England vs. West Indies: ICC World Cup 19th Match Preview
England vs. West Indies: ICC World Cup 19th Match Preview

England and West Indies are ready to face off in Match 19 at the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in Southampton on Friday. The game is an important one for both teams as only one point separate them after having played three matches each, therefore a win will help either side in strengthening their position on the league table. 

England are coming on the back of an impressive win against Bangladesh therefore they will be high on confidence. In the batting department, the team will be relying on in-form openers Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, captain Eoin Morgan, veteran right-hander Joe Root and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid to produce timely breakthroughs. 

On the other hand, West Indies previous match against South Africa was washed out, therefore the Caribbean giants will come in the match relatively fresh. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of veteran opener Chris Gayle, young Shimron Hetmyer, wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope and explosive all-rounder Andre Russell to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of captain Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas to produce timely breakthroughs. 

The Rose Bowl in Southampton will be used as the venue for the contest where the pitch usually provide a

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Azeem Siddiqui
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