England vs West Indies Highlights – June 14th, 2019 – Cricket World Cup
Eoin Morgan: “The wicket’s been uncovered, a lot of rain around, a bit of moisture,”. “The World Cup is all about turning up on the day and adapting to conditions. West Indies proved in home conditions that they are a very strong side.”
Jason Holder: would have liked to bowl first too… “We’re up for the occasion, we all know what’s at stake.”
Evin Lewis, Andre Russell and Shannon Gabriel make it three changes for West Indies. Ashley Nurse, the spinner, misses out for an extra quick.
The weather in Hampshire has been miserable all week, so it’s a matter of sitting tight and hoping for clearest skies come to the toss on Friday. Quite how the pitch will have been affected is anyone’s guess – it hasn’t been seen for days. But given the life that West Indies’ quicks extracted in the 7.3 overs available to them against South Africa, it promises to be another bowl-first day.
Watch WI v Eng cricket highlights videos today – 19th match, ICC Cricket World Cup from The Rose Bowl, Southampton (England) Friday, 14-6-2019.
England won the toss and WI will bat first.
1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Adil Rashid, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood.
West Indies team
1 Chris Gayle, 2 Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Shimron Hetmeyer, 6 Jason Holder (capt), 7 Andre Russell, 8 Carlos Brathwaite, 9 Shannon Gabriel, 10 Sheldon Cottrell, 11 Oshane Thomas.
England v West Indies Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
Russell remains the biggest unknown quantity for West Indies on the eve of the contest. He was rested for the South Africa match in a bid to manage his long-term knee problem, and Holder admitted that a decision on whether he plays or not will “boil down to how he wakes up tomorrow morning and feels”. Kemar Roach is a suitable pacy understudy, although he lacks the explosive power with the bat. Evin Lewis also missed the last match after being struck on the hand in practice but is expected to be fit to return in place of Darren Bravo.
England’s hopes of fighting West Indian fire with their own fully-loaded arsenal have taken a slight hit with the news that Mark Wood’s dodgy ankle has been playing up again. He is expected to undergo a fitness test on the morning of the game, but with five more group matches to come before the semis, and England reasonably well placed at this early stage of the round-robin, prudence might be the order of the day. Moeen Ali, who missed the Bangladesh match to attend his daughter’s birth, is likely to slot back into the twin spin attack, alongside Adil Rashid.
Match Timings: 10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Umpires – Sundaram Ravi, Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpires – Rod Tucker
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Paul Wilson
Match number – ODI no. 4158