Opener Joe Root scored a fine unbeaten century to steer England to a crushing eight-wicket victory over the West Indies in their ICC 2019 World Cup match at Southampton, a result which makes the Windies' road to the last four very rocky from here.
Root hit 11 fours off 100 balls as England, chasing a modest 213 for victory, got there with 17 overs to spare to pile on the pressure for Windies skipper Jason Holder and his team, who will now have to win their remaining five matches to have a chance of getting to the playoff phase.
West Indian fans left the Trent Bridge ground here an angry lot on Thursday after West Indies suffered a narrow 15-run defeat to Australia in their second 2019 ICC World Cup match.
NOTTINGHAM —West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite is frustrated over the “dodgy” umpiring during his side's 15-run loss to Australia and is also questioning why his team does not get as many lbw decisions as their opponents.
West Indies overturned four calls by the two umpires in Thursday’s match at Trent Bridge, including two in three balls against opener Chris Gayle in the third over of the innings by Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc.
It wasn't a case of Pakistan Zindabad but a case of Pakistan playing bad, as West Indies of old came to Trent Bridge to whip Pakistan by seven wickets in their first match of the 2019 ICC World Cup in England yesterday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) had put a notice in the media centre that lunch would be served between the hours of 2 pm to 4 pm earlier in the day. Well, we didn't even get to that, as the game was finished before lunch.
The Hero Caribbean Premier T20 tournament will bowl off in Trinidad when the defending champions the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) comes up against the St. Kitts/Nevis Patriots at 6pm on September 4.
The venue for this match is still to be decided as General Secretary of Queen's Park Cricket Club Colin Murray said that negotiations are still underway as far as hosting the matches at the Mecca of local cricket.
Dwayne and Darren Bravo, Keiron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro and Ali Khan, are all in the Trinbago Knight Riders' (TKR) team for the 2019 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
The list of 17 players was confirmed following today's draft in London.
Dwayne Bravo's retention to the team came as a surprise to many, after he posted on Tuesday that he would not be playing for the TKR this year.
"No TKR for me this season guys sorry but I have "de nuff" of the cussing. I need to enjoy my time now good luck TKR fans," Bravo had said via an Instagram post.
Captain of the Trinbago Knight Riders and three-time Caribbean Premier League winner, Dwayne Bravo, has announced that he will not be playing with the Trinbago Knight Riders this season.
Bravo made the announcement via his Instagram account on Tuesday, one day before the CPL draft takes place in London on Wednesday.
He wrote: "No TKR for me this season guys sorry but I have "de nuff" of the cussing. I need to enjoy my time now good luck TKR fans."
His message came under a video post also on Instagram, in which he raised questions about where he would play.
The final list of players who have made themselves available for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League has been sent to teams ahead of the draft which will take place in London on 22 May 2019.
The number of players that have put their names forward for the draft has increased yet again in 2019, as has the number of countries from which the overseas players are from.