England Tour of West Indies

Ben Stokes will be preparing for the IPL while in the West Indies
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England arrive in St. Kitts and Nevis on 22nd February and will play two warm-up games on 25th and 27th February before the ODI which is due to be played on 3rd March in Antigua.


The first warm up game WICB XI v England XI betting odds  would suggest that the England XI will win the match which will also allow England to acclimatise a little after their recent tour to India and will give the players a chance to try and secure a place in the three match ODI series coming up in March.


The England selectors have named an unchanged 14-man squad for the three-match ODI series against the West Indies and Eoin Morgan will captain the squad which is unchanged from the recent series that lost 2-1 to India 

 
The two warm up matches will allow England to acclimatise a little after their recent tour to India and will give all the players a chance to try and secure a place in the three match ODI series
On announcing the squad, England selector James Whitaker stated that he wished the players gain as much International match experience before the Champions Trophy in June.


“There is a huge emphasis on white ball cricket during the first half of 2017, as we continue our preparation ahead of this summer’s ICC Champions Trophy tournament in England.


“We felt it was important to keep faith with the squad that competed during the recent tour of India.
"The current group of players are making excellent progress under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan and head coach Trevor Bayliss and the tour of the Caribbean will enable the team to test themselves in different conditions against a competitive side in the West Indies.”


The three-match ODI series will be played between 3rd and 9th March.


England squad for ODI series against West Indies:
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, vice captain), Jason Roy (Surrey), Sam Billings (Kent), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), David Willey (Yorkshire), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)