Man of the Match: Jos Buttler
England to win the Match
Our prediction is England to win the match!
West Indies have rolled back the clock this series and are looking at their competitive best. They will look to win this ODI and stake claim in the ODI series after the third ODI is washed out without a ball being bowled.
Chris Gayle has made a grand comeback to the international stage with a century and fifty at the top order. Darren Bravo and Shai Hope has provided good starts in the top order but are yet to make a big score. Shimron Hetmyer was outstanding in the second ODI scoring a match winning century with tail enders. Addition of Andre Russell further strengths their batting line up.
Sheldon Cotrell`s five wicket haul titled the match in the West Indies favor in the second ODI and he looks in great rhythm with the ball. Skipper Jason Holder, Spinners Devendra Bishoo and Ashley Nurse bowl with good control in middle overs to stop the run flow.
England are the No. 1 ranked ODI team currently and they are tested here by the strong West Indies team. Root and Roy`s twin centuries helped them to chase down a record 364 runs in the first ODI.
Skipper Morgan looks in great touch with two back to back 50+ scores in two matches. But Morgan and Stokes failed to take their team home in second ODI after scoring 70+ scores respectively. Stokes is suffering for a niggle and his availability for next match is subject to the fitness.
Chris Woakes and Mark Wood are their frontline seam bowlers and are bowling with good pace and control at the start of the innings. Adil Rashid and Ben stokes are bowling well in the middle overs and are amongst the wicket. Moeen Ali`s form with the ball is a big worry for England as he leaked a lot of runs in both the completed matches.
Shimron Hetmyer – Hetmyer has been making a name for himself over the last six months and he showed his class with the attacking century last match with proved to be the difference at the end.
Jason Holder – Holder has picked 5 wickets at an economy of 6 RPO in which has been a high scoring contests and his bowling has been hugely impressive for the last two years.
Recent Stats (This series)
Chris Gayle - 185 runs at strike rate of 96 (HS – 135, 100s -1, 50s-1)
Sheldon Cottrell – 9-0-46-5 in second ODI.
Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite/Andre Russell.
Darren Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Ashley Nurse, Jason Holder, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Oshane Thomas, Chris Gayle
Eoin Morgan – Morgan looks in great nick with the scores of 65 and 70 in the two matches he played and he will look to add more runs to his tally.
Ben Stokes – Stokes has been excellent with the ball with figures of 3/37 and 1/62 and scored a brilliant 79 with the bat in second ODI. He will e dearly missed he sits out with an injury scare.
Recent Stats (This series)
Joe Root – 138 runs at strike rate of 101 (HS – 102, 100s -1)
Adil Rashid – 4 wickets at an economy 6.8 RPO (BB -3/73)
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Alex Hales/Ben Stokes.
Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Liam Plunkett, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Mark Wood, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, CR Woakes
Grenada Pitch is known to have a good balance between the bat and ball and is known to provide exciting playing conditions with quick outfield. The Average score here batting first would be around 270-280 runs. The rain abandoned the third ODI here and we will have rain interruptions in this match too. Both captains will have to be wary of the DL method scores.
Teams are feeling confident in chasing down totals put against them rather than setting up one. England chased down a record 364 runs in the first match. Both teams will look to bat second and rain threat further stilts them to bats second to match DL method scores at any point of time.
West Indies are playing very well with their set of experienced and young players, but England has been a formidable side in ODIs for the last 2-3 years. They have great depth in their batting and bowling line up, which is an envy for any international team. So, we expect them to win this contest.
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