West Indies and England will lock horns in the third and final Test starting from March 24, Thursday at National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.
Both teams looked pretty good and England looked on the dominating comparatively, but there was no result in both contests so far in the three-match Test series. West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite was very good with the willow in the recent contest and we can expect similar intensity from him again in this match.
On the other hand, England have some in-form players in their line-up. Joe Root, the England team skipper, has been in tremendous form of late and English side would be relying heavily on his services. England would be keen to turn the tables in this encounter and produce a result in order to bag a 1-0 series win.
Match: West Indies vs England, Match 3
Date and Time: March 24 to 28, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada
WI vs ENG Predicted Playing XI
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Veerasammy Permaul, Jayden Seales
Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Daniel Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes (wk), Chris Woakes, Matthew Fisher, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood
Pitches in West Indies are not helping bowlers a lot. Surfaces used to be the fastest in the world in the Caribbean islands but of late the wickets turned out to be slow and getting timely wickets turns out to be quite tough as the game progresses.
WI vs ENG Match Prediction
West Indies have a good record against England at home in the longest format of the game and we can expect them to bounce back after a few mediocre performances on the field in both Tests. If the surface assists, we can expect West Indies to have an upper hand in this encounter.
WI vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Jonny Bairstow, Kraigg Brathwaite, Nkrumah Bonner, Dan Lawrence, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Veerasamy Permaul, Jack Leach, Alzarri Joseph
Captain: Ben Stokes, Vice-captain: Kraigg Brathwaite
Fantasy Team #2: Ben Foakes, Kraigg Brathwaite, Joe Root, Shamarh Brooks, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Veerasamy Permaul, Jack Leach, Alzarri Joseph
Captain: Joe Root, Vice-captain: Jason Holder