With a dominating win in the 3rd T20, England is gaining momentum in the shortest format of the game. After the previous loss, the hosts need to recalibrate and strategise again for the 4th T20 which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at Brian Lara Cricket Academy.
West Indies started on a positive note with a win in the first two T20s but they witnessed a loss in the 3rd T20. However, there is still a chance for them to bounce back and level the series on Wednesday.
England has shown positive signs but they are still behind by 2-1 in the series. On Wednesday, the visitors will be eyeing to level the series with another win. Cricket betting sites have a wide range of betting markets with them.
Powell’s average in the last 3 T20s has been 40 and hence he is expected to play a crucial role for the team.
The betting tip is...
Rovman Powell to score 40.5 runs
Even after reaching a high score, West Indies witnessed a loss in the 3rd T20 and the primary reason for the disappointing result was a below-average performance by the bowling unit.
On the batting front at first, the starting pair Brandon King (8 off 5) and Kyle Mayers (0 off 3) departed early but Nicholas Pooran (82 off 45), Shai Hope (26 off 19), and skipper Rovman Powell (39 off 21) gave the much require balance into the team. Rovman Powell is the key player in the middle order as he maintains a good strike rate in any situation.
On the bowling front, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, and Gudakesh Motie picked up a single wicket each but displayed economy of 13.00, 13.04, & 7.50 respectively. Loose bowling in every spell led to the loss for the hosts and before the 4th T20 starts, something needs to be done for the same.
Skipper Rovman Powell won’t be making any changes in the team combination.
Predicted Lineup: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie
The decision to bowl first by skipper Jos Buttler worked in favour of the team. The start was positive by the bowler as Moeen Ali and Reece Topley broke the opening partnership of the opposition.
Adil Rashid and Sam Curran also contributed with two wickets each but their economy was 8 & 11.33.
On the batting front, Phil Salt was at his best since the start of the game and scored 109 off 56 balls at a strike rate of 194.64. His innings included 4 fours and 9 maximums. Jos Buttler was his partner in the start as he scored 51 off 34 at a strike rate of 150. Liam Livingstone (30 off 18) and Harry Brook (31 off 7) continued the momentum and scored the winning run.
Gus Atkinson and Tymal Mills were costly in the last fixture and we might not see one of them in the fourth T20.
Predicted Lineup: Phil Salt, Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Rehan Ahmed, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Reece Topley
The 3rd T20 came out as a thrilling fixture between both teams but the result went on to the team who displayed a good batting depth. West Indies bowlers were weak and they lost their self-belief during the match.
Even though England bowlers displayed higher economy, they had a good depth in batting, and that maintained the balance of the team. We predict a win for England in the 4th T20 on Wednesday.