Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Windies v England 1st T20I
Windies ran England very close in the ODI series and were successful in levelling the series 2-2.
Had one match not been washed out, you never know, they could have even won the series with the intensity with which they are playing.
The last ODI was a disaster for the England batting lineup as wickets kept getting toppled. The floodgates were opened when Sheldon Cotterell dismissed Jonny Bairstow in the third over after which one wicket fell after another and England were folded up for just 113 in less than 30 overs.
The leading Windies bowler was Oshane Thomas who has impressed many in his short career and was bound to make an impactful performance sooner or later. The only thing that he needs to work on is his stamina as his pace drops considerably after 5-6 ovrrs.
Chris Gayle was super consistent in the ODIs and blasted a 27 -balls 77 to make a statement. With fresh personal coming in, both teams look prety even stevens as far as the squads are concerned.
Carlos Brathwaite would take over the reins of the side from Jason Holder in the shortest format which would make for an exciting T20 series. With the power-hitters that both teams have, the T20Is are expected to be high scoring. The batters in both teams almost cancel out each other and the team bowling well would take the series.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
West Indies- Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
England- Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Joe Denly, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Mark Wood
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shimron Hetmyer (Windies), Jonny Bairstow (England)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sheldon Cottrell (Windies), Mark Wood (England)
Most Fours – Shimron Hetmyer (Windies), Eoin Morgan (England)
Team Scores Batting first – England 200+, Windies 185+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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