After facing the defeat in the opening match, West Indies are set to host England for another T20I at Warner Park, Basseterre on Friday. The Windies must be looking to bounce back after being battered in the first T20I at St. Lucia whereas the visitors have the opportunity to seal the series in the upcoming match. Both these T20 giants will collide once again for another epic encounter in what has turned out to be a spectacular tour.
West Indies have looked a different side since Jason Holder took charge last year. They look more confident and lethal as a unit, especially in their home conditions. The hosts outplayed England in the test series and toiled hard in the ODI series against a quality English side. The T20I series began on a sour note for the two-time world champions as they lost the opening match by four wickets. Batting first on a tricky track, the WIndies managed to post a challenging total of 160 runs on the board. West Indies would be eyeing to land a counter punch in this must-win match to level the three-match series.
On the contrary, England was flying high before arriving in the Carribean for their last tour ahead of the ICC World Cup. Having lost the test series by 2-1, the visitors tried to up the ante in the ODI series but failed to seal the series as it ended in a 2-2 draw. After a string of inconsistent performances, England must be determined to finish this forgettable tour on a winning note. Tom Curran took four wickets in the first innings while Jonny Bairstow 68(40) led the clinical chase to take his team over the line. With a win in their kitty, Morgon & Co would be eyeing to seal the T20I series heading into the second match tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, March 09, 2019
Time: 01:30 AM IST
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
League: England tour of West Indies
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com
Ground Stats T20I
|Matches won batting first||1|
|Matches won bowling first||4|
|Average 1st Inns scores||110|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||113|
|Highest total recorded||147/3 (19.2 Ov) by WI vs AFG|
|Lowest total recorded||93/10 (13.3 Ov) by AFG vs WI|
|Highest score chased||147/3 (19.2 Ov) by WI vs AFG|
|Lowest score defended||112/3 (15 Ov) by WI vs AFG|
Head-to-head (last five T20Is)
Windies – 3
England – 2
- England may feature Mark Wood in the starting lineup.
- While Joe Root can be rested to make way for Dawid Malan.
- Obed McCoy comes in to replace injured Russel who has been ruled out of this series.
- He might not feature in the playing XI
Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan(c), Joe Denly, David Willey, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Liam Plunkett, Joe Root
Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas.
- Jonny Bairstow (wk)
- Eoin Morgan (c)
- Tom Curran
- Chris Gayle
- Shimron Hetmeyer
- Sheldon Cottrell
Probable Playing XI
Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow(w), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Joe Denly, Sam Billings, David Willey, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid
Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder(c), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
FUNTUSH SAFE XI
FUNTUSH RISKY XI