West Indies vs England – 2nd ODI International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is West Indies vs England taking place? Friday 22nd February, 15:00 (UK)

Where is West Indies vs England taking place? Bridgetown

What is the expected weather for West Indies vs England? 27-29c with some cloud cover throughout as well as a slight chance of rain

What channel is West Indies vs England on? Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream West Indies vs England? The match will be streamed live on the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for West Indies vs England? https://www.zoonga.com/venue/D5897FB8-7B1F-4DE7-B456-B9C2ABFE15C3

LAST MEETING
England beat West Indies by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

WEST INDIES

Captain: Jason Holder

  • West Indies were unable to defend the highest score they had made against England as the tourists looked comfortable chasing down the big total they had been set on a pitch conducive to batting.

  • Chris Gayle led the assault as he smashed 135 off 129 despite initially getting off to a slow start in his innings which included 12 sixes and with his teammates adding 11 maximums, the West Indies broke the word record for number of sixes in an innings with 23.

  • West Indies may look to tweak their bowling line-up after they proved ineffective against the English batsmen with all five of their frontline bowlers going for at least 63 runs with Fabian Allen one option to take some pace off the ball.

ENGLAND

Captain: Eoin Morgan

  • England chased down their highest ever ODI total and the third-highest total of all time by any team as they secured an impressive victory over West Indies in the first ODI match in Bridgetown.

  • On a pitch that didn’t give the bowlers much to work with, the tourists were able to comfortably chase down their target with Jason Roy and Joe Root carrying on where they left off from the warm-up match as the pair both notched tons again.

  • Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood are in danger of being left out of the side for the second match with the pitch likely to be in the same condition which could open the door for David Willey to make an appearance.

THE PREDICTION

England showed why they are favourites for the World Cup as they comfortably chased down 361 to claim the first ODI match in the West Indies. Jason Roy and Joe Root looked in fine nick with different approaches both resulting in centuries and they will relish another batting-friendly pitch here. Whichever team wins the toss will likely want to bat second in order to chase the total set but England’s deep battling line-up should have enough regardless of which way that goes.