160 on the board was a cakewalk for a power-packed England side for the Twenty 20 series opener, and it will be the same in 9 out of 10 occasions. Windies must up their game to draw the series level when they meet England in the 2nd T20I at Warner Park on Friday.
Chris Gayle is on red-hot form but could not get going in the last game. Universe Boss, together with power-hitters Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran hold key for the hosts.
England outperformed the hosts in the first Twenty 20 but with explosive Windies players, they can’t sit back. Windies offered little in the first outing but would look to bounce back with a bang.
“We were scrappy in the field. The wicket was a bit two-paced but we bowled too many extras and missed too many chances. We’ll regroup and come back strongly.” – JASON HOLDER, Windies Captain
“The bowlers were magnificent, taking early wickets. Seam bowlers did a good job, so did Adil Rashid and Curran later.” – Eoin Morgan, England Captain
Pitch conditions: The highest total registered at the venue after six T20Is is only 147. Could well be a bowler’s day.
Windies vs England 2nd T20I Match Schedule: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts on March 9 at 01:30 AM IST
Head-to-head (last five T20Is) Windies – 3, England – 2
England Team News:
England can bring Mark Wood back for the fixture. Joe Root is another who can be given rest here, which brings Dawid Malan in contention.
The probable lineups for Windies vs England 2nd T20I
ENG Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings (Doubtful – Joe Root, Dawid Malan)
All-rounders – Joe Denly, David Willey, Tom Curran
Bowlers – Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid (Doubtful – Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood)
WI Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Shai Hope
Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer
All-rounders – Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen
Bowlers – Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
England T20I squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, David Willey, Mark Wood
Windies T20I squad: Jason Holder (Captain), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran and Oshane Thomas.
Wicket-keeper – There is not much to separate the two wicket-keepers. You can choose either of the two.
Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran of Windies can all make the English bowlers toil. Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan can do the same to the Windies bowlers.
All-rounders – Tom Curran, Jason Holder and Joe Denly are all excellent options.
Bowlers – Chris Joran, Adil Rashid and Sheldon Cottrell had a good outing in the first T20I.
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