We have seen two outstanding Test matches between West Indies and England so far. Both the Test matches went to the final day and kept the audiences on the edge of their seats. Now, the series is level at 1-1and the third Test match will be held at Old Trafford, Manchester from July 24-28 at 03.30 PM (IST).
PREVIEW FOR DREAM11 FANTASY
In the West Indies side, Alzarri Joseph may be replaced by Raymon Reifer as in one of the practice match before starting the Test series, he claimed 5 wickets. Because he is a left-arm fast seamer, Reifer can add another dimension to the attack of West Indies.
Shai Hope and John Campbell, both are struggling very hard with their form at the top of the order, but due to not having any experienced batsmen, West Indies team have to go with these two batsmen.
For the series decider match, both Jofra Archer and James Anderson will join the England side which means this time Sam Curran will have to sit in bench despite performing decently in the 2nd Test match.
Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad will retain their position in the England team despite the return of Archer and Anderson. Then, might be Ollie Pope sit outside and at no.7, Chris Woakes might bat with Jos Buttler shifting up to position no. 6 for team England.
The weather condition is not that much good as there are chances of having heavy rain from the second day onwards. On opening day, a full day’s play is expected, but on the second day, there is more probability of rain.
On the 3rd and 4th day, the precipitation comes down to nearly 50% and on the final day, 40% which is slightly better than the second day, but still, it is not good news.
At this moment, the weather forecast suggests that there will be a chance of wasting much time due to rain.
For the complete duration of the second Test match, the pitch in Old Trafford helped the fast bowlers. By bowling in the right direction, the fast bowlers have got something good from the surface.
The track of the ground may favor again to the fast bowlers in the 3rd Test match and it will benefit both the teams as both have quality, fast bowlers.
Although Broad of England team is not considered as a fast bowler, he is capable enough to take advantage of the pitch.
INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS
There was no injury update from any player.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF ENGLAND
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF WEST INDIES
Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder (C), Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer, Shannon Gabriel
England – Ben Stokes, Joe Root, James Anderson, Jofra Archer
West Indies – Jason Holder, Jermaine Blackwood, Shannon Gabriel
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain options – Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jason Holder
Vice-Captain options – Kemar Roach, James Anderson, Joe Denly
DREAM11 TEAM FOR 3RD TEST MATCH OF ENGLAND vs WEST INDIES
|Rory Burns||Shane Dowrich||Roston Chase (VC)||Stuart Broad|
|Ollie Pope||Raymon Riefer||Kemar Roach|
|Kraig Braithwaite||Ben Stokes||Jofra Archer|
*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*