Windies opt to field against England

Darren Sammy (AFP)
Darren Sammy (AFP)

Mumbai - West Indies won the toss and chose to field first against England in their opening match of the World Twenty20 in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Alex Hales and Jason Roy were set to open the batting for England in the Super 10 Group One match at the Wankhede Stadium in the western Indian city.

Left-arm pace bowler David Willey was picked to play ahead of Liam Plunkett, while Andre Fletcher and all-rounder Jason Holder sat out for the Windies.

Carlos Brathwaite was picked ahead of Holder for the West Indies, who have six foot seven inches left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn in their line-up.

West Indies:

Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor

England:

Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZL) and Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)

Reserve umpire: Sundaram Ravi (IND)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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