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12 Jun 2019 by Rob Esteva

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – England vs West Indies Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is England vs West Indies taking place? Friday 14th June – 10:30 (UK)

Where is England vs West Indies taking place? Rose Bowl, Southampton

What is the expected weather for England vs West Indies? There is a 50% chance of rain in the morning but that should clear by noon and not impact play after that

What television channel is England vs West Indies on in the UK? Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream England vs West Indies? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for England vs West Indies? There are tickets still available to purchase for this match.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting: West Indies beat England by 7 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

ENGLAND

Coach: Trevor Bayliss

Captain: Eoin Morgan

  • England bounced back from the loss to Pakistan by comprehensively beating Bangladesh as they racked up a stunning 386/6 to register their seventh score of 300+ in a row and break the record for most consecutive 300+ totals in ODI history, surpassing Australia’s six in 2007.

  • The only real negative from that match was the hip injury sustained by key batsmen Jos Buttler and although he is responding well to treatment, he is a doubt for this match and there is an outside chance that the selectors decide to be cautious with him and rest him for this match.

  • There is a chance that Moeen Ali will come back into the side for this match although he did suffer at the hands of the West Indian batsmen in their ODI series earlier this year so they may avoid bringing in the all-rounder for this specific match.

WEST INDIES

Coach: Floyd Reifer

Captain: Jason Holder

  • West Indies were thwarted by the rain on Monday as they had South Africa reeling at 29/2 in Southampton but they had to settle for a point apiece as the game was washed out and abandoned so they will look to get back to winning ways here.

  • Andre Russell was left out of that match as he continues to struggle with a troublesome knee problem as Kemar Roach came into the side but the rest will likely have done him some good and they will hope he can return to the starting line-up here.

  • Darren Bravo came back in for Evin Lewis in the abandoned match but neither player has been able to contribute in either innings they have played so Bravo could be given another chance to get some runs in a position which continues to be a weakness for the Windies.

THE PREDICTION

These two teams played a hugely entertaining ODI series earlier this year in the Caribbean and won two games apiece with another match washed out. That series stood out for some of the sensational big-hitting by both teams but Chris Gayle in particular was on fire hitting 39 of the West Indies' 66 sixes in those four matches compared to England’s 37. Fast bowlers were key in that series and likely will be here too although Jofra Archer adds another dimension to this clash. England will be confident on home soil and their batting has the edge in form in what could easily be another shootout.

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