England vs west indies 1st ODI, March 03, 2017, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

Final scorecard:

England won by 45 runs

West Indies 251

England 296 in 50 overs (Morgan

West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Captain Eoin Morgan should take two major decisions when it comes to the playing eleven; In the batting department, he should choose between Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow in the opening slot, and the second decision he should take is whether to include three pacers in the eleven.

England aims to find the lost rhythmThe English Cricket team after a tough Indian tour will be trying hard to bring back their lost rhythm by triumphing against West Indies in their home soil.

The bowling department of England is very weak, and since the last World Cup, they have the worst economy rates among the top ten cricket playing nations.

Due to the injuries of David Willey, Mark Wood, and Reece Topley, the English team management has included Stephen Finn and Curran in the squad. Stephen Finn is playing his first ODI after a hiatus of eighteen months, and for the fast bowler, this is a golden chance to affirm his position in the one-day squad.

West Indies led by Jason Holder is missing the service of their key players, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy and Lendl Simmons due to the poor relation of the WICB with the players.

The batting department of the West Indian side will be led by Evin Lewis who scored a brilliant 148 against Sri Lanka last year.

Pitch conditions

The surface at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is spin friendly.

West Indian bowling kingpin Devendra Bishoo is a master in turning balls, and it will give the hosts a slight upper hand over the European side.

Television Telecast in the United States

As always, the match will be shown live in the United States on Willow TV.

The number of cricket fans are increasing day by day in the US, and as a result, record viewership is expected for this crucial 1st ODI.

Star Sports and Sky Sports are telecasting the game in India and the United Kingdom respectively. For the live streaming, visit the official website of Star Sports or Sky Sports

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