England's comfortable victory in the first match ended West Indies' hopes of automatic World Cup qualification and they must lift themselves to stay in the series
Shamarh Brooks will lead the 13-member squad against Sri Lanka A for the first two four-day games
Sept 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka have secured an automatic berth at the 2019 Cricket World Cup at the expense of West Indies after the two-times champions lost to England in the opener of their one-day series on Tuesday.
LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - An unbeaten century from Jonny Bairstow helped England stroll to a seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the opening match of their one-day series at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
It has looked likely for quite some time, but defeat at Old Trafford confirmed that West Indies will have to progress through next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup
Sept 19 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play in the first One Day International between England and West Indies on Tuesday in Manchester, England West Indies Innings C. Gayle c Root b Woakes 37 E. Lewis c Hales b Ali 11 S. Hope c Bairstow b Stokes 35 M. Samuels c Buttler b Stokes 17 J. Mohammed c Hales b Rashid 18
Sept 19 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first One Day International between England and West Indies on Tuesday in Manchester, England West Indies won toss and decided to bat England: Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt),...Show More Summary
Sunshine greeted the start of the one-day series between England and West Indies, but there was no immediate play at Old Trafford with a damp outfield causing significant concerns for the umpires
The return of some of West Indies' biggest stars, and the need for both teams to build towards the 2019 World Cup, adds intrigue to a five-match ODI series
Three spectators suffered injuries, and a further 200 had to be moved to another part of the ground, following the partial collapse of a temporary stand at the Emirates Riverside during the T20I between England and West Indies
Sept 16 (Reuters) - West Indies laid down a significant marker ahead of the ODI series as they comfortably beat England by 21 runs in their sole Twenty20 fixture at Chester-le-Street on Saturday.
Chester-le-Street (United Kingdom) (AFP) – England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl against West Indies in the lone Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street on Saturday as visiting skipper Carlos Brathwaite made an 8,000-mile round trip to play in his only match of the tour. Show More Summary
However, the Cricket West Indies president was personally quite satisfied by security arrangements in Lahore for the final match of the World XI series