England's Buttler fit for West Indies game

Mark Wood and Jofra Archer of England during a England Nets Session at Cardiff

Mark Wood left and Jofra Archer are inspiring each other to bowl faster and faster for England in the World Cup Credit Alex Davidson Getty Images

Joel Garner, the legendary 6ft, 8in fast bowler who took eight of his 146 ODI wickets in the 1979 World Cup, arguably the most one-sided ever, says "it's important that the money goes back into cricket". "We will have to manage them as we would normally, as we do with Chris Woakes if there's back-to-back games", Morgan added.

Shiv Chanderpaul, the former Windies skipper whose ODI run tally for the West Indies is only bettered by Brian Lara and Chris Gayle, is, however, confident that the administration has turned a corner.

The vice-captain hurt his hip while batting against Bangladesh but appears to have overcome the complaint - even if Bayliss is unsure if he will keep wicket.

However, England also boast the likes of Mark Wood and Barbadian Jofra Archer, both of whom have consistently topped speeds of 95 miles per hour.

"He has always enjoyed the challenge of fast bowling so I expect him to relish that".

Archer could have been bowling for the West Indies, had they persuaded him to pursue an worldwide future with them, but even in his absence they are a frightening prospect.

Curtly Ambrose, who was part of the team's bowlers who dominated cricket into the 2000's and who took 630 global wickets between 1988-2000, including 24 in World Cups, says "it's (been) really sad to see West Indies cricket the way it is". It was a bit precautionary the other day.

The West Indies dismissed Pakistan for 105 at Trent Bridge, the lowest total of the tournament, by unleashing an array of bouncers from Oshane Thomas, Andre Russell and Sheldon Cottrell.

"I did work with him (Archer) when he was a lot younger in Barbados".

"I don't think many people like the short stuff, whether it is England or the West Indies". He could have kept, but it wasn't sure whether he would have been able to sprint after a high catch.

Asked if Buttler might play as a specialist batsman to lighten his workload in the field, Bayliss kept his options open.

"I haven't really thought about it. We haven't bowled pretty much for two days, or he hasn't bowled, so he will have to see how he bowls and if it is still sore, we probably won't take a risk".

"From years gone by, that was something we prided ourselves on and now you see we have some more coming through". "I'm expecting him to play a full part".

Should he respond badly to his outing in the nets, or if England merely decide to err on the side of caution with one of their star assets, Hampshire's James Vince would be the likeliest pick in his role as spare batsman.

His off-breaks were deemed surplus to requirements in a seam-heavy attack at Sophia Gardens, but he could come back into consideration in Southampton. But he has recovered well and is all but certain to play in Friday's match against West Indies.

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