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West Indies vs England 2019, 1st ODI: Match Details, Team News, Key Players & Prediction

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18.17K   //    20 Feb 2019, 11:50 IST

Ben Stokes will play a major role in this ODI series ahead of the ICC World Cup
Ben Stokes will play a major role in this ODI series ahead of the ICC World Cup

West Indies are set to host the English Lions for the first ODI at Kensington Oval. The five-match series between the Windies and England will be played from 20th February to 2nd March. The home side must be beaming with confidence after their historic test series win against the English team.

Though, it will be a different ball game altogether when they face the top-ranked nation in the 50-over format. England has played some excellent white-ball cricket in the last couple of years and beating them will not be easy.

The hosts will be ecstatic with the arrival of the Universe Boss Chris Gayle in their squad. Jason Holder has led his team from the front in some tough times for West Indies cricket. The stage is set for a thrilling contest when these two giants will collide with each other.

The home side will be hoping to get their combination right before the commencement of the ICC World Cup. West Indies will be suffering from injury setbacks to key players like Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul, and Rovman Powell have been ruled out of the series.

On the other hand, England will be an entirely different side under the leadership of Eoin Morgan. Having lost the test series, England would be hoping to bounce back with style.

Though the visitors have the edge over the Caribbean in the 50-over format, they will be under some kind of pressure. England has a point to prove ahead of the ICC World Cup which will be played at their backyard. They would be eyeing to avenge their embarrassing loss in the test series.


Match Details

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 8:30 PM IST

Venue:  Kensington Oval, Barbados

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League: England tour of West Indies

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com


Squads

England

Eoin Morgan (c), Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Joe Denly, David Willey, Tom Curran and Liam Plunkett

West Indies

Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach and Oshane Thomas


Probable Playing XI

West Indies: Shai Hope, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse and Oshane Thomas

England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood

 

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