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Women’s World T20 Match 19: West Indies vs England Preview + Dream11



Last Updated on 6 years by Charbel Coorey

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Like in India’s big win over Australia in Group B, Group A also sees a game where two teams eye off for topping the group.

The winner here will play Australia in the semi finals, which on yesterday’s evidence, certainly cannot be considered a tougher game than India.

Who will finish the group stage on a high?

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West Indies have swept aside all before them so far in World T20 2018, and would be especially encouraged by their batters firing against Sri Lanka. Their tournament victories before the Sri Lanka game was certainly on the back off their bowling, but with both departments on song last time out, West Indies will be keen to continue the momentum heading into the semi finals.

Like the Windies, England have been utterly dominant with the ball, so much so that they have only needed to bat a total of 23.4 overs in their two games. Bangladesh and South Africa were no match for one of the tournament favourites, who have launched into gear nicely after a no result against Sri Lanka. Currently sitting one point behind the hosts, can England set up a mouthwatering semi finals clash against Australia?

Key to a West Indies win

The Windies’ batting fired against Sri Lanka, but how well will they fare against an England side firing with the ball?
Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor were superb in the last game, and will need to be at their best to repel England’s attack that made a mockery of South Africa and Bangladesh. Can the top three set up the innings nicely to enable the middle order to have a good shot at England’s bowlers?
Also, with the ball, the Windies, like England, have been superb. The 104 mustered by Sri Lanka last start is the biggest total the hosts have conceded, by far, after knocking over Bangladesh and South Africa for 46 and 76 respectively. Can the Windies effectively target an England side still short of overs with the bat in this tournament?

Key to an England win

A big test for England in this clash is whether their batting will stand up against a good Windies attack. England’s batting has been short of overs in this tournament so far due to rain and their strong bowling, and it will be interesting to see how their batting shapes up. Will the likes of Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight stand strong against the hosts?
Also, England have what it takes to test this Windies batting line up. Remember, the hosts were not quite on form with the bat in the opening two games, which should give the England side confidence that they can cause them problems. Natalie Sciver and Anya Shrubsole were absolutely superb against South Africa, and will be tasked with getting through the all-important Windies top order. 
Will it be England’s night?

Possible teams

West Indies: 1. Hayley Matthews, 2. Deandra Dottin, 3. Stafanie Taylor (c), 4. Natasha McLean, 5. Kycia A Knight (wk), 6. Britney Cooper, 7. Chinelle Henry, 8. Shermaine Campbelle, 9. Afy Fletcher, 10. Shakera Selman, 11. Shamilia Connell
England: 1. Danielle Wyatt, 2. Tammy Beaumont, 3. Natalie Sciver, 4. Heather Knight (c), 5. Amy Jones (wk), 6. Lauren Winfield, 7. Anya Shrubsole, 8. Sophia Dunkley, 9. Sophie Ecclestone, 10. Linsey Smith, 11. Kirstie Gordon


Superb players to choose from for Dream11. Below is my side with a few pointers.
Women's World T20 Match 19: West Indies vs England Preview + Dream11 Cricket Blog CricBlog Cricket Preview
  • Amy Jones is likelier to get more batting than Kycia Knight, in my opinion.

  • Tammy Beaumont is a superb player, and is due a score. 
  • Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews and Deandra Dottin make my side.
  • Mix of youth and experience in my bowling attack, with wicket taking potential.
  • Natalie Sciver is a difficult choice to leave out, but it remains to be seen how she will go against a good Windies line up.
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Stats and Facts

  • West Indies have won three of the past five meetings against England, which includes a tie.
  • England have batted for a total of 23.4 overs in World T20 2018 so far.
  • The winner of this clash will face Australia in the semi finals. Loser will play India.


Should be a cracking game.
Two good sides go at it, and I think West Indies are starting to hit their best form. 
Windies to win.
Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Coorey
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