ENG vs WI 2nd ODI is set to be played at Kensington Oval, Barbados – The same venue where a couple of days ago we witnessed a runs fest. 724 runs were scored in a little under 100 overs in which Windies batting first posted a total of 360 on the scoreboard – thanks to a brilliant 100 and super sixes by Chris Gayle. And in response, England chased down the 360 runs with six wickets and eight balls to spare and showed that why England – Number 1 Rank Team in ODI – is a serious contender for the upcoming ICC World Cup.
In ENG vs WI 2nd ODI, both teams would be hoping for a better bowling display as we can expect another run-fest in Barbados when two batting powerhouses will face each other on the batting-friendly wicket again.
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Fielding will be a concern as they dropped a few easy catches in the last game. Windies can include Cottrell in the playing XI in place of Carlos Brathwaite who couldn’t contribute enough with both bat and ball in the first ODI.
There batting was up to the mark and no changes are expected, meaning that Alex Hales has to wait for his turn. The only possibility could be Moeen Ali making a place for Tom Curran or David Willey. But England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan is not a big fan of rotation so it will be not a big surprise if he goes with the same lineup in the 2nd ODI.
Let’s have a look at the playing XI of both the teams for ENG vs WI 2nd ODI:
- Chris Gayle
- John Campbell
- Darren Bravo
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Shai Hope (WK)
- S. Cotterrell
- Carlos Brathwaite (c)
- Jason Holder (c)
- Devendra Bishoo
- Ashley Nurse
- Oshane Thomas
- Jason Roy
- Jonny Bairstow
- Joe Root
- Eoin Morgan (C)
- Jos Buttler (WK)
- Ben Stokes
- Tom Curran
- Moeen Ali
- Liam Plunkett
- Adil Rashid
- Mark Wood
Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss
Match Time: The match will start at 8:00 PM (Pakistan), 3:00 PM (UK), 11:00 AM (Local)
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Weather Conditions: The weather is forecasted to be pleasant and a cool breeze should blow for most of the day.
Toss: England won the toss and chose to field first.
Let’s have a look at the form guide of both teams in the last five matches
England– W L W W W
Windies– L L W L L
Head to Head
They both have played against each other 97 times in ODIs. England has won 50 ODIs while Windies have won 42 ODIs. 5 games ended with no result.
- England is currently on a winning streak of 10 ODIs against West Indies. Their last defeat came in Antigua in 2014.
- In 1st ODI, West Indies’ total of 360 for 8 was their joint-third highest in ODIs and highest in West Indies.
- England’s successful chase in the 1st ODI was third-highest overall in ODIs.
- Joe Root passed 5000 ODI runs during the 1st ODI and became the fourth-fastest to the mark. He also became just the 4th English batsman to reach 5000 in ODIs.
- Windies hit 23 sixes in the last ODI, the most in an innings by any team.
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