Windies have shown what an exciting team they are but do they stand a chance against title contenders England on Friday?
Power-packed batting boasting the likes of Gayle, Russell, Pooran and Hetmyer, Windies have enough firepower with the bat but there is only one Shai Hope who can keep the ship steady. With the ball, there is plenty of pace and swing options but spin is their weak suit.
England, on the other hand, received a reality check from Pakistan early in the tournament but bounced back with an emphatic win in the last outing. They would want more of dominant displays to take their juggernaut forward.
Match: Match 19
Competition: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date and time:
Ground: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
No Changes in England Side.
Three changes in Windies side
Evin Lewis and Andre Russell are back to Serve Windies.
Shanan Gabriel will be playing his first game for Windies.
England Team News
Jos Buttler suffered a thigh bruising during the Bangladesh game. Team management is hopeful of wicket-keeper batsman’s recovery.
There is also fitness concern over the availability of Mark Wood. If unavailable, England may turn to Moeen Ali or Tom Curran
Windies Team News
Andre Russell was not fit for the last game. There is no news on his availability as of now. If fit, he can come in for Darren Bravo.
England vs Windies 2019 Cricket World Cup Predicted XIs & squads
ENG Playing 11 (probables): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
England World Cup squad: Liam Plunkett, Eoin Morgan (c), Adil Rashid, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran
WI Playing 11 (probables):
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Oshane Thomas
Jos Buttler – Averages 64 against Windies in the last 10 ODIs
Jason Roy – Averages 55.28 against Windies in the last 10 ODIs
Shai Hope –Averages 60.36 in the last 13 ODIs
Chris Gayle – Averages 69.3 against England in the last 10 ODIs