ENG vs WI Prediction: The T20 World Cup’s qualifying phase is finished, and the Super 12 round begins today. Namibia created history by defeating Ireland and progressing to the next round, while Scotland stunned everyone by winning all three games in their group. The other two usual suspects, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have also advanced to the next round.
Two of the most feared sides go head to head in the evening game at Dubai. It is a repeat of the 2016 T20 World Cup Final. Both England and West Indies boast a lineup of heavy hitters. England lost to India in the opening warm-up game before bouncing back to defeat New Zealand. West Indies, on the other hand, lost both their practice games versus Pakistan and Afghanistan.
ENG vs WI Cricket Betting Tips
England vs West Indies
Match 14, T20 World Cup
23 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split in four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
ENG vs WI Head to Head: West Indies are dominating this fixture with 11 wins in contrast to 7 wins by England.
ENG – 60%
WI – 40%
England have never beaten West Indies in the T20 World Cup. But we expect that trend to stop today. West Indies have some selection dilemmas and it would be interesting to see if they can put together a cohesive unit. The betting sites also seem to favor England.
Bet365: ENG: 1.66; WI: 2.20
Jos Buttler is a dangerous opening batsman. He has a good record against West Indies. Overall, he has 1871 runs in 71 innings at a strike rate of 139.
Moeen Ali was in great form for CSK in the IPL. He is well acclimatized to the local conditions. His bowling is very underrated and he can pick up a wicket or two. Ali has 437 runs and 21 wickets in 38 matches.
The all-round skills of Chris Woakes can bring home handsome points. He has 8 wickets in 10 matches at an economy of 8.1.
ENG Playing XI
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan (c), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, David Willey
WI Playing XI
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh Jr, Obed McCoy
It is a balanced track in Dubai. We should see a competitive contest between bat and ball. The pacers might get some assistance early on. 150-160 is the par score on this wicket. The team winning the toss might elect to chase.
If ENG bats first: 160-170
If WI bats first: 150-160
As we head towards the end of October, temperatures are on a downward trend. Still, the sun will continue to shine brightly throughout the day and the maximum temperature in Dubai will be around 36 degrees Celsius. The sunset in Dubai is at 05:44 PM local time. As the skies will be clear, a bit of nocturnal cooling will result in temperatures being 31-32 degrees during the match hours. Humidity percentage will be in the late fifties. With the skies clear, the grassy ground will be cooling a bit more and there will be dew particularly in the second innings as winds will be light, unable to drive away the moisture from the grass.
WICKET-KEEPERS: J Buttler, J Bairstow
BATSMEN: E Lewis, J Roy, S Hetmyer
ALL-ROUNDERS: D Bravo, A Russell, M Ali
BOWLERS: A Rashid, C Woakes, H Walsh
Captain choices: J Buttler/ A Russell
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