England bat first in World Twenty20 opener against West Indies

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England were asked to bat first in their World Twenty20 opener against the West Indies in Mumbai.

Having included left-arm seamer David Willey ahead of Yorkshire team-mate Liam Plunkett, England would have preferred to bowl first and chase but captain Eoin Morgan called incorrectly.

Both sides will be batting under floodlights at the Wankhede Stadium, but Windies skipper Darren Sammy prefers his heavy-hitting lower order to run down a target.

Like England, the islanders included two spinners on a green-tinged surface with Sulieman Benn and Samuel Badree named in the XI.


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