West Indies bowl After a rain delay, Matthew Ford made his debut – LSB

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West Indies He won the toss and chose to bowl first vs England

West Indies won the toss and chose to field first against England in the third group and clinched the ODI in Barbados, which was reduced to 43 a side after persistent rain caused a two-hour delay in proceedings.

After sharing the honors in the first two matches in Antigua with an unchanged line-up, both teams have shuffled their lineups for this winner-takes-all encounter. West Indies will feature the debut of right-arm seamer Matthew Ford, who has been drafted in to replace Oshane Thomas. England also opted for one forced substitution. Braydon Carse’s illness means Matthew Potts, his Durham team-mate, will make just his fifth ODI appearance.

Given the time players spend under covers, there is the potential for more force on the field, which, combined with cloud cover and air humidity, may have prompted skipper Shai Hope to ask Jos Buttler’s fielders to bat first. England did just that in the first ODI, scoring 325 before Hope’s 16th ODI century and a 28-ball 48 from Romario Shepherd gave the hosts what looked an unlikely win, having been reduced to 213 for 5 in the 39th over.

Both teams will wear black armbands today to mourn the death of former West Indies player Joe Solomon and former CWI president Clyde Potts.

West Indies: 1 Brandon King, 2 Kjorn Utley, 3 Alek Athanazi, 4 Shai Hope (WK captain), 5 Casey Carty, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Shirvan Rutherford, 8 Yannick Carré, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Gudakish Moti, 11 Matthew Ford.

England: 1 Willjack, 2 Phil Salt, 3 Zak Crawley, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Ben Duckett, 6 Jos Buttler (captain and week), 7 Liam Livingstone, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Matthew Potts, 10 Rehan Ahmed, 11 Jos Atkinson.

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