West Indies vs England, 4th T20I Predictions, Odds, Picks
- West Indies are leading the five-match series by a 2-1 margin.
- A West Indies triumph in this match will secure them the series, while an England victory will keep the series alive.
- England’s bowling contingent needs to get their act together, having conceded 394 runs in their last 40 overs.
West Indies vs England Odds
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West Indies vs England Prediction and Pick
West Indies always tends to up the ante when they face the Englishmen. They have won 13 of the 22 T20I matches they have played against England, with the Three Lions emerging victorious on nine occasions. Having said that, England are currently a powerhouse in limited-overs cricket and have shown time and again that they are capable of bouncing back from adverse situations.
England to Win (-142)
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West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers/Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
England: Jason Roy, Tom Banton (wk), Sam Billing/James Vince, Moeen Ali (c), Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Philip Salt, Chris Jordan/George Garton, Adil Rashid, Liam Dawson/Tymal Mills, Reece Topley
Spirited West Indies Are on the Brink of Beating World No. 1, but England Knows How to Bounce Back
West Indies and England are separated by nine places in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings. That, however, has been inconsequential in the ongoing five-match T20I series, as the Caribbean boys are on the verge of beating the number one ranked T20I team in the world, England.
Kieron Pollard’s team had a dream start to their campaign as they won the first game comprehensively by a margin of 9 wickets. The second game saw England living up to their potential, and though Akeal Hosein almost secured an improbable victory for the Windies, Eoin Morgan’s men held on to their nerves to secure a one-run triumph.
However, all of England’s good work was undone in the third T20I, where they were handed a 20-run defeat by the hosts. West Indies put up a mammoth total of 224 runs on the board whilst batting first, and though Tom Banton and Phil Salt’s fighting knocks kept England in the hunt, England could ultimately muster up nothing more than 204 runs.
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West Indies are likely to field an unchanged playing XI for this game, given that they won the third T20I. However, if they are bold enough to carry out experiments, they can play a punt with the talented Kyle Mayers. The all-rounder could come in place of Shai Hope, who has struggled to get going in this series and has scored only 26 runs in three innings, at an average of less than 10. In such a scenario, Nicholas Pooran will have to keep wickets for the Caribbean boys.
England, on the other hand, are expected to make plenty of changes to their team for this do-or-die clash. Versatile batter Sam Billings might get the nod ahead of an out of form James Vince. Besides that, Chris Silverwood’s coaching team can also opt for a couple of changes in the bowling contingent – replacing George Garton and Tymal Mills with Chris Jordan and Liam Dawson respectively.
Jason Holder: The English batters have had no answers to Jason Holder’s pace and bounce in this series, as the 30-year-old is currently topping the leading wicket-takers charts. He has scalped 7 wickets in three matches at an incredible average of 10.42 and has the best bowling figures of 4/7, which came in the first T20I.
Adil Rashid: Adil Rashid has been England’s trump card with the ball as Kieron Pollard & Co. has not been able to attack the leg-spinner. The Yorkshire lad has scalped 4 wickets, but what is more impressive is his economy rate of 5.83 runs per overs. Rashid has conceded less than 30 runs in all of the three T20Is so far.
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How to Watch West Indies vs England
|West Indies vs England, 4th T20I – Information|
|Teams||West Indies vs England|
|Location||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|Time||Sunday, 30th January, 1:30 AM IST/8 PM GMT (29th January)|
|How to watch||FanCode (India), BT Sports 1 SD & BT Sports 1 HD (United Kingdom), ESPN Caribbean (West Indies)|
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