SOUTHAMPTON – After a convincing 106-run victory over Bangladesh, England will probably be up towards a vibrant West Indies unit of their fourth match of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
After a surprising defeat to Pakistan, England aced each division towards Bangladesh, as they first put up 386/6 on board after which bundled them out for 280 within the 49th over. The openers, decided to not fall into the lure of spin bowling, gave an ideal begin, as Jason Roy stroked his method to 153. Whereas Stokes has been giving some priceless overs with the ball, Moeen Ali is prone to return within the taking part in eleven, contemplating the variety of left handers within the West Indies line-up.
However, the West Indies’ bowlers may need lit up the match up to now nevertheless it was the shortage of utility on the batting entrance that price them the sport towards Australia. Their pacers began nicely towards South Africa too, with Sheldon Cottrell choosing up two early wickets, earlier than no additional play was doable on account of rain interruption. The batsmen should step up, to set it up for his or her bowlers who will probably be challenged by the unending English batting line-up.
As soon as their very personal, now their adversary, Jofra Archer will look to defy Chris Gayle and others, promising an thrilling contest inside a contest on the Hampshire Bowl on Friday.
Eoin Morgan is but to supply an innings that may match his stature within the match up to now. Morgan, who averages 76.25 on the Hampshire Bowl and was the best run-scorer for England within the ODI sequence towards West Indies earlier this yr, may be the largest menace to his opponents on Friday.
Chris Gayle had lit up the match with a power-packed 50 towards Pakistan however may final solely until the fifth over towards Australia. The Universe Boss relishes batting towards England averaging 51.42 towards the hosts, opposite to his profession common of 38.14 and can look to stamp his authority early on within the innings.
It will be a cloudy begin to the day which might help the quick bowlers early on, tempting the captains to subject first. The afternoon will see rain turning into a bit showery with some brighter spells creating later.
West Indies’ electrical bowling assault has caught the attention at this World Cup however Jason Holder insists it’s their brains – as a substitute of their brawn – that enables them to flourish. The Caribbean aspect have already proven what they’re able to on this match, bowling Pakistan out for simply 105 because of a barrage of quick deliveries en path to a seven-wicket win of their opening recreation.
And Holder believes it’s their capability to outfox batsman outdoors of the powerplays which has sparked an upturn in kind for the reason that final ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup – a four-year interval by which they didn’t win an ODI sequence.
“We’ve been getting wickets. I believe beforehand we haven’t been getting wickets within the center,” he mentioned. “We have now at all times bought wickets with the brand new ball. However beforehand we haven’t been capable of get wickets within the center overs. And it’s been the speaking level over the past couple of months in one-day cricket and now on this match we have now been capable of get wickets within the center overs which has undoubtedly damaged the again of most groups. I believe if we proceed in that useless, we will probably be a power to be reckoned with however we have now to take it recreation by recreation. This recreation towards England, as I mentioned earlier than, is a really, essential recreation and we have now simply bought to dot all of our Is and cross the Ts.”