11 for ENG vs WI Possible Playing 11 Match Prediction. Cricket World Cup 2019
Image: Getty. CWC 2019 Match 19: Will West Indies continue to pick up powerplay wickets?

Pitch and conditions

The Southampton track had something in it for the bowlers in the seven overs we saw in the West Indies-South Africa game. The forecast looks pretty promising from 10am onwards, with periods of sun a possibility.

Possible Playing 11

Mark Wood is in doubt with an ankle problem. So, Moeen Ali, who missed the game against Bangladesh for the birth of his daughter, could return. Also, Jos Buttler had a hip complaint against Bangladesh, which forced Bairstow to take the gloves. However, Buttler should be fit for this one.

England: 1. Jonny Bairstow, 2. Jason Roy, 3. Joe Root, 4. Eoin Morgan (c), 5. Ben Stokes, 6. Jos Buttler (wk), 7. Moeen Ali, 8. Chris Woakes, 9. Jofra Archer, 10. Liam Plunkett, 11. Adil Rashid

Andre Russell missed the game against South Africa to manage a knee problem. Evin Lewis also missed out with injury. Both are a chance of lining up today. If so, Darren Bravo and one of Carlos Brathwaite or Kemar Roach will miss out.

West Indies: 1. Chris Gayle, 2. Evin Lewis, 3. Shai Hope (wk), 4. Nicholas Pooran, 5. Shimron Hetmyer, 6. Andre Russell, 7. Jason Holder (c), 8. Carlos Brathwaite/Kemar Roach, 9. Ashley Nurse, 10. Sheldon Cottrell, 11. Oshane Thomas

Dream11 Prediction

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CWC 2019 Match 19: England v West Indies Preview Dream11. ENG vs WI Preview Dream11 Prediction. Dream11 for ENG vs WI Possible Playing 11 Match Prediction. Cricket World Cup 2019
CWC 2019 Match 19: England v West Indies Preview Dream11

Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in World Cups: Matches 6, England 5, West Indies 1.
  • England have won the last five World Cup matches between the sides. The latest was in 2011, where England won by 18 runs to qualify for the knockout stages following a late Windies collapse.
  • England and West Indies battled it out for a 2-2 draw in a thrilling ODI series earlier this year.
  • England were bundled out for 113 in their most recent ODI against West Indies.
  • Jason Holder has dismissed Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler twice each in ODIs.

Match Prediction

This is a really difficult match to predict.

England, despite their strong batting lineup, are prone to accidents. West Indies is a team that can cause significant problems to the England lineup, as showed earlier in the year.

England need to be ready for a short-ball barrage. They might just have too much depth for West Indies in a potentially high-scoring match, but anything is possible in this one.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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