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England enter the home stretch of World Cup preparation with a five-match one-day international series beginning on Wednesday at the Kensington Oval against a West Indies team seeking to feed off the success of their Test side.

Fresh from a surprising 2-1 triumph in the Wisden Trophy duel, Jason Holder leads a Caribbean team which continues to struggle in the 50-over format and is hampered by the absence of key players for a variety of reasons.

In contrast, Eoin Morgan‘s England settled squad have powered to the top of the world rankings and a comfortable 171-run victory in their lone warm-up fixture on Sunday suggests that they will not be hamstrung by the challenges encountered by the Test team against surprisingly competitive and fiercely motivated opponents.

What: West Indies vs England, 1st ODI

When: February 20, 2019 (Wednesday)

Where: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Weather: Windy, partly cloudy with a high of 29 degrees

Start Time: 8:30 pm (IST)

Live Scorecard: West Indies vs England, 1st ODI

Live Streaming: Sony Liv

On TV: Sony Sports Network (India)

Squads

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (captain), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, John Campbell

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Alex Hales, David Willey, Tom Curran, Joe Denly