Who Will Win England vs West Indies, ICC CWC 2019?
After a very satisfying victory over Bangladesh, England will aim to secure a couple more points when they take on the West Indies at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. The match no. 19 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on June 14 with live telecast scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM local time.
ENG vs WI, ICC CWC 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Star Cricket, Fox Sports, Sky Sports, Ten Sports, SuperSport, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Foxtel Go, Sky Go, Now TV, OSN Play
ENG vs WI Toss Prediction
Conditions at The Rose Bowl generally tend to be the best for batting early on in the day. Moreover, since eight of the last eleven completed one-day internationals played at this ground have been won by the side batting first, the toss-winning captain might be tempted to bat first here.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for England vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019...
England Team News & Playing 11
ENG Team News
England made just the one change to their side in the previous game against Bangladesh as they opted for an extra seamer in Liam Plunkett, replacing all-rounder Moeen Ali who was on paternal leave. Moeen has returned and is available for this match and he will likely replace Chris Woakes if England decide to draft him into the line-up. Plunkett had a good game with both bat and ball and is likely to be retained. Mark Wood will undergo a fitness test before the match after having some trouble with his foot. This could pave the way for Tom Curran if Wood is declared unfit. Jos Buttler has now fully recovered from his hip injury which means Jonny Bairstow will be relieved from his wicket-keeping duties.
ENG Key Players
Jason Roy has looked in great touch so far in this World Cup. The opening batsman has scored the most runs for England with 215 runs which includes a century and a half-century in three innings. He blitzed 153 in the last match against Bangladesh and the home team will be looking forward to another match-winning knock from him. Apart from him, Joe Root and Jos Buttler are also among the tournament's leading run-scorers and the key figures in this batting line-up.
Jofra Archer has been the standout performer with the ball for England with six wickets at a decent economy rate of 5.22. The pacer returned 3-29 last time and he will pose a serious threat to the West Indian batsmen. Chris Woakes, if played, will take the new ball along with Archer and he will have to share the responsibility of providing the early breakthroughs. Mark Wood (if fit) and Ben Stokes are the other quality bowlers in the side who can trouble the opposition on their day.
ENG Recent Form
England have won nine and lost three out of the twelve completed one-day internationals they have played this year. They are currently second on the CWC 2019 points table having won two and lost one out of the three matches they have played so far this World Cup. They thrashed South Africa by 104 runs in the tournament opener at London before losing to Pakistan in their next match by 14 runs at Nottingham. The hosts, however, returned to winning ways with a huge 106-run victory over Bangladesh in their last match at Cardiff.
England Predicted Playing 11
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes/Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood/Tom Curran
West Indies Team News & Playing 11
WI Team News
Good news for the West Indies is that their star all-rounder Andre Russell is likely to be fit for this upcoming game against England which means Kemar Roach will probably be the one to make way for him. Chris Gayle is still recovering from the back stiffness he had picked up in the opening game against Pakistan, but his injury is not serious enough to rule him out of the game. Evin Lewis was unfit for the last match against South Africa but is expected to be fit for this game. If Lewis makes a full recovery, he will replace Darren Bravo in the line-up and open the batting alongside Chris Gayle with Shai Hope pushed back to number three.
WI Key Players
Chris Gayle, Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran have all had a good hit each in this World Cup. Gayle smashed a fifty in the opening game against Pakistan while Hope scored 68 against Australia. Pooran has also chipped in with a few decent contributions, scoring 74 runs in his two innings. Shimron Hetmyer has not had much opportunities with the bat until now and he is a vital cog in this West Indian middle order.
Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell and Jason Holder are the key men for the Windies when it comes to bowling. The pace trio has been very impressive so far and is likely to cause a few problems for the English batsmen. Thomas is one of the leading wicket-takers in the tournament with six wickets at an economy of 5.62 while Cottrell has five at 5.41. The latter struck twice early in the previous rained-out game against South Africa and he will be expected to do some early damage with the new ball once again.
WI Recent Form
West Indies have now played eleven completed one-day internationals this year out of which they have won five and lost six. They are currently positioned sixth in the league standings with three points from as many matches. The Windies kicked off their World Cup campaign in style with a crushing seven-wicket win over Pakistan at Nottingham but fell short by 15 runs against Australia in their next game at the same venue. Their previous fixture against South Africa at Southampton lasted only 7.3 overs before rain played spoilsport.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
ENG : W L W W W
WI : NR L W L L
ENG vs WI Head to Head
England and West Indies have played 95 completed one-day internationals against each other in the past with the scoreline 51-44 in favor of the former.
England have beaten the West Indies 11 times in the last 13 completed ODI meetings with them. The Windies, however, registered a dominating seven-wicket win when they last played an ODI against England in March 2019 at Gros Islet.
Two two teams have faced each other twice at The Rose Bowl in the game's 50-over format with the hosts securing comprehensive victories on both the occasions; a 114-run win in June 2012 and a nine-wicket win in September 2017.
England vs West Indies Betting Odds
England are heavy favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this match. The home team is 1.35 with Betrally and 1.36 with Betway and Bet365. West Indies are the underdogs for this game and are being offered at a much higher price of 2.87 on Betway and 3.20 on Bet365 and Betrally.
England vs West Indies Prediction
This could be a tight contest as both the teams bat deep, have plenty of match-winners in their ranks and possess a threatening pace attack. England do have the home advantage in their favor in addition to their impressive record at this ground in the 50-over format. The hosts have won each of their last four ODIs here and have beaten the West Indies here twice in two games. Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder and Oshane Thomas are bowling with good rhythm and the Windies will really fancy their chances if these three are able to replicate what they did against Pakistan. But since England are a much more consistent side and are simply too tough to beat at home, we expect the hosts to come out on top in this encounter.
Back England to beat West Indies at 1.35 with Betrally and 1.36 with Betway and Bet365.