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Windies vs England, 3rd Test: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips - Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Crictracker 2019-02-08 21:05:07
Alzarri Joseph. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto)

The Test series has already been won by Windies with a game to spare but the Caribbean side will be eyeing a ‘blackwash’ for the first time in 33 years. Never in recent times have the Windies dominate any side as much as they did England in the ongoing series. There are sheer determination and immense hunger to win games in this Caribbean team.

Slowly but steadily, they are ascending greater heights and they’d hope that this series win against the Brits would be the start of many more to come. There are different players who rose up to various challenges and the proceedings thus far have been a treat to watch. But, the task only gets tougher now as they play without their regular skipper Jason Holder. England will surely look to put up a greater fight and show better resilience. At all costs, they will push for a win as their pride is at stake.

Match Details:

The third and final game of the 3-match Test series between Windies and England will be hosted by the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium Gros Islet, St Lucia.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony Network in India. (Live streaming in Sony Liv)

Last five Test matches:

Windies: W, W, L, L, L.

England: L, L, W, W, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Once again pacers are expected to make most. Green grass patches were left over the surface two days before the game.

Probable Playing XI:


Kraigg Brathwaite (C), John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas/Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph.

Bench –Shamarh Brooks, Jomel Warrican.


Joe Denly, Rory Burns, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes/Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson.

Bench –Adil Rashid, Keaton Jennings, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Team News:

Jason Holder has been suspended from the 3rd Test and is replaced by Keemo Paul.

England have injury concerns over Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes & Chris Woakes. Stokes didn’t practice with the team because of the bruised right heel.

Power Picks:

Kraigg Brathwaite:

In India/Bangladesh during 2018 – 48 runs from 8 innings

vs Bangladesh at home – 239 runs from 3 innings

Current series vs England – 118 runs @ 39.33

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

First preference –Ben Stokes, Kemar Roach, Shai Hope, Moeen Ali

Second preference – Darren Bravo, Kraigg Brathwaite, ShimronHetmyer

Alternatives – Sam Curran, Joe Root, Shannon Gabriel.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Shane Dowrich

Batsmen – Jonny Bairstow, Joe Denly, Darren Bravo, Kraigg Brathwaite (VC), Shai Hope

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali

Bowlers – Stuart Broad, Kemar Roach (C), Shannon Gabriel.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Shane Dowrich

Batsmen – Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Darren Bravo (C), Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope

All-Rounders – Moeen Ali, John Campbell

Bowlers – Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Kemar Roach (VC).

Expert Advice:

Among Batsmen:

Best picks – Brathwaite, Bairstow, Hope

Safe picks – Denly, Bravo, Burns

Risky picks – Hetmyer, Root, Buttler

Probable Winners:

Windies have the upper hand but England can take advantage of Holder’s absence.

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