Saturday, May 30, 2020
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.

Also Read

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

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.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

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.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

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:

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

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

Trending now

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

DD News temporarily shifts operations from Mandi House to Khelgaon after an employee tested positive for Coronavirus after death

News operations of DD News shifted to Khelgaon studio from the night of May 28 while Mandi house studios are sanitised

Mamata Banerjee opens up places of worship from June 1 in West Bengal, refuses to take migrants back saying Shramik Express trains are Corona...

Mamata Banerjee alleged that large numbers of workers returning is the reason behind spike in coronavirus cases in West Bengal

D10: Britain proposes new alliance of 10 democracies including India, South Korea, Australia and G7 nations to break China’s monopoly on 5G technology

The United Kingdom aims to create an alternative suppliers of 5G technology and other technologies to by forming the D10 group

IAF makes heavy-lift CH-47 Chinook helicopters operational in the Eastern air command near Indo-China border

CH-47 Chinook advanced multi-mission helicopters will be based at Air Force Station in Mohanbari in Dibrugarh of Assam near China border

White House slams Twitter for censoring US President Donald Trump but refusing to take action against glorification of Jihad

Donald Trump has been involved in a raging battle against social media giant Twitter after the latter included a 'fact-check' on his tweet.

Twitter restores ISKCON spokesperson’s account after briefly locking it, removes proof of insult of Hindus in Shemaroo video citing copyright violation

ISKCON spokesperson Radharamn Das had posted the vile video on Twitter as a proof of crime against the ISKCON and Hindus

Recently Popular

ISKCON files complaint against comedian Surleen Kaur and Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd for a video where ISKCON devotees were called ‘harami porn-waley’

Surleen Kaur had said in the video published by Shemaroo ‘no doubt we are from ISKCON, but from inside we are all harami porn lovers’.

ISKCON rejects Shemaroo Entertainment’s ‘apology’, to proceed with legal action against comedian Surleen Kaur for abusive, derogatory statements

A complaint had been filed by ISKCON organisation against comedian Ms Surleen Kaur and Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd for her abusive, derogatory remarks against the organisations, saints and Hindus.

Zaira Wasim, who had left acting for Islam, now quotes the Quran to insinuate that locust infestation in Rajasthan is ‘Allah’s wrath’

Several areas in Eastern Africa, Pakistan, and India have seen attacks by massive swarms of locusts recently. However, it is not understood why the former actress is insinuating these locust attacks as some sort of Islamic curse upon a specific group of people whom she refers to as 'arrogant'.

Woman raped by Moulvi Aslam, media gives it a ‘Hindu spin’ by using image of a saffron-clad Hindu priest and describing the perpetrator as...

A Muslim sorcerer claiming to relieve people of their miseries through his wizardry was depicted as a Hindu priest by media organisations

Twist in the tale: ISKCON accepts apology of Shemaroo, says won’t pursue its case against the company for Surleen Kaur video that insulted ISKCON...

ISKCON further stated that it does not believe in vengeance and instead acts in accordance to moral, ethical and legal values.

Connect with us

228,683FansLike
355,089FollowersFollow
243,000SubscribersSubscribe
Advertisements