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Summary

  1. England win toss & bowl first
  2. England unchanged; Wood, Buttler both play
  3. Andre Russell back for Windies
  4. England fourth in table, Windies sixth
  5. 10:30 BST start at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  6. Watch in-play clips & listen to TMS above (UK only)

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By Jack Skelton

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  1. Post update

    So Jofra Archer versus Chris Gayle to start the day?

    YES.

    PLEASE.

  2. Windies make three changes

    Evin Lewis and Andre Russell return from injury, while fast bowler Shannon Gabriel makes his first appearance of the World Cup.

    Darren Bravo, Ashley Nurse and Kemar Roach miss out.

  3. Post update

    West Indies captain Jason Holder:“It’s an opportunity for our guys to get some runs. I would’ve liked to bowl first on a fresh wicket.

    “We’re up for the occasion, we know what is at stake. We’ve planned well and everyone is up for it.

    “It’s a matter of adapting to the individuals we’re playing against. It’s all about the surface as well.”

  4. England unchanged

    Mark Wood is passed fit and keeps his place. Moeen Ali misses out again.

  5. Post update

    England captain Eoin Morgan:“The wicket has been under covers for the last 24 hours and we predict there might be a bit of moisture in early on, so hopefully we can take advantage of that. The World Cup is all about turning up on the day, adapting to conditions and hopefully winning.”

  6. BreakingEngland win the toss and bowl

  7. Post update

    Eoin Morgan and Jason Holder are out in the middle.

    Here comes the toss…

  8. Post update

    Alastair Cook

    Former England captain on TMS

    West Indies are a seriously dangerous side to play against;
    they can get you on your day. The one thing England will have prepared for on a
    batting front is their hit-the-pitch bowlers.

    They have kind of gone back to the West Indies side of the
    70s and 80s where they try and hit you on the head. Even Jason Holder and
    Oshane Thomas were bowling a lot of bouncers. England have to prepare for that.

    With Southampton being a big, wide ground there is a legitimate tactic to bowl
    bouncers and in one-day cricket you cannot afford two dot balls an over.

  9. Post update

    West Indies drew the five-match ODI series against England 2-2 earlier this year.

    In the final match Oshane Thomas took 5-21 as England struggled against the short ball and were bowled out for just 113.

    I think we can expect more of the short stuff today.

  10. Post update

    Alastair Cook

    Former England captain on TMS

    With the amount of wet weather recently I doubt the
    pitch will have too much pace on it. The fuller length when there has been a
    lot of moisture is the length to find in English conditions. So maybe
    West Indies will surprise us and not go for the short ball and instead search
    for the fuller length.

  11. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Southampton

    A World Cup match in Southampton leads to a curious and unique mix of people.

    Whilst the cricket is a big enough deal in these parts to necessitate a World Cup helpdesk in the lobby of my hotel, the port also attracts tourists who are about to embark on cruises to various locations.

    So, as cricket fans wonder about the state of Andre Russell’s knee or Mark Wood’s ankle, Americans discuss places they’ve visited in Norway. Both groups lament the rain.

  12. Welcome

    Hello and welcome to live coverage of England against West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in (near) Southampton.

    Play will get under way at 10:30 BST and we’ll have the toss and team news to bring you soon.

    England have won two and lost one so far, while West Indies have won one, lost one and had one no result.

  13. Post update

  14. Post update

    So, yes, it’s been a miserable week, with four games abandoned, three of which without a single ball being bowled.

    That was the case yesterday for India against New Zealand. At least they both got to keep their unbeaten records, eh?

    I’ve done about 15 hours of live texting in the past few days just on interpreting the body language of umpires and telling you whether the covers are on or off.

    I’m sick of it. So what’s the weather like in Southampton?

    IT IS NOT RAINING!

  15. Post update

    Let’s try this again, shall we?