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Southampton Pitch Report: Runs of Offer in Southampton for England-West Indies Clash

Cricketnext Staff |June 14, 2019, 8:26 AM IST
Southampton Pitch Report: Runs of Offer in Southampton for England-West Indies Clash

Hard-hitting hosts England will take on power-packed West Indies in the ICC World Cup game at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Friday (June 14), weather permitting of course. Like most parts of the United Kingdom it has been raining in Southamton as well, so the pitch has been under the covers.

But historically Southampton has been kind to the batsmen. England team scored 361 runs here against Pakistan in the ODI series just before the ICC World Cup.

There was some assistance for the quick bowlers early on as West Indies paceman enjoyed themselves in the washed-out game against South Africa by prizing out a couple of batsmen. Indian bowlers especially Jasprit Bumrah and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada managed to extract life out of the Southampton track by bending their back.

It’s no wonder that England are hoping that Mark Wood would get fit for this match. West Indies paceman Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell would love the extra bounce on this pitch.

It’s the batsmen like Chris Gayle, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan and Shai Hope who would be expected to have a field day at the Ageas Bowl.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 6266 123
2 England 6084 122
3 New Zealand 4455 114
4 Australia 5247 112
5 South Africa 4902 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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