ENG-W vs WI-W, 1st T20: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - June 18th, 2019
England Women and West Indies Women resume their battle as they play each other in the first of three T20 internationals in Northampton.
After a stunning performance in the ODI series which saw them clinch a clean-sweep over the Windies, the English Women will be looking to sustain their momentum with the likes of Danielle Wyatt and Katherine Brunt in their ranks.
The West Indies women, on the other hand, are a different side in the shortest format despite Stafanie Taylor's fitness woes and will be banking on Hayley Matthews to make an impact in the series. Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.
Squads to choose from
Amy Jones, Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Heather Knight, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Alex Hartley, Jenny Gunn, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor, Danielle Wyatt, Linsey Smith
West Indies Women
Stafanie Taylor, Kycia Knight, Shemaine Campbelle, Natasha McLean, Shakera Selman, Britney Cooper, Afy Fletcher, Kyshona Knight, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Shamilia Connell, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack
Playing XI Updates
With the kind of form the English batters are in, they enter the game as the clear favourites on Wednesday. Danielle Wyatt will open the batting alongside Tammy Beaumont which does force the in-form Amy Ellen Jones to bat at number three.
Nat Sciver and Heather Knight have also done well in recent games with both bat and ball while one of Lauren Winfield or Sarah Taylor should complete the batting unit. Katherine Brunt and Kate Cross will be crucial upfront with the new ball while Sophie Ecclestone's left arm spin in the middle overs could be pivotal.
Possible XI: Wyatt (WK), Beaumont, Jones, Sciver, Knight (C), Winfield, Brunt, Cross, Ecclestone, Shrubsole and Linsey Smith.
West Indies Women
Stafanie Taylor should be passed fit for this game as the Windies look to get their first win against the English on this tour. Considering the previous T20 series against Ireland, not many changes are expected with Hayley Matthews and Britney Cooper opening the batting for them.
Stacy Ann-King has also developed into a wonderful all-round option and could be pivotal alongside her captain Taylor while the bowling unit will have to step up against the might of England's batting unit.
Possible XI: Matthews, Cooper, King, Campbelle (WK), Nation, Taylor(C), McLean, Knight, Ramharack, Selman and Fletcher.
England Women vs West Indies Women, 1st T20
18th June 2019, 11:30 PM IST
County Ground, Northampton
A good pitch is on offer for both teams with some swing upfront with the new ball. The weather isn't too great with persistent showers expected latter in the day, which could make it an even game between bat and ball.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Only one keeper is opted for this game in Amy Ellen Jones, who has simply been too good for the Windies in the recently concluded ODI series. With two man-of-the-match awards in three games, Jones will look to cement her place in the T20 squad with some runs at the top of the order in Northampton.
Batters: Danielle Wyatt is one of the best batters in women's cricket and should be picked without any hesitation alongside the likes of Tammy Beaumont and Stacy Ann-King. King's added bowling ability opens up another outlet to gain points, making her a great option for the fantasy team.
Allrounders: As many as three potentially world class allrounders are picked for this game in Natalie Sciver, Hayley Matthews and West Indian captain Stafanie Taylor. With a rain curtailed game mostly likely to occur, the big hitting abilities of the trio are almost certain to come into play while their bowling also makes them invaluable assets to any team.
Bowlers: Kate Cross and Katherine Brunt have been in decent form off late to warranty a spot in the fantasy team. The likes of Sophie Ecclestone and Anya Shrubsole are also great options while Afy Fletcher remains West Indies' best chance at picking wickets in the middle overs.
Captain: Danielle Wyatt and Hayley Matthews are the preferred options given their undeniable talents at the top of the order. Stafanie Taylor and Kate Cross are also good options to utilize as captain or vice-captain given their ability with the ball in hand.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Amy Ellen Jones, Stacy Ann-King, Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Nat Sciver, Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews, Afy Fletcher, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone and Katherine Brunt. Captain: Danielle Wyatt, Vice-Captain: Hayley Matthews
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Amy Ellen Jones, Stacy Ann King, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor, Afy Fletcher, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone and Anya Shrubsole. Captain: Hayley Matthews, Vice-Captain: Kate Cross.
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