• West Indies consigned to T20I whitewash

    England completed a three-nil series whitewash over the West Indies in Sunday’s final T20I at Warner Park in St Kitts.

    The West Indies were bowled out for just 71 in 13 overs, after which the English raced to 72-2 for an eight-wicket victory with 9.3 overs to spare.

    The limited-overs series, which also featured five ODIs, yielded impressive performances for batsmen Sam Billings and Joe Denly, and all-rounders Chris Jordan and David Willey.

    ‘The guys who did perform here certainly will be talked about in selection meetings ahead of the World Cup. The guys played close to perfect,’ said captain Eoin Morgan.

    ‘There is an opportunity to look at other guys outside of our mainstay players. I probably see our bowling lineup changing more than our batting. David Willey really did stand out with that early spell.

    ‘We felt he was our best option to swing the new ball, and he’s very deceptive with his slower balls. Sam, Chris and Joe have also come in and done well.

    ‘We wanted to create opportunities for people to play under pressure. They know the opportunity isn’t around often. They have come in and performed close to their best.’

    England will co-host the World Cup with Wales later this year. Their first match of the global showpiece will be against South Africa at The Oval in London on 30 May.

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