This is a preview of the 14th game at the T20 World Cup 2021. This also happens to be the second game of the Super 12 stage. England will be taking on West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. This match promises to be in favour of bowlers and spinners, as was the case during the recent IPL 2021.
England vs West Indies – Match Preview
England have had a mediocre set of performances in the warmup matches. Apart from the win over New Zealand, there is not much joy for England. West Indies have struggled on a number of aspects. Many of their top performers have not been doing well. The lack of confidence within the team has led to a slump in terms of recent results. England, though, enter into the T20 World Cup 2021 as the favourites to pick up the title.
England vs West Indies – Predicted Playing XIs
There is a lot of potency in the batting line-up. The likes of Johnny Bairstow, Jason Roy, and Jos Buttler are extremely dependable. This is especially important for England on the slow pitch of the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In addition to the dependable and strong batting line-up, England also happen to possess a good bowling attack as well.
The results from the recent warmup matches may not provide a lot of confidence for West Indies. The team has not performed up to expectations and only a few players have been able to deliver in the bowling or batting segments. It would be completely impossible to rule out the West Indies, who have a number of big hitters like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, and Kieran Pollard.
Let us take a look at the odds for the match:
England vs West Indies Head to head
- Matches Played: 18
- England Won: 7
- West Indies Won: 11
- Tie/NR: 0
In the England vs West Indies head to head numbers, it is surprising that West Indies have a decent domination with 11 victories compared to the seven picked up by England. However, that does not stop bookmakers from placing England as the favourites to win the match.
England vs West Indies Match Prediction & Betting Tips
England can be rightly considered as favourites for the victory. The team comes into the game with a reasonable form from the warmup matches. There are plenty of problems within the West Indies line-up, whose batting and bowling are not the best at this juncture. This England vs West Indies prediction does not see a lot of positivity aspects in the West Indies setup.
Jos Buttler is one of the key batsman for England. He comes on the back of some decent performances in the recent warmup matches. Buttler has also scored the highest number of runs (290+) for England. Even though the many batsman who could potentially claim this title, Buttler fits perfectly into the mould thanks to his recent form.
One of the few strengths for the West Indies team in the betting segment would be the presence of Evin Lewis, who was able to display a lot of character in the recent IPL 2021. Lewis also happens to be the top scorer for West Indies with 203 runs in the last six games.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.