After the successful 106-run victory over Bangladesh, hosting team England is now looking to continue their dominance against West Indies in the 19th match of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Both the countries will play their fourth battle of the world cup at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton on June 14th.
England has played a total of three matches in the 12th edition of World Cup so far out of which the hosts lost only to Pakistan and clinched the brilliant victories against South Africa and Bangladesh. The Englishmen squad opened the prestigious tournament with a remarkable 104-run win over Proteas at ‘The Oval’ stadium but their smoothly going winning momentum faced a jolt in their second match against Pakistan. In that match, the green army shocked the hosting team by just 14 runs at Trent Bridge. Though, England bounced back against Bangladesh in the next match where the hosts won by a total of 106 runs.
On the other hand, Windies also had a great start in this season as the Jason Holder’s team had won its opener against Pakistan by seven wickets at Trent Bridge stadium. Unfortunately, Windies failed to continue their momentum in next two games as they faced 15-run defeat against Australia at the same pitch while their third clash against South Africa at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground was washed out. Now, Windies are looking forward to turning their fortunes in World Cup 2019 with the match against England on Friday.
Southampton Today’s Weather Forecast
Wet weather conditions are playing a major role in ongoing World Cup matches. The upcoming match between England and West Indies will also witness the same kind of dreary weather on Friday at Southampton. Rain showers could be expected in the middle of the match with some brighter spells which could develop later in the game.
England and West Indies have played total six matches against each other at World Cup fixtures so far. Out of these six matches, England had won all except one which was clinched by Windies squad. The highest score posted by England’s team against Windies is 301 so far whereas West Indies had managed to set only 300 runs on board as their highest score against England in World Cup editions. Earlier, both the squads have faced each other in total 101 One Day International (ODI) matches out of which England had won 51 and West Indies were victorious on 44 occasions while six matches were no results.
England and West Indies National Cricket Team
England: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood