Cricket

England put Windies in to bat

2014-03-02 16:06
Dwayne Bravo (AFP)

Antigua - England captain Stuart Broad has won the toss and, for the second consecutive match, put the West Indies in to bat in the second One-Day International of the three-match series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday.

As in the first match two days earlier, which the West Indies won by 15 runs, Broad's decision has been greeted with some surprise, especially as the visitors have gone with a fourth spin option for this fixture, left-arm orthodox bowler Stephen Parry making his debut at the expense of medium-pacer Chris Jordan.

Batsmen Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan, who were both expected to play key roles in this series, remain sidelined by injuries.

On a pitch expected to be of a similar nature to the one used on Friday, West Indies have replicated England's lone tactical change, bringing in their specialist left-arm slow bowler Nikita Miller in place of gangling pacer Jason Holder, while experienced middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels is still unavailable due to a groin strain.

Teams:

West Indies: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Dwayne Smith, Kieran Powell, Kirk Edwards (Marlon Samuels), Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Nikita Miller, Ravi Rampaul.

England: Stuart Broad (captain), Michael Lumb, Moeen Ali, Luke Wright, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, James Tredwell, Stephen Parry.


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