England wins toss, bowling first vs West Indies in 5th ODI

(AP) — England won the toss and chose to bowl first against West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international on Friday.

Looking for a series whitewash, England gave bowling allrounder Tom Curran his ODI debut in place of Chris Woakes from the game on Wednesday at The Oval.

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales, who were stood down for that game because of their involvement in a street brawl early Monday, have since been suspended from England duty.

West Indies was forced to make two changes after captain Jason Holder returned home to Barbados for his uncle’s funeral, and opener Evin Lewis broke his ankle to retire hurt on 176 at The Oval. Jason Mohammed leads the side, Kyle Hope was in to open, and batsman Sunil Ambris will make his ODI debut in Holder’s place.



England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jake Ball.

West Indies: Jason Mohammed (captain), Chris Gayle, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Sunil Ambris, Ashley Nurse, Alzarri Joseph, Jerome Taylor, Miguel Cummins.