Eng v WI highlights today – Only T20 from County Ground, Riverside, Chester-le-street, Co Durham (England) Saturday 16th September 2017. Only two twenty/20 matches had been played at County Ground, Riverside, Chester-le-street cricket ground first on 8 September 2012 and second on 31 August 2013. The highest total of the venue is 195 with five down from home team against Australia and second 168 with nine down in reply. AD Hales smashed the highest total of the venue in t20 format and it was 94, second most runs scorer was DA Warner in an innings who scored 53 runs.
England have won the toss and will bowl first.
AD Hales, JJ Roy, JE Root, EJG Morgan (c), JM Bairstow, JC Buttler †, AU Rashid, DJ Willey, LE Plunkett, CJ Jordan, TK Curran.
West Indies team
CH Gayle, E Lewis, MN Samuels, CAK Walton †, KA Pollard, R Powell, CR Brathwaite (c), SP Narine, AR Nurse, JE Taylor, KOK Williams.
Scores in the T20 Blast were less daunting at Chester-le-Street than at most venues during a high-scoring tournament. Late in the season, there could be some assistance for the seamers especially with it being an evening game. The start time also means that spectators may want to take an extra layer with them. The forecast says the odd shower is possible but the game should get through. Ashley Nurse was recalled to the T20 squad after a gap of more than two years and could take Samuel Badree’s place in the side as a second spinner. Alternatively, Ronsford Beaton could earn his first cap if an extra pace option is preferred. England will need to decide how many spin options they require for a mid-September evening match. Curran made a good impression against South Africa so could retain his place. Jake Ball and David Willey are also in the squad.
Match Timings: 18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.50 Interval 19.50-20.10, Second Session 20.10-21.30
West Indies tour of England Only T20I (D/N) Highlights
Umpires – Michael Gough, Tim Robinson
TV Umpires – Rob Bailey
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Alex Wharf