West Indies beat England in the test series between them the two, including a dominant 381-run win in the first match at the Kensington Oval. England have upped their game in ODI cricket, however, focussing more on the format in anticipation of hosting the World Cup in the summer – excluding one-off matches, they have won their last nine ODI series. England go into the tournament as the number one ODI team in the world, whereas West Indies are ninth and had to qualify for the World Cup after missing out on an automatic spot.
Date– Feb 20, 2019
Time –20:30:00, GMT +5:30
Stadium – Kensington Oval – Bridgetown, Barbados
Winner – England
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
- Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo
WI Team Form
West Indies have not won an ODI series or tournament of any kind since beating Bangladesh at home in 2014. They have lost 12 of the 13 bilateral series they have played since then, as well as failing to win two tri-nation series and losing to Afghanistan in the final of the ICC World Cup Qualifier too – though they did at least qualify in second place from that competition
England Predicted Playing 11
- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid
ENG Team Form
Excluding their one-off game with Scotland last summer, in which they suffered a shock defeat, England have won their last nine bilateral ODI series. Since Scotland’s shock win, meanwhile, they have won ten of their 12 completed matches too.
That started with a 5-0 whitewash of Australia at home – the batsmen leading the way in style as Jason Roy hit two centuries, while Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow both reached 100 in the record-breaking 481/6 at Trent Bridge.