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ENG vs WI: 1st Test Dream11 Predictions, Fantasy Tips, Teams, Pitch Report, Top Picks

ENG vs WI 1st Match Dream11 Predictions (x.com)ENG vs WI 1st Match Dream11 Predictions (x.com)

England (ENG) and West Indies (WI) are all set to take on each other in the 1st Test of the three-match Test series. The match will be played at the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground in London, United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 10th at 3:30 PM IST.

Ahead of the game, here is a look at the top player picks, pitch report, fantasy tips, predictions and the best-predicted XIs for the fantasy contests of the match.

ENG vs WI Head-to-head Stats

England and West Indies have faced each other 163 times in the oldest format of the game. While England have managed to win 51 of these games, West Indies have been the dominant side with 59 wins. These two teams have drawn 53 Tests between each other. 

England Won
West Indies Won
Last Five Matches5212

ENG vs WI Pitch Report

The Lord's Cricket Ground's track is always known to be a treat for the faster bowlers. Overcast and humid conditions favour fast bowlers with early swing. As the match progresses, it may favour batters, with spinners becoming influential in later stages. Competitive overall.

Lord's Cricket Ground will host ENG vs WI 1st Test (x.com)Lord's Cricket Ground will host ENG vs WI 1st Test (x.com)

Lord's Cricket Ground Stats (Test Matches)

Matches: 145

Matches won batting first: 52

Matches won fielding first: 42

Average first innings total: 311

Average second innings total: 304

Average third innings total: 286

Average fourth innings total: 148

Highest Total: 729/6 by Australia vs England (1930)

Lowest Total: 38/10 by Ireland vs England (2019)

Fantasy Value from pitch report

  • The opening bowlers, specially seamers from the team fielding first will be good choices. They might influence the game and decide its fate. So, keeping them in the team will be beneficial for the game.
  • As for the batters, middle-order batters will be the safest picks for the game.

ENG vs WI Fantasy Cricket Tips

England Heavy Fantasy XI

  • Batters like Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Ollie Pope and Ben Duckett will be excellent choices for the game.
  • In the bowling department, James Anderson, Gus Atkinson and Dillon Young Pennington will be rewarding choice.

West Indies Heavy Fantasy XI

  • Kraigg Brathwaite, Joshua Da Silva and Jason Holder will be great options from the batters section. 
  • Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph and Gudakesh Motie will be good picks from the bowlers category.

ENG vs WI Winner Predictions

The team winning the toss will have a great advantage in the match but a closer fight between the two teams is expected.

ENG vs WI Top Player Picks

Joe Root (ENG)

The English superstar resorted to the traditional style of Test batting and scored 320 runs in last Test series against India. Root has the form with him and will again be a good choice for the game.

Zak Crawley (ENG)

Zak Crawley has looked in great touch with the bat in last Test series against India and he was top run-scorer of their team . If he gets the best of the batting conditions, Crawley might change the game at the beginning of an innings with his bat.

Alzarri Joseph (WI)

 A right-arm fast bowler, Alzarri Joseph is an extremely talented bowler and a crucial member of his team. The pitch behaviour in the first match will give him an extra advantage, Joseph will be a game-changing pick for the match.

ENG vs WI Differential Picks

Ben Duckett (ENG)

The English opener has been in great touch with the bat. Duckett's aggressive style of batting and his current form make him an important pick for the game, but his only concern is his inconsistency.

Jason Holder (WI)

Jason Holder is a right-arm medium-fast bowling all-rounder, currently placed in the 5th position in the ICC men's all-rounder rankings. His contribution with both ball and bat will be crucial and rewarding in both innings.

ENG vs WI Fantasy Expert Advice

Considering the conditions and probable-XIs, a combination of 2-4-2-3 would be ideal for this fixture.

ENG vs WI Fantasy Team for Head-to-Head/Small Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Ollie Pope, Joshua Da Silva

Batters: Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Kraigg Brathwaite

All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Jason Holder

Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, James Anderson, Jayden Seales

Captain: Joe Root

Vice-captain: Jason Holder

England: 6 Players; West Indies: 5 Players

ENG vs WI Fantasy Team for Winner Takes All/Grand Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Ollie Pope, Joshua Da Silva

Batters: Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Kraigg Brathwaite

All-rounders: Chris Woakes, Jason Holder

Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, James Anderson, Dillon Pennington

Captain: Ben Duckett

Vice-captain: Alzarri Joseph

England: 7 Players; West Indies: 4 Players