WI vs ENG (West Indies vs England), 1st T20I - Match Information
Match: West Indies vs England, 1st T20I
Date: 23rd January 2022
Time: 01:30 AM IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
WI vs ENG (West Indies vs England), 1st T20I Preview
The first match of the "England in West Indies, 5 T20I Series, 2022" will be played between West Indies and England (WI vs ENG) at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
In their last 5 games, England have won 3 games and lost 2. West Indies has faced defeat in the last 5 matches they have played.
Both teams last played against each other in the Super 12 - Match 14 of the ICC World Twenty20, 2021 where Akeal Hosein scored the highest fantasy points for West Indies with 78 match fantasy points while Adil Rashid topped the fantasy points leaderboard for England with 134 match fantasy points.
West Indies vs England Dream11 Team WI vs ENG Dream11 Prediction 1st T20I 23rd January Fantasy Gully
WI vs ENG, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches is 139 runs. Batting first should be the preferred option at the venue, with the team batting first winning 80% of its matches.
The venue is suited for both Pacers and Spinners alike.
WI vs ENG, Head to Head
In the 19 matches played between these 2 teams, England have won 8 matches and West Indies have won 11 matches. Bowlers of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.
WI vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
Nicholas Pooran should be the first choice wicketkeeper to be picked given that there is no Bairstow/Buttler in ENG's squad. He has scores of 64, 26, 18, 4, 46 & 40 in his last 6 T20I matches which is more than decent for a WK-batsman.
Jason Roy has scored 2 fifties in his last 6 T20I matches and thus is in reasonable form. Having said that, in the recent practice match, he smashed 115 runs against BCA Pres XI and thus will look to carry the same momentum in this match.
Brandon King scored 111 runs in the recent 3-T20I series against Pakistan at a great strike rate of 168 which included a fifty as well. He will most probably be the opener for WI in this series.
WI vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
Adil Rashid has a great record against WI in T20Is having picked up 15 wickets in 8 matches with never being wicketless in a match.
Tymal Mills has taken 0, 3, 3 & 2 wickets respectively in his last 4 T20 matches and thus is in great form.
Odean Smith took 5 wickets and also scored 36 runs in the recent 3-T20I series against Pakistan and thus can be handy with the bat also.
WI vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
Liam Livingstone scored 236 runs and took 8 wickets last year in 12 T20 internationals and thus contributed with both bat and ball in every match. He is averaging 58 fantasy points per match in his last 10 T20 matches which shows his form.
Jason Holder has taken 11 wickets in his last 7 T20 matches and thus has been in good form with the ball. Talking about his batting, he can be more than handy and given that Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo are not in the squad and hence can get more opportunity in this series with the bat.
Runs scored/Wickets taken by Moeen Ali in his last 3 T20Is read 51*/0, 37/1 and 1*/2 thus has given fantasy points with both bat and ball.
WI vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
Adil Rashid has an average of 55 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.1 and a medium XFactor.
Tymal Mills has an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 9 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and a medium XFactor.
Liam Livingstone has an average of 57 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and a medium XFactor.
Brandon King has an average of 33 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and a medium XFactor.
Chris Jordan has an average of 34 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and a medium XFactor.
WI vs ENG Dream11 Team Today
Wicket-Keeper: N. Pooran
Batters: B. King, J. Roy and R. Powell
All-Rounders: J. Holder, L. Livingstone and R. Shepherd
Bowlers: A. Rashid, C. Jordan, O. Smith and T. Mills
Captain: A. Rashid
Vice-Captain: T. Mills