If you are a cricket fan, you would surely know that there is no dull day in the world of cricket. There is some or the other interesting match being played every day. Besides the ongoing Australia tour of India, West Indies vs England is another popular series that is going on. The 5th ODI match between these teams will be played on March 2 and here are the basic facts, cricket preview and prediction of the match.
|Match||Windies vs England, 5th ODI|
|Time||08:30 pm IST|
|Venue||Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|Series||England tour of West Indies, 2019|
|Match days||02 March 2019 – day/night match (50-over match)|
|Match number||ODI no. 4103|
|TV Umpires||Bruce Oxenford|
|Reserve Umpire||Leslie Reifer|
|Match Referee||Andy Pycroft|
Team West Indies
Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell, John Campbell, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle
Tom Curran, Mark Wood, Joe Root, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Joe Denly, Adil Rashid, Eoin Morgan, Liam Plunkett
- There is a vast difference between the ODI rankings of both the teams. The hosts are at the 9th position while the visitors are on the top of the chart. This clearly shows which team is more dominant over the other one.
- The game will be a moderate scoring game. The average score for the first innings is approximately 230 while for the second innings, it is 210 runs. However, the highest total in this field had been 363 runs. So, you can expect a good score if the visitor’s bat first.
- It will be difficult for the hosts to play with a positive frame of mind because of the dominant position of the hosts. Therefore, they might not be able to enjoy the home ground advantage in their favour.