Date: June 14, 2019
Match: England vs Windies, 19th ODI
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Time: 09:30 AM GMT, 10:30 AM LOCAL, 03:00 PM IST
ABOUT THE MATCH
England and the West Indies have been two of the most impressive teams we have seen in the ICC World Cup 2019 so far. England is the world’s number one ranked team and is playing in home conditions. It was always expected to do well in the cricket world cup.
The West Indies reach the World Cup 2019 by barely making it through a qualification tournament and has only recently started to bring back its superstars to the one-day format. There could not be two more different teams in terms of preparation and their approach to the game.
Yet, when England and West Indies play against each other this Friday, the contest is expected to be a close on. West Indies is the only side against whom England failed to win an ODI series in the last few years.
Two wins from three matches are a fair assessment of the manner in which England has performed at the World Cup so far. They played a near flawless game against South Africa, were let down by their fielding against Pakistan, and then dominated Bangladesh with the bat once again.
The West Indies have won an important game against Pakistan and lost one close encounter against Australia. There is no doubt that the West Indies should have won the game against Australia after having them on the ropes on multiple occasions during the contest.