England vs West Indies, ICC World Cup 2019: Match Prediction

England walk into the match as favourites against West Indies in the Cricket World Cup.
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England will take on West Indies at the Rose Bowl on Friday at Southampton in the 2019 World Cup, but chances of rain affecting the clash are high. However, if rain does stay away, we could be in for an exciting clash as two power-packed sides will take on each other. The track here will be a flat one to bat on, which will mean that batters from both sides - and there are many big-hitters across teams - will fancy their chances. Though seamers will get help early on, if we get a full 50-over game, a score of more than 320 could be notched up in the first innings.

England have four points in the World Cup thus far with one loss against Pakistan, while Windies suffered a loss against Australia and then saw their game with South Africa getting washed away due to rain. They have one win and one point from the abandoned game, which means they sit on sixth with three points. 

The Windies bowling department have been on the mark in this edition, hitting the good length areas and constantly getting the ball to swing. The English batters are often guilty of throwing their wickets away to deliveries that are bowled near their helmets, as we saw in the recently concluded series against Pakistan, where players like Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler all struggled against the rising deliveries. 

However, the Windies bowlers are often guilty of spraying the ball all over, and if they err in line or length, they are likely to be punished severely. The English batters are on a rampage and have done well at their home, and will be looking to punish the Windies seamers if slight width is offered as well. 

Though both sides look balanced, the depth of the English batting unit means they walk into the game as favourites. 

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