The Caribbeans made a sensational comeback in the second ODI to level the series at 1-1. After losing their first encounter against England by an excellent batting display, West Indies emerged victorious by 26 runs in the second ODI. Windies are now set to host the English Lions for the third ODI at National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada. The upcoming contest is nicely poised for both the teams as they would be eyeing to take the lead in this 5-match ODI series.
The home side has been on a roll since the beginning of this tour. Having won the test series by 2-1, the Windies would be hoping to seal the ODI series as well in the upcoming matches. They bounced back in style to land a counter punch in the second match. Shimron Hetmyer played an exceptional knock to bring the hosts back in the series. He remained unbeaten at 104 runs to make sure his team ended up with 289 runs on the board. Later on, Sheldon Cottrell took a five-wicket haul to hand the WIndies their first victory of this series.
On the other hand, England will be disappointed by their performance in the last match. Having won the toss, they elected to field first hoping to repeat the same feat like the first ODI. However, that was not going to be the case as the visitors ended up on the losing side while chasing a decent total. England bowled well to restrict the hosts under 300, and the stage was set for the batting unit to do their job. After a flurry of early wickets, the English team was all-out for 263 runs. The World No.1 ODI side will be desperate to perform well heading into the third match.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 7 PM IST
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada
League: England tour of West Indies
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com
Ground Stats ODI
|Matches won batting first||8|
|Matches won bowling first||13|
|Average 1st Inns scores||237|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||196|
|Highest total recorded||356/4 (50 Ov) by RSA vs WI|
|Lowest total recorded||70/10 (24.4 Ov) by BAN vs WI|
|Highest score chased||274/3 (49 Ov) by WI vs ZIM|
|Lowest score defended||248/6 (50 Ov) by WI vs PAK|
Head-to-head (last five ODIs)
Windies – 1, England – 4
Windies – W L L W L
England – L W L W W
Chris Woakes can return to the playing XI to replace Moeen Ali or Tom Curran.
Windies are likely to go with an unchanged team after a winning performance.
Kemar Roach has been ruled out of the ODI series.
Andre Russell will join be available for the fourth and fifth ODIs.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Alex Hales, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, David Willey
Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen
- Jason Roy
- Joe Root
- Ben Stokes
- Chris Gayle
- Shimron Hetmeyer
- Jason Holder
Probable Playing XI
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Tom Curran
Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell
FUNTUSH SAFE XI
FUNTUSH RISKY XI