Anya Shrubsole in action. ©Getty Images

England v West Indies

Date: 13 June 2019

Cloud FM County Ground, Chelmsford

England wrapped up the series on Sunday with another convincing win at Worcester. The players dodged the rain. West Indies though could not avoid another bad result.

England are confident enough that they have made changes to their squad for the final game. Both Natalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt have been rested while Alex Hartley has been released from the squad. Hartley did not play a game during the seires.

In comes Bryony Smith who has had a good season so far with Surrey. England still has enough options to win the final game of the series and will be looking ahead to the makeup of the side later in the series.

Players to watch out for

Kate Cross

The third seamer in the attack this summer Cross has impressed when brought on early for Brunt and Anya Shrubsole in the first two games. In both those games, Cross has taken the wicket of Stafanie Taylor. If she does that in this game England will be in a strong position.

Stafanie Taylor

The West Indies captain has not performed in this series. Taylor is always one game away from putting in a match-winning performance. With England’s pace attack putting pressure on the top order Taylor has come in at a point when she is under pressure to rebuild an innings.

It does go against the way she plays but given a start she can score against any bowler in the world.

 

Conditions

England have not played an ODI at Chelmsford for ten years. On that occasion, Sarah Taylor scored a run a ball 120 against Australia. In a tight compact ground expect loads of boundaries.

With rain having been around for most of the week it may be a bowl first pitch although Chelmsford usually is a good place to bat.

 

Numbers to look out for

Heather Knight needs just one more win to have captained England to 50 wins across all formats.

Sarah Taylor needs 15 more runs to reach 4000 ODI runs.

 

Probable XI

England: Amy Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor (wk), Heather Knight (c), Bryony Smith, Danni Wyatt, Fran Wilson, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Laura Marsh, Kate Cross.

West Indies: Kycia Knight (wk), Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor (c), Natasha McLean, Shemaine Campbelle, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell, Karishma Ramharack

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