West Indies vs England, 3rd ODI: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - 25th February 2019
Cricket is an unpredictable sport where any team could beat the other on its day. This was once again proved by an upbeat West Indies side as they edged the World No.1 side by 26 runs in the second ODI.
Heading into the third ODI, England would love to stamp their authority in limited-overs cricket, considering we are only three months away from the World Cup. Led by Chris Gayle at the top of the order, West Indies have been explosive in their approach, similar to that of the English, paving the way for an intriguing contest as both teams look to gain the upper hand in the series.
Squads to choose from:
Jason Holder(C), Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Nicolas Pooran, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, and Sheldon Cottrell.
Eoin Morgan(C), Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Joe Denly, David Willey, Tom Curran, and Liam Plunkett
Playing XI Updates:
No changes are expected of the victorious Windies side from the second ODI. Shimron Hetmyer, once again proved his worth with an aggressive hundred to put the pressure back on to the Englishmen, who were undone by Sheldon Cottrell.
With Chris Gayle following up his hundred in the first ODI with a fifty, West Indies look good to get another vital win over a wounded England side.
Possible XI: Gayle, Campbell, Hope(WK), Bravo, Hetmyer, Holder(C), Brathwaithe, Nurse, Bishoo, Cottrell, and Thomas.
England's bowling hasn't fully fired yet with Eoin Morgan not fully utilizing his best bowler, Adil Rashid's full quota of overs in either game. Mark Wood was back to his menacing best while Tom Curran and Moeen Ali underwhelmed.
Chris Woakes could return to the side at the expense of Curran while Moeen Ali should be given one last chance to put in a decent shift. The batting unit is fairly settled with the batting unit firing on both occasions.
Possible XI: Roy, Bairstow, Root(C), Morgan, Stokes, Buttler (WK), Ali, Woakes/Curran, Plunkett, Wood, and Rashid.
West Indies vs England, 3rd ODI
25th February 2019, 7:00 PM IST
National Cricket Stadium, St. George's, Granada.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:
Wicket-keeper: Both Shai Hope and Jos Buttler are great options to have considering their form and the nature of the pitch. Hope scored an impressive fifty in the first ODI while Jos Buttler has been in good form since last year's IPL, which has seen him regain his spot in the Test side as well.
Batsmen: Joe Root missed out in the second ODI and would be eager to come good in what is a crucial game in the context of the series. Along with him, the in-form Chris Gayle and Jonny Bairstow should prove to be able selections while Shimron Hetmyer is one to keep an out for again come Monday.
All-rounders: Ben Stokes put in another good shift with bat and ball, signaling towards another good performance in Granada. He provides the balance for the English side and would be crucial to their fortunes while Jason Holder is bound to pick up a few wickets along with the promise of quick runs with the bat.
Bowlers: Adil Rashid has been used quite sparingly this series but has always picked up wickets, much to the delight of his captain and fantasy players alike. He is a must have in the team along with the likes of Oshane Thomas and Mark Wood. Sheldon Cottrell picked up his first five-wicket haul last match and could continue his purple patch with another good performance.
Captain: Ben Stokes' all-round abilities make him the perfect captaincy material regardless of the format or occasion. Along with Stokes, the likes of Shai Hope and Jonny Bairstow are also amongst the contenders, with both of them due for a match-winning innings of their own.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Jos Buttler (WK), Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Ben Stokes, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, and Oshane Thomas. Captain: Jonny Bairstow
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Shai Hope(WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Darren Bravo, Ben Stokes, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, and Sheldon Cottrell. Captain: Ben Stokes