COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: West Indies v England on March 5
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With the start delayed due to rain, Morgan went through to his 10th ODI ton as England increased the tempo late in the innings to post 296-6 from their 50 overs, Sam Billings (52) and Ben Stokes (55) making half-centuries in a 45-run win. West Indies undoubtedly had the best of the conditions, but, despite a maiden ODI half-century for Jason Mohammed (72) and 52 from Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder's team were bowled out for 251 in the 48th over as Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes shared eight wickets. The second ODI will be on March 05 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.
Best economical pick & Smart pick – For the hosts Evin Lewis looks set to be the key man with the willow, he has shown the ability to play big innings in fifty over cricket something the West Indies will desperately need. Shannon Gabriel (2-58) made the initial breakthrough, trapping Jason Roy (13) lbw with a delivery that stayed low, and a very similar delivery earned him a second, Joe Root bowled for four.
Top captains & vice captains – England skipper Eoin Morgan scored a century in their 45-run win over the West Indies in the first one-day international, in Antigua. Morgan's 107, off 116 balls, was his 10th ODI ton, and continues his fabulous form in 2017, with two hundreds to his name already this year and an average of 70. Sam Billings (52) and Ben Stokes (55) also contributed with fifties as England posted 296-6 from their 50 overs, a total that proved to be out of the reach of their hosts.
Cautions Pick – Jason Holder, exercising his captain’s privilege, bowled all nine of his overs downwind, as did Brathwaite for eight of his, and in those 17 overs - in prime conditions for attack - they took not a single wicket.My XI – Eoin Morgan (Captain), Ben Stokes (Vice-Captain), Shannon Gabriel, Evin Lewis, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Jason Mohammed, Carlos Brathwaite