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ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For 1st Test

ENG vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For 1st Test

The two teams resume their rivalry in a fresh WTC season. West Indies are placed sixth on the table while England are placed last.


The iconic Lord’s Cricket Stadium is all set to host the first Test match between England and the West Indies, which will be played from July 10–14. Notably, this Test marks the final match for England pacer James Anderson, as the star bowler is set to retire from international cricket after this thrilling Test game.

The ECB has already announced their playing XI for the opening Test. The side is set to be led by Ben Stokes, who has two new faces, Gus Atkinson and Jamie Smith, who will be getting their debut caps. However, a few players have been dropped from the squad who played the last Test series against Team India earlier this year.

On the other hand, Kiargg Brathwaite is all set to lead the visiting side, and the series marks the presence of star cricker Jason Holder, who missed the bus of the 2024 T20 World Cup owing to injuries. Notably, the Windies squad looks very promising at this moment, as they will get tested by a strong English side playing at home.

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Match Information

Probable PlayingXI


Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, JE Root, HC Brook, JL Smith, Ben Stokes(C), Chris Woakes, BM Duckett, AAP Atkinson, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson

Bench: JM Bairstow, BT Foakes, DW Lawrence, R Ahmed, Mark Wood, MJ Leach, T Hartley, MJ Potts, DY Pennington

West Indies

Kraigg Brathwaite(C), Kirk McKenzie, Z McCaskie, KAR Hodge, Jason Holder, Shamar Joseph, J Da Silva, M Louis, A Athanaze, Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph

Bench: TA Imlach, T Chanderpaul, JP Greaves, Jeremiah Louis, Akeem Jordan, G Moti-Kanhai, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales

Injury News

Veteran pacer Kemar Roach has been ruled out of the series with a knee injury. Cricket West Indies has named Jeremiah Louis as his replacement. Jason Holder who missed the T20 World Cup with an injury has been added to the side.

Weather Report: Clear Sky

Win Prediction: England

Pitch Condition: Balanced

Avg 1st Inning Score: 311

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.

Captains: 8.5

Joe Root ENG | bat

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 | bat

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 | bowl

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.

Ben Duckett ENG | WK

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 | ALL

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.

Kraigg Brathwaite WI | bat

West Indies will bank on Kraigg Brathwaite for a majority of their runs.

Gudakesh Motie WI | bowl

Gudakesh Motie will be good pick from the bowlers category.

Avoid Player Message: 6

Jamie Smith: ENG | BAT

Tevin Imlach: WI | BAT

Head To Head

Players – 11/11

Team 1 – 6 : 5

CreditsLeft – 9.5/100

Ben Duckett: 9

Zak Crawley: 8.5
Joe Root: 8.5

Kraigg Brathwaite: 9

Ben Stokes: 9
Jason Holder: 8.5
Shamar Joseph: 7.5

James Anderson: 9
Gus Atkinson: 8
Gudakesh Motie: 6

Alzarri Joseph: 7.5

Mega League

Players – 11/11

Team 1 – 7 : 4

CreditsLeft – 10/100

Ben Duckett: 9

Ollie Pope: 8.5
Harry Brook: 6.5
Zak Crawley: 8.5
Joe Root: 8.5

Kraigg Brathwaite: 9

Ben Stokes: 9
Jason Holder: 8.5
Shamar Joseph: 7.5

James Anderson: 9

Gudakesh Motie: 6


This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.


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