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England takes on West Indies in the first Test of the three-match series from 8th March to 12th March at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Both Rory Burns and Haseen Hameed have been dropped from the England squad.

Zak Crawley
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The likes of Zak Crawley and Alex Lees are likely to open the innings for the team. Left-arm batsman, David Malan has also been dropped from the squad, which means Joe Root is likely to come at three, followed by Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, and Jonny Bairstow at four, five, and sixth position respectively. Jos Buttler too has failed to make the cut and, thus, Ben Foakes will replace him in the playing XI.

Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes
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The bowling unit has got the likes of Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Saqib Mahmood and Craig Overton. Ollie Robinson, who is part of the squad, has been ruled out for the first Test due to injury. As for the spin, Jack Leach is part of the 12-man squad. However, it’s not certainly whether he will be part of the playing XI.

West Indies
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West Indies, on the other hand, would be confident of starting the series with a win. They have got a pretty solid bang unit. The presence of two experienced openers, namely, Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood should keep the team in good stead. At three will be in-form batsman Nkrumah Bonner, followed by Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder at four, five, and six respectively. Joshua Da Silva will continue to keep wickets for the squad.

West Indies have a great bowling unit at their disposal. They have got a lot of variety in the squad, having got the likes of Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Veerasammy Permaul and Aderson Phillip. It will be interesting to see who all makes it into the playing XI.

WI vs ENG Prediction, England vs West Indies 2022- Who Will Win the Match Between England vs West Indies, England vs West Indies 2022, 1st Test

England vs West Indies
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Teams’ Head-to-Head Records:

Stats Matches ENG Won  WI Won
Overall 160 51 58
In the last 5 matches 5 3 2

Toss Prediction for 1st Test

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for 1st Test

England:

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Daniel Lawrence 8 354 27.2
Joe Root 114 9600 49.2
Ben Stokes 76 4867 36.00
Jonny Bairstow 80 4575 34.1.
Zak Crawley 18 903 28.2
Alex Lees

Who will score the most runs for England in the match: Joe Root

Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Chris Woakes 42 125 30.00
Craig Overton 6 17 33.6
Ben Stokes 76 167 32.3
Mark Wood 25 81 31.8
Jack Leach 19 68 32.00

Who will take the most wickets for England in the match: Chris Woakes or Mark Wood

West Indies:

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Kraigg Brathwaite 74 4402 32.6
Jermaine Blackwood 43 2277 30.4
Nkrumah Bonner 9 577 41.2
Shamarh Brooks 8 422 28.1
 John Campbell 15 640 23.7
 Jason Holder 53 2477 31.00

Who will score the most runs for West Indies in the match: Kraigg Brathwaite or Nkrumah Bonner

Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Kemar Roach 68 231 27.2
 Anderson Phillip
Alzarri Joseph 17 40 40.00
Jason Holder 53 138 27.1
Veerasammy Permaul 7 26 35.7

Who will pick the most wickets for West Indies in the match: Kemar Roach or Alzarri Joseph