The dimensions and tempo of the short bowlers from the Caribbean has cricket watchers enthusiastic about a potential West Indies renaissance at the world Cup.

The fact one of them is playing for England makes it greater exciting. Barbados-born Jofra Archer was a overdue inclusion in England's squad after qualifying on residency in March.


West Indies instruct Floyd Reifer said Archer "made his choice." Now he's going to ought to stay with it.

The 24-yr-vintage Archer is about to guide the england attack towards the West Indies on Friday, a showdown to be able to be inside the spotlight.

Archer become the toast of London after taking three wickets towards South Africa in England's event-starting win, and has six wickets thus far at the arena Cup.

The West Indies have had plenty of choice inside the pace branch, with skipper Jason Holder working with Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas and Carlos Brathwaite to bop out Pakistan for a hundred and five after which cause protecting champion Australia all varieties of trouble early earlier than slipping to a 15-run loss.

Cottrell took early wickets to have South Africa reeling at 29-2 on Monday before rain washed out the organization game at Hampshire's Rose Bowl. The Windies will take a 1-1-1 document back to Hampshire on Friday to stand England, who have wins and a loss.

Mark wooden set to miss out

England speedy bowler Mark wood should omit the world Cup healthy against the West Indies in Southampton on Friday following a recurrence of his longstanding ankle troubles.

wood suffered discomfort in his left ankle after England's win over Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday, when the Durham quick recorded the quickest shipping of the tournament to this point at 95.6 mph (153.9 kmh).

The 29-12 months-old, who revived his England career with some fiery spells during this year's tour of the West Indies, has passed through 3 fundamental operations on his ankle.

He skilled similarly troubles on the eve of the arena Cup, pulling out of a warm-up sport in opposition to Australia.

England captain Eoin Morgan stated wooden's modern day damage problem did no longer suggest he changed into going through the stop of his world Cup.

"It's nothing too critical, he simply pulled up a touch bit sore from the game in Cardiff — he's the handiest difficulty in the mean time," Morgan stated on Thursday.

Windies batsmen need to take duty

West Indies captain Jason Holder said his batsmen want to take extra duty once they lost to Australia with the aid of 15 runs in the Cricket global Cup.

Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies made a bad start before Shai desire (68) and Nicholas Pooran (forty) rebuilt the innings, but the Mitchell Starc-led Australian attack restrained them to 273-nine.

“men just want to analyze from the mistakes that they make. Take a bit bit more obligation, and chasing especially, you simply need to take obligation, and it’s essential that one of the top four batters be there at the very, very stop,” Holder informed newshounds.

West Indies commenced their marketing campaign strongly through crushing Pakistan way to antagonistic tempo bowling, but noticed their in shape against South Africa abandoned because of inclement weather.

Jos Buttler set to make return after damage

England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler may be healthy for fri.’s international Cup in shape towards West Indies, head educate Trevor Bayliss stated on Wednesday.

The 28-year-vintage sustained heavy bruising on his right hip even as batting for the event favourites towards Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday and he did no longer hold wicket.

“He’s high-quality,” Bayliss told journalists in advance of Friday’s game in Southampton

With inputs from groups.

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