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.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

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

Total Matches 21
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

Recent Form

 

Windies – W L L W L

England – L W L W W

 

Team News

 

England

Chris Woakes can return to the playing XI to replace Moeen Ali or Tom Curran.

 

Windies

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.

SQUADS

 

England:

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

Windies:

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

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

England

  • Jason Roy
  • Joe Root
  • Ben Stokes

 

West Indies

  • Chris Gayle
  • Shimron Hetmeyer
  • Jason Holder

 

Probable Playing XI

 

England:

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Tom Curran

Windies:

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

 

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