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England would be very happy for a change of pace after being battered in the Ashes in Australia for the last few weeks. It now travels to the West Indies for 5 T20 internationals and three Tests. That is a pretty significant series considering the tight calendar that teams have to work with.
West Indies was beaten in an ODI series by Ireland just prior to this series and that is not a good way to gear up for an important contest. However, no one can write off the West Indies when it comes to T20 cricket. They won their home series against Australia last year quite convincingly and will be hoping for the same this time around.
England last played a T20 series in the West Indies in 2019 and won that 3-0.
The cricket betting sites are giving England the tag of favorites once more.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for West Indies vs England 1st T20 2022. The match is going to be played at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados on the 22nd of January 2022.
West Indies is going to be playing this series with more or less a full squad to choose from. Andre Russell is playing the Bangladesh Premier League but then he has never shown a particular interest in the bilateral series.
The obvious strength for the West Indies has always been its batting. Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, and Brandon King are the three names that jump out at you when you look at the squad. These are the three players that have done well for the West Indies in the past and around the world in franchise cricket.
Neither of them is in great form, though, and so someone else will have to step up.
Not having Evin Lewis or Lendl Simmons can be a bit of a setback. Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, and Kyle Mayers in the squad give the West Indies the luxury of choosing a number of different all-rounders.
Batting depth is one area that no one can match the West Indies. Even Hayden Walsh Jr, Odeon Smith, and Romario Shepherd are extremely capable with the bat. West Indies basically bats till number eleven and is filled to the brim with six-hitters.
The bowling attack looks a bit thin. Odean Smith, Fabian Allen, Dominic Drakes, and maybe Akeal Hossain will play the first match. Leaving Sheldon Cottrell could be a big call but we are expecting that to happen.
Overall, the West Indies is a powerful team with a batting lineup that can often struggle up top but recover thanks to its lower order. Its bowling is just about average and will not worry the England lineup one bit.
Brandon King, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, F Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell.
It will be a huge relief for England to watch its magnificent white-ball team in action after the absolute battering it received in the Ashes series in Australia. Eoin Morgan will be back in action to lead the side and he will have the outline of the squad that he wants for the World Cup in Australia later this year.
Jason Roy, Phil Salt, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, and Liam Livingstone could form the top-6 for the team but they could just as easily find a place of Sam Billings or Tom Banton.
The depth in the batting resources is incredible that even without Buttler, Stokes, Malan, and the Currans, England has problems of plenty in its squad. We think whatever players England chooses, it should have the batting depth to not only compete with the West Indies but come out tops.
Without Buttler, the six-hitting ability of England may be compromised just a bit although Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone are more than capable of compensating for that on their day.
Perhaps as impressive as the batting, is the bowling attack that England has at its disposal.
Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, and Chris Jordan are the four bowlers that we feel certain will make the first eleven. That leaves one position for England to experiment with as it sees fit.
England may not have won the T20 World Cup in 2021 but it will certainly go into the 2022 edition as one of the favorites. The kind of talent that it has at its disposal is just well beyond anything that West Indies can match right now.
Jason Roy, Tom Banton, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, AU Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Reece Topley.
The team that wins the toss is likely to want to field first. Both teams have a strong batting lineup and chasing could be their preferred strategy.
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The weather forecast for Barbados is excellent and so we should have no interruption on match day. As far as the pitch goes, the surface should be extremely flat but a bit slow in nature. Most pitches in the caribbean have become similar and offer very little help to the bowlers. The spinners may get some purchase but overall, it is going to be about the batsmen.
A score of around 170 should be seen as par batting first.
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We are going to bet on England to win this match. West Indies has a dangerous lineup and it has a few players that can win matches on their own when it is their day but overall, the balance and talent in the England team is far beyond what West Indies has. In most games, England should prevail and that is what you should back on happening.
Bet on England to win.
The odds for West Indies to score the most sixes are based on their reputation as six-hitter. We actually saw them fail to hit more sixes than Ireland in two out of the three matches it played against them. Looking at the strength of the England bowling attack as well as the six-hitting ability of its players, this is our favorite betting market for this match.
With two strong teams that believe in maximizing their scoring opportunities, getting at least one over with more than 19.5 runs being scored seems to be a safe bet.
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