ENG vs WI Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 14, 2019
England and the West Indies have been two of the most impressive teams we have seen in the ICC World Cup 2019 so far. England is the world’s number one ranked team and is playing in home conditions. It was always expected to do well in the cricket world cup.
The West Indies reach the World Cup 2019 by barely making it through a qualification tournament and has only recently started to bring back its superstars to the one-day format. There could not be two more different teams in terms of preparation and their approach to the game.
Yet, when England and West Indies play against each other this Friday, the contest is expected to be a close on. West Indies is the only side against whom England failed to win an ODI series in the last few years.
The addition of Jofra Archer, a person of West Indian origin who has chosen to play for England, is also going to add some spice to the mix. The weather has been quite gloomy around the United Kingdom but the current forecast is suggesting we might finally get some cricket to watch.
England vs West Indies is going to be played at the Rose Bowl, Southampton, on the 14th of June 2019.
ENG vs WI Team Previews
Two wins from three matches are a fair assessment of the manner in which England has performed at the World Cup so far. They played a near flawless game against South Africa, were let down by their fielding against Pakistan, and then dominated Bangladesh with the bat once again.
England will be careful about underestimating the West Indies, though.
The England batting is the strongest in the world and they currently have three out of the top-4 scorers in this world cup. Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, and Joe Root have all hit centuries already while Ben Stokes came very near to scoring one as well.
It will be interesting to see how the English batsmen counter the short-pitched attack that the West Indies has been using so far. All of their batsmen like the ball coming on to the bat but trying to attack the short ball can be risky.
Jason Roy scored 150 in the previous match and has been one of the best players for England at ICC events. He and Jonny Bairstow will be crucial to building a platform for the other batsmen to take advantage of.
Eoin Morgan is the one player that we don’t think is going to score too many runs in this match. The West Indies bowlers have the speed to be able to exploit his weakness against the short ball.
Among the England bowlers, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer are currently the fastest bowlers in the tournament. They have been testing speeds of over 150 km/h and will pose a threat to any batting side.
England just has to take a decision on sticking with Adil Rashid as their spinner or maybe bringing back Moeen Ali for another game.
England Playing 11
JJ Roy, JE Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, BA Stokes, CR Woakes, LE Plunkett, Jofra Chioke Archer, AU Rashid, M Wood.
The West Indies have won an important game against Pakistan and lost one close encounter against Australia. There is no doubt that the West Indies should have won the game against Australia after having them on the ropes on multiple occasions during the contest.
Now, the West Indies face England with the knowledge that a win here is going to be very helpful to their aspirations moving forward.
Chris Gayle had a magical series against England where he smashed a world-record 39 sixes and kept scoring runs with unbelievable consistency. So much of Chris Gayle’s batting is about confidence that we believe he is going to come into this game in a good frame of mind.
It is unclear if Evin Lewis is going to be fit for this match or not. The West Indies need to pick between him and Darren Bravo if both are available for selection. Andre Russell was rested for the previous match against South Africa and replaced by Kemar Roach.
That may not be a big loss in the bowling department but Andre Russell’s batting is irreplaceable. There is no cleaner hitter of the ball or a more dangerous player at the end of an inning in the world right now. This match against England is an important one and we think that the West Indies may play Russell is he is available.
All things considered, the West Indies have a very fluid team. They have plenty of all-rounders that can contribute in all areas of the game and they seem to have power hitters for every occasion. The West Indies may consider playing Fabien Allen in the team ahead of Ashley Nurse.
He is another powerful hitter and someone who can bowl pretty decent spin as well.
The form of Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell is a big plus in the bowling department although Jason Holders lack of wickets could be a little troubling.
West Indies Playing 11
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Oshane Thomas.
ENG vs WI Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss may want to bat second. The pitch in Southampton has had some help in it for the fast bowlers and teams will look to exploit that upfront.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
England vs West Indies is going to be played at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. The weather has been terrible over the last week but it finally looks like we will get some cricket to watch in this match. There is some rain around in the area but the forecast on match day looks good for cricket.
The pitch at Southampton has been good for the fast bowlers. India’s bowlers managed to get some extra bounce from the surface and both the sides in this match will be hoping for the same. Getting first use of the conditions, particularly with some cloud overhead could be very important.
ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction
There are a lot of great options available for the England vs West Indies Dream11 team and we have tried to include the maximum number possible in our picks. There are also some surprisingly low-priced bowling options steals that allow us to load up on some batting superstars.
Wicketkeeper: There are four wicketkeeping options offered by Dream11 for England vs West Indies. Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Shai Hope, and Nicholas Pooran. Not only are all among the leading batsmen of their teams, they are also in good form. This is why we have picked all four of them for this match.
Batsmen: There is space for just three batsmen in the side after picking four wicketkeepers: Joe Root is the most consistent England ODI batsman and picking him is an easy option. We have decided not to include Eoin Morgan or Jason Roy in the side. Morgan could struggle against the West Indian short bowling attack and Roy tends to go through a dull patch after a huge ODI score.
Instead, we have included Shimron Hetmyer and Chris Gayle. Hetmyer has yet to do anything of note in the tournament but we believe a big inning for him is around the corner. Gayle has wonderful recent memories of playing against England is also striking the ball well. The weather prediction is for dry skies but a Gayle-storm may be on the way!
All-rounders: Jason Holder is the only all-rounder we have included in our side. There is no news if Andre Russell is expected to play this match or not. If he does play, then we will make space and include him in our updated Dream11 team which we release on Twitter for every ICC World Cup 2019 match. FOllow @cricketbettings for the latest.
Bowlers: Jofra Archer and Mark Wood are the fastest bowlers in this world cup. They have also been picking wickets regularly and are in good form. The fact that they are available for 8.5 and 8 points respectively is just a great deal. Rounding out the bowlers is Adil Rashid. He has proven himself to be one of the most prolific wicket-takers and is used to attack by Eoin Morgan. His battle against the West Indian big-hitters will give him opportunities to pick up plenty of points.
Captain and Vice-Captain: We have picked Chris Gayle as captain and Jonny Bairstow as vice-captain for this match.
ENG vs WI Playing 11
- Jos Buttler
- Shai Hope
- Jonny Bairstow (vc)
- Nicholas Pooran
- Joe Root
- Chris Gayle (c)
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Jason Holder
- Jofra Archer
- Adil Rashid
- Mark Wood
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
ENG vs WI Betting Tips
The most recent series between England and West Indies, held just a few weeks ago, was a 2-2 draw. That was a match where England did not have Jofra Archer and the West Indies did not have Andre Russell in their respective sides.
We expect this to be a very tight game and the West Indies are going to come out fighting. The West Indies has a lot of match winners on its side but England is definitely the more consistent team. Both teams have powerful batting lineups and this is why England’s better bowling attack could be the difference.
Bet on England to win.
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