The second ODI of the three-match series between England and West Indies will be played on December 6 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. The game will begin at 11.30 PM IST. England lead the series 1-0.
In the first ODI, batting first, England posted a mammoth 307/7 in 50 overs, riding on Natalie Sciver’s scintillating 90. West Indies’ Chinelle Henry was the pick of the bowlers for her team, with three scalps. In reply, the hosts were bundled out for 165 in 40.3 overs, losing the game by a massive margin of 142 runs. Charlotte Dean wreaked havoc with the ball for England with a four-wicket haul, while for West Indies, Kycia Knight top-scored with 39.
England: Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Charlotte Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Emma Lamb, Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt
West Indies: Hayley Matthews (C), Shakera Selman (VC), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Rashada Williams
Players to watch
The right-handed middle-order batter of England won the player of the match award in the first ODI against the West Indies. She muscled 90 off 96, including nine hits to the fence. The prolific batter held the batting innings together as she was there in the middle from the seventh to the 40th over. With the ball, she conceded 20 runs in four overs.
The wily right-arm off-spinner of England was the wrecker-in-chief in the first ODI against the West Indies. She claimed her fourth four-wicket haul in ODIs as she struck with 35/4 in nine overs, including a double strike in the 36th over. With the bat, she scored seven not out off six and can be handy lower down the order.
The wicket-keeper and left-handed top-order batter of the West Indies fought hard for her 39 off 61 in the first ODI against England. The southpaw peppered the boundary rope four times in her gritty innings. Behind the stumps, she accounted for a couple of catches. She had a good outing with the bat and gloves.
The right-arm quick of the West Indies was the most successful bowler for her side in the first ODI against England. She opened the bowling and accounted for 59/3 in 10 overs, including one maiden. She was effective with the new ball and towards the business end of the innings.
It will be the second match of the series at this venue. The last game saw 472 runs being scored. 17 wickets fell in the process. The wicket looks good for batting. However, there is something in the pitch for the bowlers, provided they hit the right straps consistently.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and beautiful. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 29 degrees Celsius. There will be a 35 percent cloud cover and a two percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north.
Fantasy Playing XI
Kycia Knight, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Chinelle Henry, Hayley Matthews, Charlotte Dean, Kate Cross, Afy Fletcher, Sophie Ecclestone
Date: December 6, 2022
Time: 11.30 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
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