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ENG vs WI 4th ODI: Both teams chase unassailable series lead

ENG vs WI 4th ODI

 

ENG vs WI 4th ODI will be played at the same ground where the 3rd game was washed out. With the 3rd game going complete wash-out and series currently level on 1-1, both teams now have less margin for error in the remaining two matches.

Team News

Currently, the West Indies team looks balanced, and they might not make a lot of changes to the winning combination. One tough decision selectors might have to decide whether to include Andre Russell who was called for national duty from PSL 4 in the playing XI or not. And if yes, then who will he be replacing is the real question. Carlos Brathwaite so far had a below average ODI series, but Windies will also be keen to maintain the balance of the team as Russell is coming into the national team after one year.

The 3rd match was abandoned due to rain, but England did include Chris Woakes in place of Tom Curran for the third ODI. The all-rounder Chris Woakes is likely to keep his place. Ben Stokes could also be included in the playing XI after recovering from ankle injury.

Playing XI Update:

Let’s have a look at the playing XI of both teams for ENG vs WI 4th ODI:

Windies

  1. Chris Gayle
  2. John Campbell
  3. Shai Hope (wk)
  4. Darren Bravo
  5. Shimron Hetmyer
  6. Jason Holder (c)
  7. Carlos Brathwaite
  8. Ashley Nurse
  9. Devendra Bishoo
  10. Sheldon Cottrell
  11. Oshane Thomas

 

England

  1. Alex Hales
  2. Jonny Bairstow
  3. Joe Root
  4. Eoin Morgan (c)
  5. Ben Stokes
  6. Jos Buttler (wk)
  7. Moeen Ali
  8. Chris Woakes
  9. Liam Plunkett
  10. Adil Rashid
  11. Mark Wood

Match Time, Venue, Pitch & Weather Conditions

Match Time: The match will start at 6:30 PM (Pakistan)1:30 PM (UK)9:30 AM (Local)

Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.

Pitch & Weather Conditions: The forecast is for a dry day, but with moisture in the pitch due to recent rain, fast bowlers can exploit it to get early wickets.

Toss: Windies opt to bowl.

Head to Head

They both have played against each other 99 times in ODIs. England has won 50 ODIs while Windies have won 43 ODIs. 6 games ended with no result.

Stats Pack

  • Chris Gayle needs 143 more runs to become the second West Indian to 10,000.
  • West Indies win in the 2nd ODI of the series over England was their first win against England in 11 completed ODIs.
  • West Indies have not defeated England in back-to-back ODIs since March 2009.

With the ENG vs WI 4th ODI set to be played today, which team are you backing? We would like to hear it from you.

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Picture Credit: Cricket County

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