England have finally claimed a series win in the Caribbean on this tour, with a 2-0 lead after the first two T20Is of the three-match series. The manner in which ODI series (prior to this series) panned out, more was expected out of the hosts. The first game of the T20 series was competitive but the hosts were all over the place in the second T20I as they were bowled out for 45. It was probably the worst day for the two-time T20 World Champions. What’s in store now – a batting assault or another letdown?
England would want to clean sweep Windies and add to the reputation of the best white-ball side in the world. After a tough going in ODIs, England have found it easy. And unless Windies produce anything special, it could well be another game in the bag for the visitors.
Head-to-head (last five T20Is) Windies – 3, England – 2
Windies vs England 2nd T20I Match Details: Where – Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts; When – March 11 at 01:30 AM IST
Windies Team News: Ashley Nurse remains a doubt after he was excluded from the XI in the last game. Obed McCoy was quite expensive in the last game
Oshane Thomas can be considered in place of Obed McCoy who had a disappointing outing last time around.
England Team News: England may consider adding in-form Mark Wood to the line-up in their last game of the tour. Also, Joe Root can be given rest with Dawid Malan getting a look-in.
ENG Playing 11: Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Denly, David Willey, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Mark Wood
England T20I squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Adil Rashid, Joe Root, David Willey, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan and Liam Plunkett.
WI Playing 11: Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Jon Campbell
Windies T20I squad: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell and Sheldon Cottrell.
Top picks – Jonny Bairstow, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan are the first picks basis their current form. Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell and Fabian Allen are top options with the ball.
X-factor – Joe Denly and Sam Billings can be the game changers.
Risky options – Joe Root and Liam Plunkett can make way for Dawid Malan and Mark Wood.
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