The ODI series between West Indies and England has taken an exciting turn with both teams winning one game each. The series decider, 3rd ODI, is scheduled to take place on Saturday at Kensington Oval Barbados, where both West Indies and England will be eying to finish it on a positive note.
West Indies came out on top in the first ODI while chasing but went off the track in the 2nd ODI while batting first. The top bookmakers in India have amazing odds with them.
England’s bowling strength helped them to save the series in the 2nd ODI. Coming for the 3rd ODI, the whole team needs to put effort for a win.
England has a total of 56 fours in the series which are 5 more than West Indies.
The betting tip is...
England to hit over 20 boundaries in the match
West Indies got the chance to bat first but their top order fell for just 23 runs. It was skipper Shai Hope who came to the team’s rescue and scored 68 for 68 at a strike rate of 100.
His partner to provide the momentum to the team was Sherfane Rutherford who scored 63 for 80 at a strike rate of 78.75. Once the partnership was broken, no other batter was able to score a big number.
On the bowling front, the bowlers had a slow start with Romario Shepherd picking up the first and the only wicket in his bag. Gudakesh Mote picked up two wickets at an economy of 4.34. Sherfane Rutherford also contributed with a single scalp but overall bowlers failed to break the partnerships timely.
Shai Hope, Romario Shepherd, and Alick Athanaze are the key players for the West Indies.
Predicted Lineup: Shimron Hetmyer, Alick Athanaze, Brandon King, Keacy Carty, Sherfane Rutherford, Gudakesh Motie, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Yannick Cariah, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas
England's decision to bowl first after winning the toss came out to be perfect for the team. Bowlers gave a good start to the team by decimating the opposition’s top order and lower middle order.
Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone picked up 3 wickets each at an economy of 4.71 and 6.50 respectively. Gus Atkinson and Rehan Ahmed also contributed with 2 wickets each at an economy of 4.20 and 4 respectively.
On the batting front, Will Jacks (73 off 72) gave a good start to the team and provided momentum but the rest of the top order, which included Phil Salt (21 off 15) and Zak Crawley (3 off 9) failed to contribute. Harry Brook (43 off 49) and Jos Buttler (58 off 45) built a strong partnership in the middle order and finished the game for England.
Sam Curran, Harry Brook, and Will Jacks are the key players for the team
Predicted Lineup: Zak Crawley, Brydon Carse, Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Rehan Ahmed, Sam Curran, Jos Buttler, Philip Salt, Gus Atkinson
Both teams have come out on top while chasing the game. Which means they both have equal potential to win the last ODI of the series. However, England has a good batting depth with their experienced bowlers in the right form.
West Indies is still in the process of reviving their quality of cricket and hence we predict a win for England on Saturday.