West Indies tour of England 2012
West Indies battle weakened English side to avoid whitewash
West Indies will look to avoid 3-0 whitewash against weakened English side on Friday.
West Indies will look to avoid 3-0 whitewash against weakened English side on Friday. England has rested Bresnan, Broad and Swann to rotate. West Indies side has been boosted with return of Chris Gayle. However, Batting has been a bit of concern for them in limited overs cricket. Their main worry is to set competitive total.
England will look to maintain winning momentum in absence of stars like Bresnan and Broad. However, their top order is in terrific form. Weather forecast is really poor and it may help West Indies to avoid the whitewash.
Imminent Path Leads
Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds.
Jun 22, 2012 - 10:45 local - 09:45 GMT - 15:15 IST
Headingley surface is known as a sporty wicket which offers help both to bowlers and batsmen. The batsmen who settle before playing the shots may find life easy. At other end, surface will offer little to faster bowlers throughout the match.
Weather forecast suggests heavy showers and windy conditions.
Interestingly Poised Line Up
England: Chris Gayle, L Simmons, D Smith, M Samuels, D Bravo, K Pollard, D Sammy(Captain), D Ramdin(Wicketkeeper), T Best, S Narine, R Rampaul.
West Indies: A Cook, I Bell, J Trott, R Bopara, E Morgan, C Kieswetter, C Woakes, JadeDernbach/S Meaker, J Tredwell/Samit Patel, J Anderson, S Finn.
Imperiously Provisioned Legions
Chris Gayle looked dangerous in last game but unfortunately got out to a marginal decision. Gayle has just returned to international cricket and he would like to mark his territory once again with few smashing innings.
Alistair Cook scored a terrific hundred in the last game. He is the man in form and England will once again look upon him to give start at top.
Issues, Praises and Lashings.
“There’s a heavy schedule coming up. We need to look after these guys.” said Ian Bell and defended England’s rotation policy citing heavy schedule as the reason.