West Indies vs England: With a victory over England in the opening game of the series, West Indies got off to an explosive start. The West Indies will attempt to return to ODI cricket in the next games and tournaments after missing out on the World Cup earlier this year.
Conversely, England had a World Cup to forget. They again had a dismal start to this series, falling to the West Indies by 4 wickets. In a few matches, England will want to start winning games and putting in better performances to make a comeback in the Champions trophy.
The 2nd ODI match between West Indies vs England will take place on December 6th, 2023, at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Match Details to Note:
Match: West Indies vs England, 2nd ODI match
Date: December 6th, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
The previous game was won by the West Indies by 4 wickets. In the 1st game, the Windies elected to bowl first and gave themselves a target of 326 runs in 50 overs. Motie, Oshane Thomas, and Romario Shepherd each took two wickets for the squad. They had a decent balling performance and took the necessary number of wickets to halt the English hitters to a high score.
The Windies batters played brilliantly, allowing them to chase down this score with four wickets remaining. Leading from the front, captain Shai Hope scored 109 runs in a perfect inning and remained not out. In the upcoming match, he will be crucial to the West Indies team’s comeback.
Shai Hope (captain), Alick Athanaze, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Matthew Forde, Shimron Hetmyer, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie, Kjorn Ottley, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas.
Players to watch out for:
Leading from the front, captain Shai Hope scored 109 runs in a perfect inning and remained not out. In the upcoming match, he will be crucial to the West Indies team’s comeback.
Gudakesh Motie took 2 wickets in the last match of Harry Brook and English captain Jos Buttler and was the player with the lowest economy (4.90). He is an important player of the West Indies side and will be the player to watch out for.
Possible Playing XI:
Brandon King, Alick Athanaze, Keacy Carty, Shai Hope (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Oshane Thomas
In the opening game of the series, England was defeated by 4 wickets. During the game, Team England batted first and scored 325 runs. Harry Brook led the team in scoring with a middle-order knock of 71 runs. He played a key role in helping his team achieve a good result.
However, the opposition batters were all over the English bowlers, making it impossible for them to defend the target. Gus Atkinson and Rehan Ahmed were good with the ball as they picked up 2 wickets each in the innings. This was insufficient, as the opposition comfortably closed the score in the end.
Jos Buttler (captain), Rehan Ahmed, Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Pope, Phil Salt, Josh Tongue, John Turner.
Players to watch out for:
Harry Brook led the team in scoring with a middle-order knock of 71 runs. He played a key role in helping his team achieve a good result.
Gus Atkinson was good with the ball as he picked up 2 wickets each in the innings.
Possible Playing XI:
Philip Salt, Will Jacks, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Brydon Carse, Rehan Ahmed, Gus Atkinson
West Indies vs England Head-to-Head:
Having won 52 of the 102 games between the two sides, England tops the standings when it comes to the West Indies. With six matches ending in ties, West Indies has 44 wins.
West Indies vs England Toss Prediction:
Because of the slower pitch than in most other places of the world, batsmen need to be mindful of the pace and bounce of the bowlers. In light of the last game, it will be wise to bowl first in this one.
West Indies vs England Pitch Report:
Because of its relatively slower track, the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua keeps pitchers from ever taking the game away from them. During the game, the temperature will be about 28 degrees Celsius, and there’s a significant probability it will rain that day.
West Indies vs England Match Report:
The West Indies surprised everyone by defeating England convincingly in the opening series match, so this one will come down to the wire. But this English team is formidable and will fight back in the following game. In this encounter, we think England will triumph over the West Indies.
England is predicted to win the match West Indies vs England at the odds of 1.43
West Indies vs England Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Harry Brook led the team in scoring with a middle-order knock of 71 runs. He played a key role in helping his team achieve a good result. He will be the most recommended player to bet for in the match.