Wednesday, 16 March 2011

West Indies V England? Group B Decider!

Tomorrow, will probably be the defining game of group B. High flying West Indies take on England, which will be a must-win game for the English. A defeat will mean they are knocked-out of the competition and Bangladesh will progress. Even if England win they will need South Africa to beat the Bangla boys in their last game. So what should we expect? Well, I really do think that it will be a tight game, that wont surprise me if it goes the whole 100 overs.

West Indies
The Windies have the power and ability of Chris Gayle back, and the emergence of of Devon Smith of a dependable opener give West Indies a good opening option. The likes of young Bravo, Chanderpaul and Sarwan mean its a solid middle order and with wickets in hand it gives Pollard a chance to open and chance his arms. On the bowling front Roach's explosiveness and Benn's line and lenght give them a decent chance. The biggest plus has to be the unity under the captaincy of Darren Bravo.

England captain, Andrew Strauss has had a goodish tournament, with one big knock against India. Prior has struggled and I firmly believe Bell should open. Bopara has been consistent but not explosive in his game. While Collingwood looks past his best. The big player has to be Morgan, a guy that is dependable and can play a winning innings, a truly brilliant batsman. Again on the bowling, the loss of Broad is a major blow. Anderson has been poor, Swann not his best. Leaving Shahzad and Bresnan to pick up the pieces.

The lack of match winners in the Enland team will mean the winners will be Bangladesh.


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