England and #West Indies are all set to begin the five matches, one-day series on September 19, 2017. The first match will be played at Old Trafford. West Indies need to win the series 5-0 or 4-0 to ensure an automatic qualification to the #world cup 2019. Their form was questionable during the recent three-match test series with England, a battle that saw England prevail over the West Indies 2-1.The Caribbean outfit was only operating at their best in the lone Twenty 20 match, which it won convincingly.

Windies strengthened with return of Gayle

The Caribbean outfit is strengthened by the return of Gayle and Bravo back to the one-day side.

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The Caribbean team has not won a one-day series since 2014 and Gayle is playing for the team for the first time since 2015. The #England Team is ranked fourth in the world and they are strong contenders in home ground conditions. Holder returns as captain but the team will miss the services of Pollard and Naraine. September 30 is the cutoff date for automatic qualification for the world cup and things are looking dim for West Indies. The Caribbean team has not beaten the English team in a one-day series in the last ten years and the Caribbean team has not won a one-day series against an ICC top six ranked teams in the last six years.The confidence that the West Indies team has gained after the test series is high and they can make a series win provided they field well. During the test series, the team was guilty of dropping catches and the energy level was low at times.

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Gayle, aged 37 has proved his form to himself and his critics during this tour by hitting 27 balls for 40 runs. Fans are hoping that he can inspire the team to perform well and help them reach the next world cup.

England confident against touring West Indies

England's one-day team is on the rise after 2015 and they have become a strong outfit. The English camp has asserted that Bairstow will open the innings and Stokes will make an effective return to the game. There are chances that Tom Curray and Willey could play for England bearing in mind the 2019 world cup. Similar to India, the selectors are busy trying out different player combinations for their one-day team. India is doing the same with their one-day team. The other strong one-day team playing on tour now is Australia.England has whitewashed the West Indies in the bilateral series played in March 2017 and has won 45 matches against the Caribbean outfit. England and the West Indies have met at Old Trafford twice and both teams have won one match apiece.

Morgan's form is not that impressive and he needs to get his groove back and should lead the team from the front. Morgan was bracketed along with Steve Smith and Virat in one-day matches. He needs to find the form to justify the tag.