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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips West Indies vs England on December 3 by Soubhagya Swain,81 days ago  

CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips

West Indies vs England on December 3


Get set for a thrilling clash as West Indies square off against England in the 1st ODI of the England tour of West Indies 2023 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. This three-match ODI series is a crucial contest on West Indian soil. England holds a slender lead in recent head-to-head encounters, having won three out of the last five ODIs against West Indies. In their last clash, England secured a convincing eight-wicket victory, setting the stage for an exciting battle in Antigua. West Indies enters this series following a recent ODI series against India, where they suffered a 2-1 defeat. In their last match against India, West Indies faced a substantial 200-run loss. India posted a challenging total of 351 runs for the loss of five wickets in their 50 overs. West Indies faltered, being bowled out for 151 runs in 35 overs. Gudakesh Motie's 39 runs and a wicket, along with Alick Athanaze's 32 runs, were the highlights for the West Indies, while Romaria Shepherd's two crucial wickets were a silver lining in a tough outing. England comes into this fixture fresh off an unsuccessful ODI World Cup campaign. But they emerged victorious against Pakistan. In their last match, England dominated with the bat, setting a formidable total of 337 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Pakistan struggled in response, managing only 244 runs in 43 overs. Ben Stokes' dynamic 84 runs, Joe Root's steady 60, and David Willey's impactful three-wicket haul were instrumental in England's commanding victory. 

Best economical pick – Gus Atkinson's debut call-up to England's World Cup squad stemmed from stellar County Championship and The Hundred performances. The rapid Surrey bowler hit 95 mph in The Hundred, notably unsettling Jos Buttler in a fiery encounter. Despite limited appearances—14 first-class matches, 2 List A games, and 41 T20s—Atkinson's prowess poses a threat to West Indies' batters. Come Sunday, he stands as the potential leading wicket-taker, capable of causing consistent trouble.

Top captains & vice captains Jos Buttler's World Cup stint as skipper faltered, the burden of captaincy seemingly impacting his performance. Across nine matches, Buttler managed a mere 138 runs at an underwhelming average of 15.33. Expectations are higher for the captain in the upcoming three-game ODI series. Buttler's form holds immense sway, capable of either propelling England towards victory or leading them into another disappointing defeat. A formidable all-rounder, Roston Chase's 687 runs and 27 wickets in ODIs not only underline his consistency but also highlight his immense value in both departments. His ability to stabilize the innings and contribute crucial breakthroughs makes him a linchpin for the team.

Smart pick – A true all-rounder, Tom Curran's 418 runs and 30 wickets in ODIs illustrate his ability to contribute effectively with both bat and ball. His knack for delivering in pressure situations makes him a vital asset.

Cautious Pick – Brydon Carse’s bowling performance has been unimpressive in the last few matches, so he can be avoided in your fantasy team.

My XI – Jos Buttler (Captain), Roston Chase (Vice-Captain), Gus Atkinson, Tom Curran, Harry Brook, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Alzari Joseph, Shai Hope, Liam Livingstone, Ben Duckett

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