By CricketCountry Staff
Pallekele: Sep 27, 2012
England take on West Indies in the Group 1 match of the Super Eights of World T20 at Pallekele on Thursday.
Earlier, West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first.
Defending champions England would like to overcome the disappointment of recording their lowest-ever Twenty20 total and return to winning ways when they take on a dangerous West Indies in their opening Super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Thursday.
After starting their campaign on a high with a comprehensive win over minnows Afghanistan, Stuart Broad's men failed big time against India in their last group match.
Chasing a competitive 171-run target, England were found wanting against the turning ball as spin duo of Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla ripped apart the opposition batting line-up to bundle them out for a paltry 80.
The West Indies have yet to win a match, having come off worst against Australia in their Group B opener but recorded a superior run rate to Ireland's.
West Indies batting department, led by big hitting Gayle, played well to post a challenging total against a formidable Aussie attack, but they need to address their opening woes ahead of tomorrow's game.
And the feeling is that the West Indies should open with a genuine opener like Lendl Simmons.
England: Craig Kieswetter (wk), Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Samit Patel, Stuart Broad (c), Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach.
West Indies: Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (c), Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree.