After an impressive Test series (2-1) win over, Windies are ready to take on England in the five-match ODI series starting on Wednesday. The hosts may have been the victors in the longer form of the sport, but it’s a different ball altogether in the 50-over format where the tourists are the top-ranked side. However, the return of Universe Boss Chris Gayle forces the issue for Windies and also makes it a riveting contest.
England start as favourites
Eoin Morgan’s side, ranked the best side in the world, start preparations for World Cup 2019. However, they must avoid complacency and need to start on the front foot to meet the Windies challenge. The tourists recorded a comfortable win in a warm-up match against UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI. Can they do it when it matters?
Windies vs England 1st ODI Match Schedule
Kensington Oval, Barbados
February 20 at 08:30 PM IST
Head-to-head (last five ODIs)
Windies – 0, England – 4, No Result – 1
Recent Form (last five ODIs, recent first)
Windies – L W L L L
England – L W W W
Opener Evin Lewis along with all-rounders Keemo Paul and Rovman Powell are not available due to injuries.
Windies can hand debuts to John Campbell and Nicholas Pooran.
England Team News:
England have a headache to choose between Chris Woakes and Tom Curran, with David Willey also in the wings.
The probable lineups for Windies vs England 1st ODI at Bridgetown
ENG Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Joe Root (Doubtful: Alex Hales)
All-rounders – Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, (Doubtful: Chris Woakes, Tom Curran)
Bowlers – Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
WI Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Shai Hope
Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, (Doubtful – Nicholas Pooran, John Campbell, Darren Bravo)
All-rounders – Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse
Bowlers – Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Joe Denly, David Willey, Tom Curran and Liam Plunkett.
Windies ODI squad: Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach and Oshane Thomas
Wicket-keeper – Both Shai Hope and Jos Buttler are quality batsmen and you can pick either.
Batsmen – Jason Roy and Joe Root smashed hundreds in the UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI and would be bursting with confidence. Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer are Windies batsmen you shouldn’t miss can’t be missed.
All-rounders – Jason Holder, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali are all safe options.
Bowlers – We’d bet on Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Oshane Thomas and Kemar Roach among the bowlers
Quick Tip – Alex Hales batted lower down the batting order in the only warm-up game and may continue to do so in the ODI series. Keeping that mind, it is not a worthy proposition.
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