West Indies vs England: As the third Twenty20 international of the series entered its last quarter on Saturday, it appeared England would fall short once more, lose the series, but still they managed to chase a mammoth score.
Nobody anticipated the incredible big hitting that Liam Livingstone, Phil Salt, and Harry Brook combined to deliver to keep the series going. The earlier striking by Jason Holder, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran, and Sherfane Rutherford served as inspiration for that trio. To put it another way, this game will feature many incredibly confident batters taking the wicket.
The series is still underway. Can England win back-to-back to force a decider, or will the West Indies take a 3-1 lead?
The 3rd T20 match between West Indies vs England will take place on December 20th, 2023, at Brian Lara Cricket Academy, San Fernando.
Match Details to Note:
Match: West Indies vs England, 3rd T20 match
Date: December 20th, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 01:30 AM IST
Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy, San Fernando.
When asked how his team lost the match on Saturday, captain Rovman Powell could only really shrug his shoulders because he would have rather concentrated on the fact that his team achieved 222/6 after being asked to bat first.
Gudakesh Motie was again the most economical bowler for the West Indies, so the captain might be tempted to select a different spin bowler in this Twenty20 International. But prior performances by pace bowlers will also be taken into account with the move to Tarouba.
All things considered, the West Indies would have accepted the opportunity to enter the fourth Twenty20 international with a 2-1 lead if they had been given it at the beginning of the series. Nevertheless, it’s unclear how much of their bowlers’ confidence has vanished in the wake of Saturday’s loss.
Rovman Powell (c), Roston Chase, Matthew Forde, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd.
Players to watch out for:
in the last match, he showed the world what he is capable of. He single-handedly carried the innings, scoring 82 runs in just 45 balls. With the support of his team’s bowling, he can win the game.
Gudakesh Motie was again the most economical bowler for the West Indies.
Possible Playing XI:
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie
It is not suddenly all sunshine and roses in the England white-ball setup, just because they managed to chase down a target of 223 with the series on the line. However, losing would have meant that the series had gotten away from them, and Phil Salt and Harry Brook’s performances would have instilled a great deal of hope in the team’s management and supporters.
While Brook wants to carry on from his Grenada performance, where he scored 31 not out from 7 balls at a strike rate of 442.85, Salt will be looking to build on his first T20I century (unbeaten!) with another significant contribution in Tarouba. Jos Buttler also scored fifty runs, and with a few more from the captain, England will have a great opportunity.
Tymal Mills and Gus Atkinson were both pricey in the third Twenty20 International, so it wouldn’t be shocking if one was benched to make room for Rehan Ahmed to return.
Players to watch out for:
Salt built on his first unbeaten T20I century in the last match and the century came in the match where it required the most. He won the game for the English side and was the man of the match. He will be the player to watch out for in the game.
Though Adil was smashed in the game still he was better than his teammates. He took 2 important wickets of Pooran and Hope and managed to skyrocket the scoreboard.
Possible Playing XI:
Phil Salt, Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Rehan Ahmed, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Reece Topley
West Indies vs England Head-to-Head:
In 27 Twenty20 matches, England and the West Indies have faced each other. England has won 11 of these 27 games, while the West Indies has won 16.
West Indies vs England Toss Prediction:
The side batting first has prevailed in the previous two Twenty20 Internationals at Tarouba’s Brian Lara Stadium. We anticipate that both captains will opt to bat first at this location, even though the captain who won the toss has decided to field first in each of the series’ first three games.
West Indies vs England Pitch Report:
At the location on Tuesday morning and into the afternoon, there will be a lot of rain showers. Though the humidity should be high enough to aid swing bowlers, the forecast calls for dry conditions during the game’s scheduled hours.
West Indies vs England Match Report:
This series has been maintained by England’s entertaining victory on Saturday, and it may be a turning point in the series as the visitors’ batters are now playing with more confidence and the West Indies bowlers are finding it difficult to know what to do next. We anticipate that the hitters will be crucial in this game, even on a pitch that is friendly to bowlers. We also anticipate a closely contested contest in which England will win once more.
England is predicted to win the match West Indies vs England at the odds of 1.77
West Indies vs England Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Salt built on his first unbeaten T20I century in the last match and the century came in the match where it required the most. He won the game for the English side and was the man of the match. He will be the player to bet for in the game.