Host-team England’s fourth World Cup clash would be against West Indies. The match would take them to the Rose Bowl cricket ground. From the past few matches played by both teams, it can be said that both of them played very well against their opponents.
It is being expected that both teams would come up with an impressive batting and bowling line-up for Friday’s game. Each team would try to give their best so that they can secure a berth for them in the semis.
England after facing defeat in the hands of Pakistan was able to get back on track of their cricket campaign with an assertive victory over Bangladesh at Cardiff and Friday’s win would help them to avoid getting eliminated. On the other hand, Windies hardly made it to the World Cup 2019, by making it through a qualification tournament. Their last match with the Proteas was abandoned and they had to remain satisfied with a point.
There is a 50% chance of rain in the morning but by noon it’s expected to get clear and not affect the match after that.
Condition for Players
For the bowlers, there would be a chance for enough swing. Pacers can make use of this opportunity.
Jos Buttler suffered a heavy injury on his right hip during England’s sweeping win over Bangladesh last week. Hence, he won’t be playing for the match.
Jonny Bairstow along with Jason Roy needs to build the platform for other batsmen.
There is a chance that Moeen Ali would come back into the side for this match although he did suffer at the hands of the West Indian batsmen in their ODI series earlier this year.
It would be the real test of West Indies pacers’.
Due to injury, Andre Russell missed the last match. The decision whether he would be playing on Friday would be taken on the morning of the match.
For Friday’s match, Bravo could be given a chance to make some runs.
England is one of the important team in the tournament and as they are playing in home conditions, they have a high chance of winning the match. However, fast bowlers would be adding another dimension to this battle. So the situation can change anytime.