Our prediction is England to win!
West Indies look like a pale shadow of themselves in the T20Is after an excellent showing in the ODI series. They were bundled out for their lowest ever international total of just 45 runs in the second T20I match. Their batsmen are finding it hard to stand up against a spirited England bowling. Only two batsmen scored 10 runs will rest of them all scored just single digit scores. Nicholas Pooran has a lone fifty in the T20Is and there has no other real contribution from the rest. Sheldon Cotrell has been good with the ball and is getting breakthroughs early in the innings. Carlos Brathwaite and Fabien Allen provide good support to the bowling but runs has been leaking from the other bowlers. They failed to stop England after having them for 32/4 in power plays last match.
England will be delighted to take home the T20I trophy and will look to whitewash West Indies to end the tour on a high. Joe Root`s composed 55 and Sam Billings’ counter attacking 87 took them to a commendable score of 182 runs after stuttering at 32/4 very early. With the series in hand, England will look to test their bench strength in this match. There bowlers made short work of West Indies by bowling them out for 45 runs. Chris Jordan captured 4 wickets in just the two overs bowled by them. David Willey, Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett shared two wickets each. England bowlers have done well to restrict in West Indian power hitters in both the matches.
Shai Hope – Shai Hope is having a silent tour aginst England after his impressive showing against India and Bangladesh in their away tours in the last 6 months. He will look to make a mark in the last match of the tour.
Carlos Brathwaite – Brathwaite has been not so effective in the T20Is this series with his identical bowling figures of 1/33 in both the matches. He needs to add more vigor to his bowling to trouble the batsmen.
Nicholas Pooran – 59 runs at strike rate of 144 (Hs-58, 50s -1)
Sheldon Cotrell – 4 wickets at an economy of 8.4 RPO (BB-3/29)
Chris Gayle, Shai Hope (Wk), John Campbell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(C) , Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen
Alex Hales – Hales needs to push his case for the opener`s slot soon or else he will pushed back the pecking order once the full-time openers return to their squad. He was out for single digit scores in both T20Is played so far.
Chris Jordan – Jordan looks to be excellent form and has been capturing bulk of wickets this series. Jordan`s variation and slower balls are highly effective this series.
Sam Billings – 105 runs at strike rate of 167 (Hs-87, 50s -1)
Chris Jordan – 6 wickets at an economy of 4.4 RPO (BB-4/6)
Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow(Wk), Sam Billings, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Dawid Malan, Mark Wood
Warner Park is one of the slow pitches in the West Indies. Run-scoring is very difficult here with bowlers enjoying more success here. The average score in the pitch has been around 140-150 runs. England recorded the highest score with 182 runs here last match. The pitch becomes easier to bat as the match progresses.
Teams batting second have 80% matches played here. Teams will look to contain the opposition batsmen to a low total and chase down easily. Any score over 150 runs is tough to chase here.
The English bowlers exploited the playing conditions better than West Indies team. They were more suited to the pitch with their cutters and slower balls. We expect the repeat of the same this match too.
Back England for the win!
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