England drew 2-2 with the West Indies in the West Indies. This is the first time since England played against India in India that we haven’t one.
Here are some of the positives about Englands ODI tour of the Windies. Firstly there were 4️⃣ hundreds. Roy’s hundred was a positive for the world cup as having an opener like Jason in form is a big +. Joe Root his hundred in that run chase showed why he is such an important asset of Englands ODI team. Eoin Morgan hundred was, for me, the most important. This is because if Morgan is in form then Englands hope of a world cup win heightens. Jos Butlers hundred the best of the lot 150 of 77 balls. From 50 to 150 in 31 balls. Wow. His possibility to play the situation is why he is by far the best wicketkeeper bat in the world. Also, Mark Woods bowling was a massive plus. He followed up his test match bowing with a great ODI series with great performances. When Gayle was smashing all bowlers to all parts Wood remained economical and taking wickets at the same time. 4-60 a big ✔️. Adil Rashid when the 3rd ODI was on edge Rashid won England the game. Braithwaite and Nurse were looking like they were taking them home before having to wickets in two balls than the last two. Leaving him with a 5ifer and winning the game.
Here are the negatives,
Two big lower order collapses. One in the second game with the lower middle order then in the last game the whole team collapsed for 113. This is something they will have to eradicate if they want to win the world cup. Not only that but England have struggled to get early wickets in the powerplay. Additionally, their fielding standards have dropped the 3rd, ODI was surprisingly lackluster. Plus in the 4th game, England showed that they are not very good against hostile fast bouncy bowling. If England don’t come up with a plan for it and then come up against it then its curtains.