ENGLAND IN WEST INDIES 2019
Cricbuzz Employees • Final up to date on Mon, 25 Feb, 2019, 07:29 PM
Can Windies take a sequence lead in opposition to all odds? © AFP
And the covers are off…
Excellent news? It appears so. The solar is out too so the bottom ought to dry out fairly so. Or so we hope…
UPDATE: It seems to be drizzling now. The covers are nonetheless on. There’s additionally gloomy skies. And the stadium does not have floodlights. We’re in for a looooong night time, people!
Information coming in from Grenada is that toss has been delayed on account of some in a single day rain. However the excellent news is that the solar is out for the time being. The ready sport is on…
In what can solely be described as a large shot within the arm, Windies may have Andre Russell again from the subsequent ODI. They’d be itching to take a lead at this time and put out a fair stronger aspect from the subsequent sport on.
Prelude – Can Windies ruffle extra feathers?
It is nearly time for the World Cup and also you’d assume the highest contenders – additionally the No.1 aspect within the World – would pocket the five-match sequence in opposition to the ninth-placed aspect and enhance their egos going into a house occasion. However, no.. England aren’t up for such easy issues in life. They chased down 360 within the first ODI after which caved in chase of 268. All of a sudden, the house group brigade who would’ve favored to consider at the very least this trophy ‘is coming dwelling’ have just a few doubts. Windies have effectively and actually ruffled some feathers.
England might or might not spend sleepless nights fascinated about their Check group’s performances in West Indies, however they completely won’t take such setbacks in probably the most essential format of the sport for them for the time being.
Windies’ strategy to cricket appears all enjoyable once more. Chris Gayle, although much more motionless than he was the final time he performed for the nation, is constant to whack it out of the park and so they have one of the thrilling younger batsmen – Shimron Hetmyer – doing a whole lot of that too. Windies turned England over within the second ODI with one glorious group change – bringing in Sheldon Cottrell – and the soldier is likely to be a giant hindrance once more. How do England cope with him now? Vithushan Ehantharajah wonders the identical on this preview.