COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: West Indies v England on March 9
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Eoin Morgan's side made it two wins from two in Antigua with a four-wicket success on Sunday after Joe Root (90no) and Chris Woakes (68no) shared an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 102. England shouldn't take their foot off the gas despite taking an unassailable 2-0 lead over West Indies with one match to go in the series. The sides now head to Barbados for Thursday.
Best economical pick & Smart pick – Leading the West Indies recovery, Jason Mohammed (50) notched a second straight fifty in the series, after very nearly falling fourth ball, his outside edge off Plunkett just evading Buttler's diving effort behind the stumps. Kraigg Brathwaite (42), who shared in a 72-run stand with Mohammed for the fourth wicket, too benefited from his own spot of good fortunate early in his innings - Eoin Morgan dropping the opener at mid-on when he was on three, although it was an admittedly difficult diving chance.
Top captains & vice captains – Joe Root's 90 not out guided England to a series win over the West Indies despite a scare in the second one-day international in Antigua. England, chasing 226 to win, fell apart to spin, again, midway through their run-chase, losing four wickets for just 16 runs to slip from 108-2 to 124-6. Once Jason Roy went and there was that collapse against the spinners, Joe Root basically set his stall out to be there at the end and take the responsibility to win the game. Joe Root was man of the match for his unbeaten 90. Chris Woakes took the pressure off Root by coming out and playing beautifully. The West Indies had a bit of bad luck with the injury to Gabriel but they are dropping catches and missing chances in the field.
Cautions Pick – England's reply got off to the worst possible start as Gabriel - so impressive in his opening spell in the first ODI - picked up Sam Billing for a first-ball duck, caught at first slip after being parried by second.My XI – Joe Root (Captain), Chris Woakes (Vice-Captain), Jason Mohammed, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jason Roy,Ashley Nurse, Steven Finn, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jos Buttler, Evin Lewis, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid