SOUTHAMPTON (AFP) - West Indies captain Jason Holder says his resurgent aspect are the use of their brains in addition to brawn beforehand of a international Cup conflict with hosts England on Friday.

The West Indies have already shown what they are capable of, bowling Pakistan out for just 105 way to a barrage of bouncers at the manner to a seven-wicket win of their opening recreation.

the two-time world Cup champions lost narrowly to Australia after being properly-placed to conquer the reigning name-holders, before rain wrecked their fit against South Africa, with the edges taking a point each

however they will input their in shape against England in Southampton with confidence as the most effective crew at the arena Cup no longer to have lost their previous one-day worldwide series to Eoin Morgan s men, drawing 2-2 inside the Caribbean earlier this yr.


With pace in abundance from the likes of Oshane Thomas, Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, as well as Holder himself, the West Indies have an assault to worry every crew.

but Holder believes it's far their capability to outfox batsmen in the middle overs that has sparked an upturn in form for the reason that 2015 world Cup -- a four-year period wherein they did not win an ODI collection.

"we have continually got wickets with the new ball," he stated in his pre-in shape press conference on Thursday.

"however formerly we haven t been able to get wickets inside the center overs.

"And it s been the talking point over the past couple of months in a single-day cricket and now on this match we were capable of get wickets in the center overs, which has truely damaged the again of maximum groups."

Following the South Africa no end result, the england recreation has taken on even extra importance for the West Indies.

but Holder isn't concerned but and, with all-rounder Russell likely to be in shape following a knee damage, he expects his facet to throw all they have on the hosts.

"I suppose the brand of cricket we were playing to date on this global Cup, you understand what to expect of West Indies now," he stated.

"For us, we aren't going to back down from the venture. Most of our guys are always up for the venture and it's miles only a be counted for us to be smart.

"and that i don t think there's whatever else to be stated, just be smart and play the brand of cricket we want to play," he added.