WI vs ENG Halaplay Prediction | Windies vs England 2nd ODI Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team
After losing the test series to the hosts Windies, England came back strong to win the first ODI match in the 5 match series. The signs of an English revival were there in the third test match and it is there to see that the visitors are finally back to full strength. Both the teams will fight it out in the second ODI match today at the Kensington Oval.
Venue – Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date & Time – 22nd Feb | 08:30 PM IST
England have grown into their West Indies tour and their normal standards are being showcased now. The visitors had an underwhelming start to the tour where they were comfortably beaten in test series. However, the top-ranked ODI side in the world showed their salt in the very first ODI.
It doesn’t take a genius to spot that the biggest strength of England is in their batting. In the likes of Jason Roy, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan, they have some of the best hitters of the ball in the world. Thus, Windies need to figure out how to neutralize such a devastating attack. To the credit of the hosts, they did a pretty good job at that in the test series and they need of the repeat of the same.
Windies captain Jason Holder acknowledged the batting strength of the visitors after the first loss. He said that his bowlers needed to be more “precise” against an England team that packs a heavy punch in their batting. He added, ” The way ODI cricket has gone, 300-320 is par these days.”
This is the year of the ICC Cricket World Cup and there is enough talk around about who is going to win it. Being the number one ranked team, England are the favourites for many – and rightly so. The stage is set for England to show how they are the strongest ODI team in the world. A win in the 5 match series in Windies will go a long way in making a big statement for the upcoming world cup.
The second ODI gives England the opportunity to bring them to the cusp of an early series win. While Windies would be keen to make a comeback and challenge the visitors.
Probable Playing 11:
Windies: Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder (capt), Carlos Brathwaite/Sheldon Cottrell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Key players – Chris Gayle | Jason Roy | Joe Root | Eoin Morgan