England vs West Indies, Match 19, Friday 17 June, ICC World Cup 2019

West Indies along with England have some star players in their side. WI currently lies in the bottom of the ICC rankings table but one can never rule them out because of the hard hitters that they possess. Just recently England and West Indies had a bilateral series which was held in West Indies, England being the number one team in the world right now was expected to win this series but West Indies kept them at bay by displaying high class cricket and as a result the series was drawn 2-2. This proves that West Indies do have the power and the team to topple any opposition.

Head to head performance

England have win 51 ODI international matches against West Indies and while west Indies have won 44 matches against them. A couple of matches also resulted in a draw so the stats suggest that it has been a close contest whenever these sides meet up for an encounter.

England in this world cup will have an upper hand because it’s their home turf but one can never completely cast out West Indian side because there side is jammed packed with hard hitting players that can single handedly turn the match on its head. T-20 world cup 2016 final was also played between these two sides which West Indies went on to win because of the heroics and hard hitting of Carlos Brathwaite.

England and West Indies meet each other on 14 June, 2019 at the venue of Hampshire bowl. Southampton. England have the upper hand in this encounter cause of the conditions plus English team is a well settled side with quality pacers, spinners, batsmen and all-rounders as well. West Indies will have to play really well in order to defeat England in their own backyard. WI team has been playing good cricket and is improving daily. They are surely trying to raise their standards in ODI cricket as they have in the T-20 format.

Probable outcome

60-40 in the favor of home team because the environment and the pitches suit them better than the overseas team. Although if the West Indian batting line fires then this can be a very close and interesting match between two good sides. West indies have the reputation to blow the opposition away with their hard hitting and they have done it countless times in the past so England needs to find a way to keep them shut otherwise it will be very difficult to control the west Indian batting line up.

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