West Indies vs. England, 3rd ODI: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

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West Indies vs. England, 3rd ODI: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
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The One Day International series between England and the West Indies reaches its conclusion with this third and final game in Antigua, with both sides looking to take a morale-boosting 2-1 victory.

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

Date: Wednesday, March 5

Start time: 1.30 p.m. GMT

Live on: Sky Sports 2 (U.K.)

Weather: According to AccuWeather, it promises to be a sunny and warm day, with temperatures reaching 28 degrees Celsius. 

 

Overview

It has been a very close series so far between these two teams as they warm up for the ICC World Twenty20 later this month in Bangladesh.

After West Indies won the first game, England came back to win the second by just three wickets in what was a low-scoring encounter between two fairly even teams.

The visitors won the toss and chose to field, and they managed to restrict the West Indians to just 159 all out in 44.2 overs, a score that looked well below par.

Only four players reached double figures for the home side, with Lendl Simmons tallying 70 in 98 balls to lead the way for his side.

The spinners again did well for England, with debutant Stephen Parry looking very impressive with 3-32 from his 10 overs, while Joe Root and James Tredwell also took two apiece.

In response, England started well but then stuttered badly and were left facing another defeat at 89-6 with most of their recognised batsmen dismissed inside 25 overs.

However, Ravi Bopara kept his head with a calm 38 not out from 59 balls, with captain Stuart Broad providing good support with 28 not out to take England home by three wickets.

It may not have been the most convincing win for England, but after a traumatic winter it will provide welcome relief, and they will want to win the series and build more confidence ahead of the ICC World Twenty20.

For the home side, it was a disappointing defeat, as their bowlers once again did well but had been let down by the batsmen earlier in the day.

Given all that is at stake despite what is a somewhat inconsequential series, this third and final game could be very intriguing indeed.

 

Team News

West Indies (from): Dwayne Bravo (capt.), Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.

England (from): Stuart Broad (capt.), Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Michael Lumb, Stephen Parry, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Luke Wright.

 

Key Players

Lendl Simmons

Two half centuries in two matches means it has already been a successful series for Simmons, West Indies’ highest run scorer.

He will be looking to do more of the same in this game and continue to showcase his explosive and varied range of shots.

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Stephen Parry

Could England have unearthed a spinner for the future in Parry, who took 3-32 on debut in the last match?

The tourists will certainly hope so, and he will want to carry that good form into this game and assert himself on international cricket.

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