ICC World Cup 2019: England vs Windies, Rose Bowl — Windies’ Predicted Playing XI
In the game number 19 of the ICC World Cup 2019, England will wrestle with unpredictable Windies which offers a lot for the fans of both the teams. Well, England vs Windies match could spring a surprise or so given to the ability of Windies camp. Ahead of the Windies’ predicted playing XI, there is plenty to talk about.
Well, the Three Lions have maintained the third spot with two wins in three games. Whereas, Windies are listed sixth with a solitary win in three matches.
Moreover, Windies’ previous game against South Africa ended up on distributing a point each due to bad weather.
Overall, it’s going to be an exciting contest.
Here’s Windies’ predicted playing XI for the ICC World Cup 2019 clash against England:
Chris Gayle, who is known for playing an effortless strokes, will hold a key for the Windies in a bid to dominate English bowlers. Gayle, who takes his time to began for his onslaught, poses a threat for any of the top-notch team on his day.
The stroke-maker in the form of Evin Lewis is following the footsteps of his senior opening partner, Gayle. Lewis might have had struggled, but he could be an X-factor.
Lewis has a knack of going after the bowlers early on which could boost the middle-order batsmen.
The talented cricketer Shai Hope brings in a lot of hope for the Caribbean team in the quadrennial event. He is in good stead following a good knock against Australia.
The top-order batsman is capable of playing long innings, which could eventually help his team to post a good total or provide impetus in pursuit of chasing a target.
The wicketkeeper-batsman Nicolas Pooran has a reasonable conversion rate.
Moreover, in the middle-order line-up, he brings in a lot of variety given to his ability to rotate the strike-rate and subsequently to change the gear in a bid to put pressure on the opposition.
Pooran is patient enough to deliver according to the circumstances.
Shimron Hetmyer is another prospect who charges against the bowlers. Hetmyer might have been unfortunate while finding himself short of his crease against Australia, but he is a quick learner of the game.
All in all, Hetmyer would want to deliver for his team.
Jason Holder has done an outstanding job for the Windies team in the recent past. Known for his hitting prowess, Holder has also done a fair job with a ball in his hand.
After playing his captain’s knock against Australia, Holder would be keen to contribute in the middle-overs apart from marshalling his troops.
Andre Russell is a kind of batsman who could change the course of the game in a couple of overs.
Remarkable on the field, Russell is equally good with the ball. The three-dimensional player like Russell adds plenty to the team.
Russell is a player to watch out for the Windies against top-notch England.
Carlos Brathwaite who had a mixed show in the recent past. He needs to back his strength to deliver for the team’s cause. Known for playing cameos, Brathwaite could further play a major role with his medium pace bowling.
Brathwaite would want to excel in a much-awaited clash.
The 30-year-old off-spinner Ashley Nurse is shouldering the responsibility in the spin department. The experienced campaigner has a chance to improve his average who has so far bagged 49 wickets in 53 ODIs since 2016.
The wily customer Nurse could trouble English batters with his variety.
So far, in three matches, the Jamaican-born medium pacer Sheldon Cottrell has bagged five wickets. The left-arm pacer would want to generate the angle to challenge England’s explosive openers.
However, he has been creating a buzz with his Sheldon salute.
In his short international stint, Oshane Thomas has impressed one and all.
The 22-year-old pacer has peppered Pakistan with short-pitch stuff in Nottingham, before bagging two wickets against Australia at the same venue.
Thomas has made good use of English conditions, and he will hold a key for the Windies with the new ball.
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