West Indies win toss, bowl vs England
West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first in the second of five T20Is against England in Derby.
Both sides were unchanged from the first match, won by England comfortably after 47-run margin following Tammy Beaumont’s 62 off 49 balls from her favoured position as opener.
Deandra Dottin scored a half-century of her own with 69 in a losing cause in that match and West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor said the allrounder – who is yet to bowl in the series as she makes her way back from a shoulder injury – led the way.
“We need to come to the party if we’re going to beat Enlgand,” Taylor said at the toss. “Deandra did what we should have done, I thought she batted really well.”
England counterpart, Heather Knight, was pleased with her side’s performance in the series opener and she called for them to “be really aggressive” again, citing the latter stages of the innings as an area to improve after their batting fell away following a commanding start.
“That back end of the innings didn’t quite go as we wanted,” Knight said. “The intent was there, it was just the execution.”
Play was set to get underway in chilly conditions with rain forecast later in the evening.
England: 1 Danni Wyatt, 2 Tammy Beaumont, 3 Nat Sciver, 4 Heather Knight (capt), 5 Fran Wilson, 6 Amy Jones (wk), 7 Katherine Brunt, 8 Anya Shrubsole, 9 Mady Villiers, 10 Sophie Ecclestone, 11 Sarah Glenn
West Indies: 1 Hayley Matthews, 2 Deandra Dottin, 3 Stafanie Taylor (capt), 4 Shemaine Campbelle (wk), 5 Chinelle Henry, 6 Britney Cooper, 7 Lee-Ann Kirby, 8 Aaliyah Alleyne, 9 Afy Fletcher, 10 Shamilia Connell, 11 Shakera Selman
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