The Super-12 matches will commence on Saturday. England and West Indies will face off in the second match in the double header matches on Saturday. Both the teams have been World T20 champions, so this match will be interesting. West Indies have lost both their warm-up matches, while England won one of the two matches. The match will take place in the Dubai International Stadium.
Will Morgan break his inconsistency
Morgan’s form is a serious concern for the English team. Even though Kolkata reached the finals in the Indian T20 League, Morgan’s contribution was too little. However, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow are in excellent form for England. While Moeen Ali will strengthen the middle order, David Malan is also a strong option for England in the middle order, who can fill the place of a finisher in the team. England looks strong in their bowling attack, Mark Wood and Tymal Mills will strengthen the fast bowling attack, along with them Chris Jordan is also a great option for England. Adil Rashid and Livingstone will fill in for the role of a spinner.
West Indies: Wizards of T20 format
The West Indies team is considered a T20 specialist and the reason is simple, the team has been a two-time World T20 champion. Although the team has lost both the warm-up matches, but you still cannot underestimate the sheer potential of the team. They have an experienced and powerful batting line up this time. The players have spent a lot of time in the UAE during the Indian T20 league. Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo could all be part of the playing XI. In such a situation, there is a lot of depth in the batting order.
The minimum and maximum temperatures at Dubai will be 26 and 36 degrees, respectively. With 68 percent of humidity, the weather will be slightly more humid compared to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
The pitch at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is good for batting. The fast bowlers are expected to get some extra bounce and pace in the beginning. Teams batting first at this ground have won 50 per cent of the matches, so the toss will not play a significant role here.
Probable Playing XI For England
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan (c), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tymal Mills.
Probable Playing XI For West Indies
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul