England will face West Indies in their next game of world cup 2019. In the last match against Bangladesh, England’s wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler injured and he did not keep wicket. Now he declared fit and set to play against West Indies.
England coach, Trevor Bayliss said,
“He’ll be fine. He’ll be back and able to practice fully. It was a bit precautionary the other day. He could have kept. We just weren’t really sure if he would have been able to sprint after a high catch.”
“Southampton is somewhere where we have played two spinners in the past. If Moeen does come back in – and we’ll have to have a look at the wicket first – then it is one of the pace bowlers who misses out. It is a difficult decision: you’ve got one guy who bowls up front [Woakes] who can get the ball to move off the seam versus a guy [Plunkett] that is the leading wicket-taker through those middle overs over the last few years. It’s a difficult decision and I can’t tell you right at this moment who would miss out,” Trevor Bayliss said.
“I think what he (Adil Rashid) needs is more bowling whether that is in the nets or in a match. He did have a niggle in his shoulder, but over these last couple of weeks, he hasn’t had anywhere near as much of a problem with it. I don’t think the wickets have necessarily been an advantage to the spinners yet, but the further we go through the competition and maybe get a bit of drier weather and play on used pitches, he may come into his own,” Trevor Bayliss said.
England are at the 3rd position with 4 points and West Indies are at 6th position in the points table of World cup 2019.