England commenced the five-match One Day International series against Windies with a bang, recording their highest successful chase in ODI cricket. The riveting series opener saw three centuries and 724 runs to delight spectators and viewers around the world. Chasing a mammoth 361, the tourist led by Jason Roy and Joe Root tons, crossed the line with eight balls to spare and four wickets in hand to take a 1-0 lead.
Windies started on a positive note after winning the toss, with returning Chris Gayle blasting a six-laden hundred to give the hosts a platform for a big total. Defending a par score, the hosts could not deliver with the ball and England raced away to the total.
Captain’s react after 1st ODI
“Credit to our batters, I thought we batted well and to get to 360 was remarkable. At the halfway stage I felt we were in the game but we didn’t bowl as well as we’d have liked and we didn’t help ourselves in the field.” – JASON HOLDER, Windies Captain
“Last 10 or 15 overs really halted them [Windies batting] and brought us back into the game. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy then Jason went on to play such a commanding role at the top of the order really did set us up beautifully.” – Eoin Morgan, England Captain
Pitch conditions: Kensington Oval is a batsman’s paradise and once more we may see another run-fest with more than 700 runs on the cards.
Windies vs England 2nd ODI Match Schedule
Kensington Oval, Barbados
February 22 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 L W L L
England – W L W W W
Windies were all over the place with the ball. Sheldon Cottrell can come into the playing XI, with Carlos Brathwaite or Devendra Bishoo likely to make way.
Kemar Roach has been ruled out of the ODI series.
England Team News:
Moeen Ali had a forgetful outing as he was plundered for 85 runs in his quota of 10 over. He could make way for Tom Curran or David Willey.
The probable lineups for Windies vs England 2nd ODI
ENG Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Jos Buttler
Batsmen – Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow
All-rounders – Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, (Doubtful – Moeen Ali, Tom Curran)
Bowlers – Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
WI Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Shai Hope
Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, John Campbell, Darren Bravo
All-rounders – Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, (Doubtful – Carlos Brathwaite)
Bowlers – Oshane Thomas (Doubtful – Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell)
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 – There is not much to separate the two wicket-keeper. You can choose either of the two.
Batsmen – Jason Roy, Joe Root and Chris Gayle are a must after 100s in the first ODI on Wednesday. Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan and Shimron Hetmyer among the other options.
All-rounders – Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes and Jason Holder did well with the ball and can be safe to pick.
Bowlers – Adil Rashid is a safe option after run-fest with most bowlers having a nightmare outing.
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