West Indies vs England 2019

PREVIEW

 

West Indies cricket team decided to turn back the clock to take us all back to the 1970s-80s era with their dominating performance over the highly rated English side. Having won the first two test matches, they have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match test series. Now with the series in their kitty, they would be eyeing to clean sweep the visitors by 3-0. The Caribbean cricket has been transformed manifolds since last year, especially in the white kit they have outplayed their opponents quite often.

Joe Root will be under tremendous pressure heading into the final game of the series. Their bowlers have delivered, but it’s the batting that has let them down in this tour. Apart from Jhonny Bairstow no other batsman has looked in good knick. However, they will be relieved by the absence of Jason Holder in the upcoming match. England would be hoping to bring one back for the consolation win and to keep their heads high.

West Indies have outplayed the English Lions in all the three departments in this series so far. Jason Holder has led his troop from the front and performed with both bat and ball. Windies would be eyeing to dominate the game like the first two tests. They are onto something special if they win the final test to whitewash the England team.

 

Head-to-head (last five Test matches)

 

Windies – 3, England -2

 

Recent Form

 

Windies – W W L L L

England – L L W W W

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2019

Time:  7:30 PM IST

VenueDaren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

League: England tour of West Indies

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

 

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Windies

Jason Holder will be replaced by Keemo Paul for the final match.

England

Ben Stokes is doubtful while Adil Rashid has flown back to England.

 

SQUADS

 

England: Joe Root(c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Ben Foakes, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, and Adil Rashid

Windies: Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Shane Dowrich, Keemo Paul, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Oshane Thomas

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

Probable Playing XI

 

West Indies

  1. Kraigg Brathwaite
  2. Darren Bravo
  3. Shimron Hetmyer
  4. Shai Hope
  5. Shane Dowrich
  6. John Campbell
  7. Roston Chase
  8. Keemo Paul
  9. Shannon Gabriel
  10. Alzarri Joseph
  11. Kemar Roach

 

ENGLAND

  1. Keaton Jennings
  2. Ben Foakes
  3. Joe Root
  4. Moeen Ali
  5. James Anderson
  6. Jonny Bairstow
  7. Stuart Broad
  8. Rory Burns
  9. Jos Buttler
  10. Sam Curran
  11. Joe Denly

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

 

 

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