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It has almost become a rarity to see Test Matches go to Day 5 and even this one had an entire day washed out. Never the less, we are now poised for an absolute thriller. As the cliché goes, all the results are possible.
We thought England missed a trick by batting far too defensively on Day 4. The pitch did not break up as much as expected and their lead could have been much bigger with a little intent. Once again, a lot of their batsmen got starts but only Zak Crawley played a substantial inning.
Joe Denly seems to be done for the time being because Joe Root is going to come back in the next match. Jos Buttler would also be getting nervous seeing as Jonny Bairstow is waiting in the wings to take up his spot.
What we saw on the fourth day was a pitch that has slowed down considerably but is not yet taking a lot of turn. Will that change on the fifth day? It appears as if this pitch does not have the same kind of bite in it as some other matches at this venue have had.
Credit must be given to the West Indian bowlers that kept running in and attacking the stumps. They have out-bowled England by a fair margin to be in this commanding position.
Every run that England scores from here is going to be crucial. They won the toss and chose to bat because they knew this pitch could crumble on the fifth day. A score of around 200 is not going to be easy to chase for the West Indies.
Dom Bess is going to be under pressure to win his spot. We don’t think the West Indies batsmen are going to get too intimidated, though. They have a sense of belief and will go for their shots against the spinners. Mark Wood and Jofra Archer could become a lot more dangerous if the ball starts keeping low, though.
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According to us the two most likely results at this point of time are a West Indian victory or a Draw. The odds on both are excellent considering the position of the West Indies in this match. The fast bowlers could roll-over the remaining two wickets quickly and give the West Indies an excellent chance to win.
If, however, the tail-enders do stick around, the time left in the match is going to reduce drastically and bring in the possibility of the Draw. This is why you should definitely play the hedge in this case to protect your money.
The 1st test match between England and West Indies is poised beautifully! West Indies has taken a pretty big lead but will have to bat fourth in the match. The spinners should start coming into this game much more from this day on and batting could become much more difficult very quickly.
The West Indies would have been a little disappointed that so many of their batsmen got in but no one could get a big score. Kraig Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich are the standouts of course, but Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase batted well too.
A 114 run lead is nothing to scoff at. The England batsmen managed to survive for 10 overs but they have everything still to do. 99 runs behind at the start, England must somehow find a way to get 300 more runs to be competitive.
The West Indies has the upper hand quite clearly from here.
It is going to be a tough task for England to be able to get away with a draw in this match forget thinking about a win. Ideally, England needs to bat for the entire day today and half of the session tomorrow before attacking the West Indies batting.
Can it be done? Yes, sure but England being bowled out for somewhere around 200-250 seems pretty likely at this point.
The West Indies must give more bowling to Roston Chase. The pitch at the Ageas Bowl turns and can make batting very difficult. He must bowl at least 20 overs on the day if England does not lose early wickets.
Let us have a look at some of our favorite bets for Day 4
It is quite staggering to think West Indies is available at 2.75 even at this stage in the game. Yes, England has never lost a match here in the past. It also managed to overcome a 27 run deficit against India in 2018.
However, India still scored 184 in that match in the fourth inning. If the West Indies can keep its target below 150 or even 180, it has an excellent chance of winning. This England side has one of the weakest top-orders that we have seen in quite some time.
This is a chance to get your money back if you started with a bet on England.
The slow start that England has had has made this over-under pretty attractive. England will start slow in order to save its wickets but the West Indies will have very attacking fields as well. This provides some scoring opportunities that we think the English batsmen can grab.
This could be a good and relatively safe money maker for you.
The West Indian bowlers blew away the English batting in a display of brilliant fast-bowling. Jason Holder recorded his best test match figures and Shannon Gabriel picked up four wickets as well. England, in response, could only pick up one wicket as the day belonged completely to the West Indies.
Now, we have an interesting battle with Kraig Brathwaite and Shai Hope at the crease. These are the two best batsmen of the West Indies team and need to bat for as long as possible.
England’s bowlers were too short or too straight. Jimmy Anderson and Jofra Archer looked threatening but Mark Wood, and Ben Stokes were poor. Can they match their West Indian counterparts?
We think England is going to hit back strongly in this test match. Batting is not easy and there is always some help for the batsmen. That being side, the third day is always the best day for the teams to bat on. The West Indies team has enough depth to be able to take a slight lead against England.
Let’s see some of the bets that look like winners to us right now.
Kraig Brathwaite and Shai Hope are pretty slow when they start. They are also going to be pretty cautious at the start of the play. If the West Indies loses a wicket or two then the scoring rate will become even slower.
This is a good bet and one that pays good dividends.
This is a bet where its worth taking a bit of a risk. Is there anything that Jason Holder cannot do at the moment? The best all-rounder in the world is going to be full of confidence after his bowling performance. He also scored a double century against England in the previous series they played against each other.
The West Indian top-order can crumble and give Jason Holder a chance to top the scorers chart as well.
With the rain gods playing havoc on the first day of return of International Cricket after a long hiatus, we are hoping the second and subsequent days offer full day of gameplay. Here is a review of everything that happened on first day, the preview for the second day and our favorite bets.
We waited months for the return of Test Cricket and then rain played spoil-sport! Only 17.4 overs were possible on the first day but that was enough to give us a few clues as to what we can expect. The West Indies bowlers bowled impressively with the new ball and tested the English batsmen.
Shannon Gabriel was the best bowler of the lot. Alzarri Joseph looked a bit flat to start out with but got better. Jason Holder was down on pace and bowled way too short to be successful. Kemar Roach too would be unhappy with his lines with the new ball.
There is a lot of room for improvement.
The English batsmen looked comfortable after an initial few nervy moments. The pitch does not have much pace in it and a set batsman can really make the bowlers pay.
A cloudy day with intermittent showers is forecast for Day 2 of the test match. That means we could have some delays but a lot more cricket than on day 1. The West Indies bowlers looked flat and it is difficult to imagine them running through this England side if they don’t get a couple of quick wickets.
A day full of runs looks likely.
Here are some of our favorite bets to look out for:
England will need to score 21 runs in the first 7.2 overs they face for you to lose this bet. It is possible but yesterday these batsmen scored just 12 runs in the first 8 overs they faced. Fresh bowlers, overcast conditions, and batsmen restarting makes this an excellent bet.
Kemar Roach did not look very impressive on the first day but we expect him to come back stronger. He was getting good movement off the pitch and is currently available at an excellent price. This is more of a risk but the potential returns make it our second favorite bet for the day.
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England has gone with an expected squad of 13 for the first test. The batting order is right there for everyone to see but there is a lot of confusion regarding the bowing choices. Let’s start with the easy stuff.
England is going to line up with Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, and Joe Denly as their top-4. This is an obvious weakness of the England team. None of these players have been consistent in the chances that they have got. One of them would have missed out had Joe Root been available which puts the pressure on them to make this chance count.
The middle-order is very strong. Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, and Jos Buttler are formidable. They can counter-attack, hunker down, or just play their natural game. This is where England has the biggest advantage especially if the top-order can see off the new ball.
England is likely to pick Dominic Bess in the side as the lone spinner. Southampton always offers a little something to the spinners and so his role may be pretty important as the match goes on. James Anderson is sure to play this match but the remaining two bowlers are not clear.
Jofra Archer is the brightest young star of English cricket while Stuart Broad has proven himself to be very effective in home conditions. Mark Wood picked up nine wickets in the previous completed match and is actually the fastest bowler in the group.
Any of these two is going to be a good option but it looks like Stuart Broad is going to miss out.
England has a fantastic bowling attack and a batting side that is better than the West Indies.
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, BA Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
It is going to be very difficult for the West Indies to win the series or even a match on this tour. They managed to pull off a remarkable chase in Headingley the last time they were in the UK but that was a freak result.
West Indies batting is a huge concern and a lot will depend on Kraig Brathwaite and Shai Hope. There is very little proven talent apart from these two and even these two players don’t average 30 in Test cricket. Shane Dowrich has been excellent down the order but he is not someone that enjoys the moving ball too much.
The manner in which these two players are able to fend off the new ball is going to be very crucial.
John Campbell is a naturally aggressive player and should play his natural game. Along with Rakheem Cornwall down the order, Campbell is one of the players that we think could be a surprise success on this tour.
Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, and Jason Holder round out the batting lineup which looks decidedly worrying. Brooks is inexperienced while Holder is returning from injury.
There is talent, no doubt, but to consistently be able to score runs against a class bowling attack in foreign conditions is not something we would bank on.
If the West Indies has to pull off a win, then it has to bowl like it did in the last home series against England. Its fast-bowling unit is very good and must ask questions of the English batting.
Kemar Roach is the bowler we think is going to be the most dangerous but others like Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, and Rakheem Cornwall are very dangerous too. West Indies have the option of picking Raymon Riefer too but that could possibly mean leaving Roston Chase out.
John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first even though there is some rain around. Batting fourth on a pitch that starts to break up is going to be very difficult.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
There has been some rain predicted on the first two days of the test match that could take some time out of the game. The weather is expected to be much better for the last three days of the test and so there should be plenty of time for a result.
The pitch at Southampton is going to be a bit more bowler-friendly than usual. There is no saliva allowed to shine the ball and this is could be compensated for with a bit more grass. The surface underneath is dry and always takes turn around the third or fourth day of play.
It would be great for cricket if the West Indies came out and won this test match. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you to bet on what we would like to happen but rather on what we think will happen. England has a world-class bowling attack, a better batting side than the West Indies, and is playing in home conditions.
They have to be the team to back. You can even look for opportunities with in-play betting at times when the West Indies team has an upper hand.
Bet on England to win.
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