The Latest: England skipper Morgan limps off field

England's Jason Roy, right, walks off the field of play with a leg injury during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

England captain Eoin Morgan has limped off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 40th over of the World Cup group game against the West Indies

LONDON — The Latest on Day 16 of the Cricket World Cup (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

England captain Eoin Morgan has limped off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 40th over of the World Cup group game against the West Indies.

It wasn't clear how Morgan injured himself but he joined opening batsman Jason Roy in getting treatment in the pavilion.

West Indies was 202-6 at the time.


1 p.m.

Jason Roy won't return to field during the West Indies innings and will have to bat down the order for England after straining his left hamstring in the World Cup group game at Hampshire's Rose Bowl.

Roy, a big-hitting opening batsman, pulled up as he attempted to field a ball in the eighth over. He slowly walked from the field and was treated for tightness in his upper left leg.

The England team issued an update saying Roy wouldn't field again on Friday and would not be allowed to bat above No. 7.


12:30 p.m.

Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer have shared a 63-run partnership to lift West Indies to 118-3 halfway through its allotted 50 overs in the Cricket World Cup group game against England.

Top-ranked England won the toss and sent West Indies in to bat in cold, overcast conditions, removing opener Evin Lewis in the third over with the total at 4.

Chris Gayle and Shai Hope shared a 50-run second-wicket stand before both lost their wickets within three balls as West Indies slumped to 55-3 in the 14th over. Gayle surpassed Viv Richards as the leading scorer in one-day international cricket games between West Indies and England before he was caught in the outfield off Liam Plunkett's bowling for 36.

Mark Wood, who dropped Gayle on 15, had Hope (11) out leg before wicket on review after the on-field umpire had given the West Indies batsman not out.

Pooran was unbeaten on 36 and Hetmyer was 23 not out when West Indies hit the 25-over mark.


11:20 a.m.

Chris Gayle has had a slow start, been dropped in the outfield, and hit Chris Woakes for a boundary in an eventful innings before becoming the leading run-scorer ever in one-day internationals between West Indies and England.

Gayle was unbeaten on 33 from 29 balls as West Indies reached 41-1 after 10 overs in the Cricket World Cup group game at Hampshire's Rose Bowl.

He started the game with 1,596 career runs in ODIs against England and surpassed Viv Richards' previous record of 1,619 when he drove Woakes down the ground. Just for good measure, he drove the next ball over long-on for six.

Woakes started well, troubling Gayle and taking the wicket of Evin Lewis bowled for 2.

Gayle was on 15 when he skied a Woakes ball down to third man, where Mark Wood grabbed the ball in both hands but dropped it when his elbows hit the ground.

Compounding England's concerns, opener Jason Roy left the field soon after with a leg injury after attempting to cut off a single.

Gayle wasn't timing the ball well but was still scoring, particularly against Barbados-born Jofra Archer, who had 0-25 in his first five overs.


10:20 a.m.

England skipper Eoin Morgan has won the toss and sent West Indies in to bat in a Cricket World Cup group game expected to start on time after a spate of rain interruptions or washouts at the tournament.

England retained the same starting XI which beat Bangladesh in Cardiff, with pace bowler Mark Wood passing a fitness test on his sore left ankle to take his place in the attack.

West Indies made three changes to the lineup that started in the game here on Monday against South Africa, which lasted only 7.3 overs.

The Windies have bolstered the pace attack by giving Shannon Gabriel his first start of the tournament at the expense of off-spinner Ashley Nurse. Andre Russell returns after being rested for the South Africa game and takes Kemar Roach's place, and Evin Lewis returns at the top of the order in favor of Darren Bravo.

Top-ranked England has two wins and a loss coming into the match at Hampshire's Rose Bowl. The West Indies have a win, a loss and a point from the washout against South Africa.

England and West Indies split a series 2-2 in the Caribbean. England's Barbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer will play for the first time against West Indies.


England: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder (captain), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel.


9:30 a.m.

The sun was out in Southampton and the prospects for a Cricket World Cup game getting started were high.

After just one completed game since Sunday, top-ranked England and West Indies were meeting at Hampshire's Rose Bowl on Friday with hopes high of a result.

West Indies had to share the points here with South Africa last Monday, when only 7.3 overs were played before the group game was washed out.

Since then, games in Bristol and Nottingham were abandoned without a ball bowled and defending champion Australia got enough dry weather in Taunton on Wednesday to beat Pakistan by 41 runs.

England has two wins and a loss — against Pakistan — leading into Friday's contest against the West Indies, who beat Pakistan and lost to Australia before their washout against South Africa.

One of the highlights of the contest will be how Barbados-born Jofra Archer handles playing for England against the West Indies.

The forecast is for overcast conditions with a slight chance of rain in Southampton on Friday.


More AP cricket: and

Related News

Los Angeles Rams' home opener tempts Emmy Awards guests

Sep 19, 2016

TV or football, some Emmy guests Sunday faced a tough choice as the returned-to-L.A. Rams played their home opener just down the street from the Microsoft Theater, where the Emmy Awards are being presented

NFL Capsules

Dec 26, 2016

Sunday's NFL Capsules

Police, other agencies ramp up security for Rose Parade

Dec 29, 2016

Acknowledging they have learned valuable lessons from this year's terrorist attack in Brussels, authorities said they are tightening security at the 128th annual Rose Parade

Broaden News

Replay Wall delivers the most accurate sports news to you with experts’ voice. We aim to bring every sports fan together here even if you’ve missed the game.

Bowl Championship Series Professional Football Arena Football CFL Football NFL Football Youth Football Press Releases Broaden News