Thursday, June 24, 2021
Home Cricket World Cup 2019 Cricket World Cup Match preview - England v West Indies: A run feast in...

Cricket World Cup Match preview – England v West Indies: A run feast in making?

England will be playing a match after a gap of 6 days, are at number 4 in the points table.

The two teams with the biggest hitters of the tournament will face each other at Southampton where finally some sunshine is expected during the day. This may look like an even contest, but West Indies has not won a single game against England in the World Cup since 1979 whereas England has won the next five encounters.

England will be playing a match after a gap of 6 days, are at number 4 in the points table and would be expecting to grab the 2 points against the dark horses of the tournament. A win here will place them above at number 2 spot.

England has a strong batting line up, which already everyone saw in their previous three outings. The only team to score 300 or more each time they went out to bat in this tournament.

Their bowling and fielding have been excellent, and the home fans are surely going to enjoy their team playing. However, England should remember that they couldn’t win the bilateral series against West Indies in the Carribean Island in March this year, despite being the better team.

West Indies, who lost their previous game Australia and a washout against South Africa, must be a little worried. They need to win this match to keep themselves in the hunt for the semis.

Their bowling reminds us of their great past, accurate and on target always in the two matches. However, they must remember that they have to bowl against one of the most reliable batting line up and power hitters. There is much hype when it comes to their batting, but they haven’t done anything extraordinary so far. Their top order must click if they want to beat England in a high-scoring game

The fielding has let them down a bit against Australia, which they can work upon as catches win matches, especially against the top teams, so their support is extremely critical.

Players to watch out

Chris Gayle had an excellent outing against the poms in the home series in which he smashed 424 runs at a strike rate of 134 with 39 sixes in 4 matches. He will be eyeing for a big hundred today, and if he does that, half the job is done for West Indies.

Jofra Archer, who was born and brought up in West Indies, will be critical against West Indian opener Chris Gayle. Jofra has been included in the place of Wiley to strengthen their bowling unit, which lacks aggression on the field. He is the primary threat to the West Indies, and they should play him out without any casualties.

England v Bangladesh in ODIs:

Overall: Matches 101, England Won 51, West Indies Won 44, No Result 6

World Cup: Matches 6, England won 5, West Indies won 1

Recent Form (most recent first): England W L W W W, West Indies NR L W L L

ICC Rankings: England (1), West Indies (8)

Upcoming Records:

Chris Gayle needs 24 runs against England to become the leading run-scorer in One-Day Internationals between two sides. Gayle has scored 1596 runs against England in 35 ODIs and is now only behind Sir Viv Richards who has 1619 runs in 36 ODIs.

Joe Root has scored 381 runs in World Cup and needs 119 more to reach the 500 runs milestone in the World Cup.

Mark Wood has taken 47 wickets and needs three more to become the 29th England player to reach the 50 wickets milestone.

Squads:

England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

West Indies – Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Karnataka: Muslim family kills their own daughter and her Hindu lover in front of the boy’s mother

The 19-year-old Basavaraj Madivalapaa Badiger, an autorickshaw driver at Saladahalli village, and his 18-year-old lover Davalbi Bandagisab Tambad, a resident of the neighbouring Khanapur, were allegedly murdered by the father and other family members of the girl.

UP mass conversion: How Darsh Saxena, Rajeshwari and Priyanka became Mohd Rehaan Ansari, Razia and Fatima, more details emerge

More stories of religious conversion to Islam emerge as Uttar Pradesh ATS investigation intensifies.

Tripura emerges as India’s first 100% vaccinated state in 45 plus age group

With more than 14 Lakh doses administered, Tripura is now India's first state with 100%+ Vaccination in 45 plus age group.

As Congress continues propaganda against vaccines, India achieves over 5 million vaccinations per day three days in a row

While Congress attacked Modi govt over 'decline' in vaccinations on Tuesday, India vaccinated average 70 lakh people daily in 3 days

From cover up to conspiracy to murder: Some unanswered questions about Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s death in Kashmir

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee had died mysteriously days after he was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir for entering the state without permission

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

Recently Popular

‘Is your father a mali or chowkidar? I will cancel your license, H*r*m*zade’: Maneka Gandhi threatens vets in viral audios

The Indian Veterinary Association in a letter have condemned the unruly behavior and unparliamentary language used by Maneka Gandhi against animal doctors.

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

After being slammed by Bombay HC for lack of evidence, Mumbai police names Arnab Goswami as an accused in second TRP chargesheet

Republic TV had submitted before Bombay HC that Mumbai Police have deliberately not named Arnab Goswami in charge sheet to keep the investigation open

Video of a person making anti-India comments circulated on social media falsely claiming that it is the founder of Himalaya Drug Company

Muhammad Manal, the founder of HImalaya Drug Company died in 1986, and the person in the viral video is one Naqi Ahmed Nadwi

Uttar Pradesh: One Dilshad caught breaking idols in Hindu temple in Kannauj, accomplice Umar says they were instructed to do so

Kannauj Police superintend Dr Arvind Kumar informed that a case will be filed under NSA against the main accused and others.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,542FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe