BSP-21 England bat first in fourth one-dayer

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England bat first in fourth one-dayer

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Feb 27, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – West Indies captain Jason
Holder won the toss and put England in to bat in the fourth One-Day
International of a five-match series at the National Stadium in Grenada on
Wednesday.

Following Monday’s complete washout of the third match at the same venue
the series remains locked at 1-1.

Eoin Morgan’s England team will be setting a target for the first time in
the series after they successfully chased 361 in the opening fixture and fell
26-runs short of the target in the second match, both of which were played in
Barbados last week.

Despite drafting him into the squad the West Indies selectors have omitted
all-rounder Andre Russell from the final eleven and are playing the same team
which would have featured in the third match two days earlier.

England have retained Alex Hales in their 11 from the previous scheduled
game although he has been pushed to the top of the order with Jason Roy
nursing a slight hamstring strain.

Ben Stokes has recovered from an ankle injury which would have ruled him
out on Monday and he takes his accustomed place in the middle-order.

Teams: West Indies – Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, John Campbell,
Shai Hope (wicketkeeper), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell,
Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.

England – Eoin Morgan (captain), Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben
Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid,
Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood.

Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (BAR), Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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