New Delhi: West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat against Stuart Broad led England team in the Twenty20 World Cup second Super Eights match of Group 1 played at Pallekele International Stadium on Thursday.


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West Indies have made two changes in their playing eleven, bringing in legbreak bowler Samuel Badree and Dwayne Bravo in place of Fidel Edwards and Darren Bravo.

As expected, England have brought in Samit Patel in place of Tim Bresnan.

Defending champions England would like to overcome the disappointment of recording their lowest-ever Twenty20 total and return to winning ways against dangerous West Indies.

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.

But the task won't be easy for the English batting line-up as in mystery spinner Sunil Narine and Chris Gayle, the Caribbeans possess a dangerous spin attack.

Considering England's weakness against spin, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy could well be tempted to play leg-spinner Samuel Badri ahead of all-rounder Andre Russel.

The 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 on Thursday's game.

With the Sri Lankan pitches offering considerable amount of turn as the tournament progresses, England might well play left-arm orthodox bowler Samit Patel, who is also a good hitter down the order.


Stuart Broad (capt), Craig Kieswetter, Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach.

West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Dinesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Badree.


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