The third and final T20 match between Windies and England is going to be played, as the hosts to win at least one game against a second string visitor side on Sunday.
Windies are coming off one of the biggest defeats a team has faced in recent years. They were bowled out to a total of 45 runs as they were chasing a decent target of 180. The entire batting order collapsed, and it was clear that this team can easily self implode if their main batsmen don’t show on the game day. The lack of experience which can sometimes be a good thing, as it makes the players be fearless, came to bite back, as the side was left embarrassed on their own turf. They have to muster a response, or else the mentality will be weakened before the start of the ICC World Cup 2019.
On the other hand, England looked formidable and a side who is worthy of being at the top of the ICC ODI Rankings. Even though they have deployed a second string for this series, the youngsters have used this chance to showcase their own ability to the selectors. They exhibited a complete performance and hardly did anything wrong. The last game gives them the opportunity to experiment, and fiddle around with a new combination in order to prepare themselves for the grand tournament just two months away.
Venue – Warner Park, St Kitts & Nevis
Date & Time – 11th March | 01:30 AM IST
Windies – Jason Holder(c), Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy
England – Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Sam Curran, David Willey
Windies – Shai Hope, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Nicolas Pooran, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
England – Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Joe Denly, Sam Billings, David Willey, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid
Key Players –
Windies – Chris Gayle | Shai Hope | Sheldon Cottrell
England – Jonny Bairstow | Joe Root | Chris Jordan