WI vs ENG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 06, 2023

After being stunned by the hosts in the first ODI, England will look to bounce back as they face West Indies for the 2nd of the 3-match series at North Sound on Wednesday.

West Indies vs England head-to-head record

Of the 103 ODIs played between the two teams so far, England has won 52, while the West Indies have emerged on top in 45 games. 6 matches had no result.

West Indies vs England Live-streaming and Broadcast in India

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WI vs ENG Team Previews

West Indies

The failure to qualify for the ODI World Cup meant that the West Indies had a hiatus of over 3 months from international commitments. The break seems to have worked well for them as they thrashed the visitors by 4 wickets in a high-scoring encounter and now have the chance to claim the series.

It wasn’t the best of starts to the match for the West Indies as after being asked to bowl first, Romario Shepherd and Alzarri Joseph weren’t effective enough with the new ball. The introduction of Gudakesh Motie helped slow down the scoring rate and also provided a much-needed breakthrough.

Motie was the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets for just 49 runs even as the bowlers around him continued to leak runs. Yannic Cariah was especially expensive, giving away 76 runs in his spell. Chasing a daunting target of 326, Alick Athanaze and Brandon King gave the hosts a strong start, putting up a century stand for the opening wicket.

However, the openers and Keacy Carty bowed out in quick succession, threatening to derail the chase. Skipper Shai Hope rose to the occasion, stitching an important partnership with Hetmeyer to keep his team in the hunt, and went on to score a memorable century.

Romario Shepherd played a brilliant cameo, scoring 49 runs off just 28 deliveries that helped the team cross the line. 

 

West Indies Playing 11

Brandon King, Alick Athanaze, Keacy Carty, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Yannick Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Oshane Thomas.


England

Miseries continue to pile up on the England team. After a dismal World Cup performance, the team now faces the prospect of losing its first bilateral series against the West Indies in almost 4 years.

The visitors had made quite a few changes to its squad from the World Cup, retaining only 6 players from there. However, that seemed to have no bearing on the team’s fortunes. Phil Salt and Will Jacks gave the team a brisk start, scoring 77 runs in the first 8 overs.

England however continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, preventing them from taking full advantage of that start. Zak Crawley and Harry Brook were two solid performers in the middle order, with the latter going on to score a half-century.

However, the form of Jos Buttler, Ben Duckett, and Liam Livingstone remains a bit of a concern. The bowling wasn’t great either.

Sam Curran remained wicketless and went for 10 runs per over. Similarly, Brydon Carse and Gus Atkinson were seen struggling too. Rehan Ahmed was the pick of the bowlers with 2 wickets and will once again play an important role in this match. 

 

England Playing 11

Philip Salt, Will Jacks, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Brydon Carse, Rehan Ahmed, Gus Atkinson.

WI vs ENG Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first. 

 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch appears to be good to bat on as over 650 runs were scored here in the last match. There are some patches of grass on the surface but the seamers are unlikely to get much help here. The spinners on the other hand can expect some grip and turn. The team batting first will look to score at least 330 to give the bowlers a fair chance at defending.

There are some drizzles expected during the morning but the weather should be clear by afternoon.

The temperatures will remain between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius. 

 

WI vs ENG Betting Tips

Looking at the way England has been performing over the last few months, they will find it difficult to bounce back. On the other hand, the West Indies, back from a long break, are desperate to prove themselves and might just win once again.

Bet on the West Indies to win. 

 

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Keacy Carty to score under 20.5 runs

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Keacy Carty isn’t in the best of forms of late. He averages just under 20 in home matches and has crossed the 20-run mark just twice in his 8 innings at home.

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    Gudakesh Motie to pick up over 1.5 wickets

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Motie has been a consistent performer for the West Indies with the ball. He has picked up at least 2 wickets in 5 of his last 6 outings and we are backing him to do so again.

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    Rehan Ahmed to pick up over 1.5 wickets

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While Ahmed has played just 4 ODIs to date, he has been quite impressive in his last couple of outings, picking up 6 wickets. As the pitch at Antigua is helpful for the slower bowlers, we think Rehan will bowl another good spell here.

Today Match Prediction

West Indies To Win the Match, 2.80

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