Bridgetown, Barbados (Sporting Alert) — England will look to rebound from the defeat in the first Twenty20 game against the West Indies, while the host will be hoping to seal the series with another win at Kensington Oval on Tuesday.
West Indies, the ICC World Twenty20 champions, won the opening game of the three game series by 27 runs over on Sunday with Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels amongst the stars with the bat.
Come Tuesday, England, who will be without fast bowler and captain Stuart Broad, who is resting for the rest of the series, while Eoin Morgan, is sill struggling with his fitness.
The West Indies have been praised for the batting in the first game, but wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin thinks the bowling is also strong.
“We have Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne Bravo and of course, (Sunil) Narine, who can defend any total,” he said.
Ramdin also believes England will look to hit back from the opening game defeat.
“It’s a good feeling when you win cricket matches. We are a very good T20 team. We have explosive guys at the top and in our lower order, and with Chris Gayle back in the team it’s a boost for us,” he said.
“England have won [the World Twenty20] already in the Caribbean, so they aren’t going to take this [defeat] lightly. They’re going to come back strong tomorrow. We need to come up with our ‘A’ game again and put on a good show.”
WEST INDIES — Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.
ENGLAND — Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, Tim Bresnan, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Harry Gurney, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes, Stephen Parry, James Tredwell, Luke Wright.