I said that England will win and that is what happened because England is a brilliant team. If you see their batting, 213/2 and in no point did West Indies have a chance. If West Indies would have scored 270-280, then there could have been a chance.
But when they lost three wickets for 50 runs, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran had a partnership but in no point of time was England out of the game. Jofra Archer and Mark Wood picked up three wickets each.
Chris Woakes came in at number three to bat. Think about that. So, they are actually getting everybody to get to bat. So, they are keeping everybody match ready.
This is a very big thing. When the business end of the tournament will arrive, all the players will be ready for batting, bowling and fielding. This is the ploy that England is taking and they are doing it very, very well.
As far as the West Indies are concerned, they have lost to Australia and England, defeated Pakistan and a match has been washed out. They have to play well against New Zealand and India. Then they have a chance, otherwise, it will be difficult.
Windies have to win one big match, can they do that? Maybe they can. But as I said, England is just way too good and they are proving it yet again in this World Cup. It was a superb win.
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