England won the first and third test match. West Indies won the second along with the only T20 match played. So technically, they are even aren’t they? The two teams meet again for five One Day Internationals starting tomorrow, the 19th of September.
West Indies are looking for a lot more than just winning this tournament. They are looking for a clean sweep. And here’s why. They want to qualify for the world cup without having to take the entrance exam for it. Which means they have to move up in the world rankings and fit into the top eight. Now that is not easy by any standards. Not only are they meeting England who are in fairly good shape, they are meeting them at home. On British land. Where the weather is just as unpredictable.
The West Indies team are in for an uphill task. They missed the Champions Trophy earlier this year. Their absence was very conspicuous. They want to make up for it.
England made it to the CT Semis. They are in good form and shape mentally as well. Bairstow is still in. Jake Ball is likely to be given the ball as well. Will David Willey and Tom Curran be out? England brings in back the now well-rest players - Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes.
Let’s take a look at the squad
Windies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Kyle Hope, Marlon Samuels, Shai Hope(w), Jason Mohammed, Sunil Ambris, Jason Holder(c), Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Kesrick Williams, Miguel Cummins, Jerome Taylor
England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, David Willey, Jake Ball, Liam Plunkett
Here’s my team for the app
What do you think?
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!