West Indies opt to bowl against England


MUMBAI: West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl against England in Twenty20 World Cup in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Darren Sammy said the wicket had a bit of grass and he wanted his bowlers to exploit the conditions first up.

“We back our batters to chase.” Eoin Morgan suggested he would have done the same and also mentioned the dew factor for later on. West Indies have left out Jason Holder and there’s confirmation from England that Willey is playing ahead of Plunkett.

England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Reece Topley.

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy (capt), Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Jerome Taylor.