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West Indies vs England match preview

Published on : 14 June 2019, 11:31 AM
West Indies vs England match preview
West Indies cricket team won the World Cup titles in 1975 and 1979 under the legendary captain Clive Lloyd. However, the last two decades were void for the Caribbeans. But this time, the team are in a great form in both batting and bowling. They showcased their dexterity in the first match after defeating Pakistan by 7 wickets. They, however, got defeated by Australia by 15 runs in the second match. Although their third match with South Africa got abandoned. This time, in their fourth match, they will play with full strength against hosts England.
England, on the other hand, lost their second match in the 12th World Cup. Although they had a fantastic start with victory against South Africa but remain in a critical situation after a defeat against Pakistan. They, however, regain their strength after defeating Bangladesh by 106 runs.  
One-Day Head to Head:
England vs West Indies
Total matches- 101
England won - 51
West Indies won- 44
No Result- 6
World Cup Head to Head:
England vs West Indies
Total match- 6
England won- 5
West Indies won-1
No Result – 0
Ben Stokes:
Even after not being included in the top 10 all-rounders` list of ODIs, Ben Stokes made a fantastic start in the 12th World Cup. He proves his efficiency in batting and bowling. Even his fielding showcased his potency. He secured `Man of the Match` title in their first world cup match. He still retains his quality performance. So, he will be in player to watch list against West Indies. 
Chris Gayle:
This Caribbean batsman has the ability to tackle the match single-handedly. He is considered as one of the greatest batsmen ever in Twenty20 (T20) cricket, Gayle has set numerous records across all three formats of cricket. If he gets the opportunity to survive up to 15/20 overs, he can set a destructive target for the opponents.
West Indies’ possible game changers:
Jason Holder, Oshane Thomas, Andre Russell
Possible English game changers:
Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer
Match time
3:30 pm
Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
Direct broadcasters
Gazi TV, Maasranga Television and BTV
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