England win toss and bat first against West Indies - ICC World Cup 2011

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England win toss and bat first against - ICC World Cup 2011
England have won the toss and elected to bat first in their match of the ICC World Cup 2011 against West Indies, at Chennai in Today’s match is a must win for the Poms, as they will be knocked out of the tournament in case of a defeat.
The wicket at Chennai is expected to assist the spinners, so toss was very crucial in this match. Batting second will not be easy, as the wicket will assist the bowlers more compared to the first innings.
South Africa suffered a defeat against the English team at the same venue. The match didn’t proved to be good for the batsmen, as both teams failed to bat their complete 50 overs.
England were bundled up for 171 in 45.4 overs whereas; the Proteas were all out for 165 in the 48th over of their innings.
There have been several changes made to the English team for today’s match. James Anderson has been dropped from the team following his poor show in the tournament until now. The veteran fast bowler was expected to lead the attack for his team, but he disappointed
his team with his low key performances.
Chennai proved to be a lucky venue for Anderson, as he was impressive in the match against and finished with figures of two for 16 in six overs.
However, Chris Tremlett has been drafted in the squad ahead of Anderson for this match.
James Tredwell has been included in the squad ahead of Michael Yardy. The off-spinner has come into the side in place of injured, who sustained a hamstring injury and will no longer be a part of the squad.
The biggest change in’s 11 today is the inclusion of Luke Wright ahead of veteran Paul Collingwood, who has struggled for form in the recent past.
On the other hand, the Caribbean Kings have also made a couple of changes in their team. Chris Gayle is back in the team, but he has replaced veteran middle-order batsman, who has been below par in the tournament so far.
Leg-break bowler Devendra Bishoo will make his debut for the Windies, and he has been preferred over Nikita Miller.



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