LONDON (AFP) - England rapid bowler Mark wood says his facet will "combat fireplace with fireplace" after they face the ambitious West Indies pace attack.

Friday s global Cup clash in Southampton is likely to be a bouncer barrage, with both teams boasting competitive bowling line-ups.

The West Indies brushed off Pakistan for one hundred and five at Trent Bridge, the bottom general of the match, through unleashing an array of bouncers from Oshane Thomas, Andre Russell and Sheldon Cottrell.


With wood partnered with the aid of Barbados-born paceman Jofra Archer, and both having hit 95mph inside the victory over Bangladesh, England are not likely to shrink from the conflict.

"The Windies in this world Cup have come with a clear game plan and that is a lot of quick stuff," timber said.

"We were given a taste of that within the Windies at the latest excursion. However i can take into account getting Darren Bravo and Hetmyer out to brief balls so it is a great thing we can combat hearth with fireplace.

"it could be like that, just landing blow after blow, back and forth, from side to side. The competition batsmen don t get a spoil if there may be tempo from both ends and it d be satisfactory if we are able to hold that fashion.

"whilst actual pace bowling is on show it surely ruffles a few feathers and changes the momentum of the game."

talking at the weekend Archer nominated himself as the quickest bowler within the England ranks and expressed wonder when instructed timber had crept beforehand of him with a delivery of ninety five.6mph - the fastest ball of the match.

That head-to-head will retain in the course of the competition, with the Durham guy now not minded to backpedal.

"It is a superb opposition among us, a pleasant one," he stated.

"To have us both bowling at 94 and 95mph and feature two men from the england crew on the pinnacle of that list is pretty exact.

"It pushes us for positive. You re pushing every different to be the exceptional you may be and to be as quick as you can be. You have banter approximately it for sure, however you re supporting each other.

"I m looking to bowl zero.1 mph quicker than Jofra and he s seeking to bowl 0.1 quicker than me."