World Cup: England beat Windies- Key takeaways

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14 Jun 2019

England beat Windies: Here are key takeaways from the match

England came up with a prolific all-round performance to defeat Windies by eight wickets in match number 19 of the World Cup 2019 at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Friday.

This was England's third win of the tournament, while Windies suffered their second loss of the tournament.

Joe Root's fine century was the highlight of the match.

Here are the takeaways.

Match report

How did the match pan out?

How did the match pan out?

Winning the toss, England skipper Eoin Morgan elected to bowl first.

Windies were off to a shaky start and could not keep up with the momentum as they were bundled for 212, courtesy Mark Wood's 3/30.

In reply, it was Joe Root's century, along with a fine knock by Jonny Bairstow that steered England home with a eight-wicket win.

Hope

Should Hope be promoted as an opener?

As Evin Lewis failed as an opener, getting dismissed for only two, it was Shai Hope, along with Chris Gayle, who put up a 50-run stand for the second wicket.

Although Hope contributed 11 runs, it allowed him to support Gayle, who went for the big shots, helping him to play freely.

It is not a bad option to promote Hope as an opener.

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Pooran

Nicholas Pooran is enjoying a good form

Nicholas Pooran is enjoying a good form

Wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran has been in decent form of late, which was once again reflected in this tie.

Pooran playing a composed knock of 63.

He, along with Shimron Hetmyer, played a pivotal role in helping Windies get past 200.

While he should have stayed longer, Pooran would certainly have more responsibility, further into the tournament, and should keep his form going.

Rashid's form

Adil Rashid's poor form a worry for England

Being one of the prominent spinners in the English side after Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid has failed to live to the expectations in the tournament which matters the most.

With just a couple of wickets in four matches, at a poor average of 101.50, he should find a way to strike back.

Although England won today, it won't be the same every day.

Russell

Andre Russell should stop playing ODIs like T20Is

Andre Russell should stop playing ODIs like T20Is

Andre Russell has made a name for himself by becoming a sound T20 player, following his performance this IPL.

However, he is yet to make an impact in the World Cup.

One of the reasons for his failure so far could be due to his style of play.

He should realize that he cannot play ODIs like T20Is, and start playing responsibly.

Holder's position

Holder should bat higher up in case of batting collapse

Jason Holder is one such man who can doesn't budge under pressure.

While his ideal batting spot is number six, in case of a batting collapse, he can push himself up the order.

As the Windies side is mostly dominated by players of T20 caliber, Holder can give stability to the batting order by playing in a composed and steady manner.

Confidence

Sending Chris Woakes ahead represents confidence of the English locker-room

Sending Chris Woakes ahead represents confidence of the English locker-room

In a surprise move, England decided to send in Chris Woakes at number three, ahead of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.

He batted calmly, along with opener Joe Root and guided England to a comfortable win.

This move also displayed the confidence England are booming with currently in the tournament. It would play a crucial role further into the tournament.

Fading away

Carlos Brathwaite fading out following 2016 World T20 triumph

All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who made headlines after smashing Stokes for four consecutive sixes to help Windies win 2016 World T20, has hardly made any impact since.

With inconsistent performance in the ongoing World Cup as well, it should be ideal for the side to look for someone beyond him.

With just 30 runs in four matches, along with three wickets, Brathwaite should work harder.

Root's consistency

Joe Root's consistency the biggest weapon for England

Joe Root's consistency the biggest weapon for England

Joe Root is currently England's most potent weapon.

He is one such batsman who has been in fine form in all formats of the game for the past three years, and continues to do so even now.

England would be definitely hoping that he could continue with the same form. His form would be crucial if they have to claim their maiden title.

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England are yet to win the World Cup to date.

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England were ousted in the group stage of the 2015 World Cup.

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Windies last won the World Cup in 1979.

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Windies have won two World Cups to date.

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