England vs Windies 2020 2nd Test Preview Fantasy 11 Playing 11 Pitch Report

England vs Windies 2020 Ben Stokes and Jason Holder shake hands. Joe Root will be back as captain for Old Trafford.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: West Indies captain Jason Holder shakes hands with England captain Ben Stokes after winning the 1st #RaiseTheBat Test match at The Ageas Bowl on July 12, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images for ECB)

England vs Windies 2020 – A recovery required?

Regular captain Joe Root will be reinstated into the side after missing the first test due to the birth of his second child. England vs Windies 2020 so far, has not gone to plan for the hosts.

The England Management has confirmed that Joe Root will replace Joe Denly in the playing eleven. England missed him in the first test. Stuart Broad could also return for the second test match at Old Trafford.

England lost the first game at the Ageas Bowl. What must they do to level the series against the West Indies?

Stuart Broad had not missed a test match in the last 8 years prior to the Ageas Bowl. However, his bowling average away from home is not great. As a result, England chose Mark Wood to play instead. England views Wood and Archer as their weapons away from home.

England vs Windies 2020 Joe Root will return to the England test team
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 15: England captain Joe Root talks to England Head Coach Chris Silverwood during a England Nets Session at Emirates Old Trafford on July 15, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Therefore, the England management perhaps does not mind conceding a home series if they can triumph away from home. Is England vs Windies 2020 the correct series to concede? Millions of viewers are watching post the coronavirus break. Surely, England must attempt to win to inspire a younger generation of cricketers?

Buttler or Foakes?

Jos Buttler looked brilliant in the practice games coming into the first test. However, he scored only 35 and 9. As a result, Jos Buttler must score big runs at Old Trafford, in order to prevent being replaced by Ben Foakes. Jos Buttler also dropped Jermaine Blackwood – who went on to make a crucial 95.

West Indies made a positive start with a win in the first test in the three-match test series after defeating England. Jason Holder and his men will look to wrap the series in the second test match at Old Trafford. West Indies may not make any changes to a settled unit in the England vs Windies 2020 test series.

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Head to Head in last 5 matches

West Indies have been dominant of late against England in test match cricket
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 12: England captain Ben Stokes reacts as West Indian batsmen Jermaine Blackwood and Roston score runs during day five of the 1st #RaiseTheBat Test match at The Ageas Bowl on July 12, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

England: 2

West Indies: 3

Drawn: none

Pitch Report :

Old Trafford has always had assistance for the fast bowlers if they hit the right length. As the game progresses there could be a little bit of help for the spinners.

Squads – England vs Windies 2020

England:

Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Reserves: James Bracey, Sam Curran, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, Olly Stone.

West Indies:

Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Shane Dowrich, Roston Chase, Shemarh Brooks, Rahkeem Cornwall, Nkrumah Bonner, Alzarri Joseph, Chemar Holder, John Campbell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jermaine Blackwood, Shannon Gabriel.

Reserves: Sunil Ambris, Joshua Da Silva, Keon Harding, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shane Moseley, Anderson Phillip, Oshane Thomas, Jomel Warrican.

Probable 11 – England vs Windies 2020 2nd Test 

The teams shake hands at the Ageas Bowl
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 12: The players shake hands after the 1st #RaiseTheBat Test match at The Ageas Bowl on July 12, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

England:

Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Root(C), Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad.

West Indies:

Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shemarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (C), Shane Dowrich, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.

Top Fantasy picks for England vs Windies 2020 – Old Trafford

England vs Windies 2020 2nd Test Match at Old Trafford
England vs West Indies Dream 11 Second Test (Image Credit/Dream 11 Official App)
  • Joe Root averages 85 at Old Trafford – he is a must in the team.
  • Zak Crawley, Rory Burns, Roston Chase, and Kraig Brathwaite all got starts in the first match and Blackwood scored a match-winning knock of 95 runs.
  • James Andreson averages 22 at Old Trafford and 23 against the West Indies. Shannon Gabriel took 9 wickets in the first match and he should be an easy selection.
  • Captain Jason Holder has once again proved that with the ball that he is the best All-rounder in the world. He took figures of 6 for 42 in first innings and scored 82 runs in two innings combined.

England vs Windies 2020 at Old Trafford. Can Joe Root and his men level the series, or will Jason Holder’s side triumph again?

 

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