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US vs WI Playing 11: Hope replaced injured Brandon; Milind, Shadley are in for US

West Indies have included Shai Hope as the replacement player for the injured Brandon King for their second Super 8 clash against the United States. West Indies was scheduled to play the second Super 8 match of the tournament against the United States on June 22 in Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Apart from losing their first game, West Indies faced another major setback after their aggressive opening batter Brandon King sustained an injury during the game against England.

Though Kyle Mayers has been officially approved as the replacement for the injured Brandon King, he was expected to join the squad on Saturday. On the other hand, the United States made a couple of changes in their playing 11 by including Milind Kumar and Shadley as replacements for Jessy and Shayan.

US vs WI Playing 11

West Indies: Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran(w), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell(c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Obed McCoy

United States: Steven Taylor, Andries Gous(w), Nitish Kumar, Aaron Jones(c), Corey Anderson, Milind Kumar, Harmeet Singh, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Nosthush Kenjige, Ali Khan, Saurabh Netravalkar

Winning the toss, West Indies captain Rovman Powell said “We are going to bowl first. Looks a pretty good wicket, inclement weather as well. We’ll look to bowl well and take instructions from there. Our destination in our hands. Today provides us an opportunity to get back to winning ways. We have been batting well as a team.

We were lacking a bit of intensity in the middle overs in the previous game. Romario misses out, in comes McCoy. King has been ruled out and in comes Shai Hope”.

United States captain Aaron Jones said “It’s going to be good. I’d get a lot of support tonight. It’s going to be a good wicket. We are going to play our normal cricket, fearless and aggressive cricket. We’ll look to get a good total. We’ll try to be as positive as possible. Two changes. Milind Kumar and Shadley are in. Jessy is out and Shayan is out”.

What to Expect at Kensington Oval Today?

The skies are expected to be clear. This will be the 6th game of this World Cup game at the Kensington Oval. Pitches here have started to show signs of slowing down. It took Suryakumar Yadav‘s brilliance for India to cross the 180-mark against Afghanistan, in what looked like a slightly sluggish Barbados wicket.

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