West Indies Vs England Match Prediction

West Indies Vs England Match Prediction -Who Will Win Today’s Match?

Preview

West Indies Vs England: the first Test ended in a dull draw, but one team surely benefitted. England will be the one pleased as the likes of Crawley, Bairstow and Leach enjoyed the Test match. With England desperately looking to change their Test fortunes after a dismal Ashes, performances from players who have been backed were crucial. Crawley and Leach were terrible in the Ashes, and to see both do well will give England a lot of happiness.

The West Indies though looked a little uncooked. With the bat they didn’t have enough intent as only Bonner managed to put up a decent fight. They chose to not go for a chase despite the target being in a reachable state, and the bowling also lacked its Caribbean bite. The two takeaways for them would be Holder’s bowling, as he was consistent through the match, and Bonner’s resistance with the bat.

The series is moving to Bridgetown, a place where England have some bad memories. Last time they played a Test here, England were blown away for 77. Despite the draw, England come in with issues regarding their bowling. In the first Test, Chris Woakes and Craig Overton failed to penetrate with the new ball, amplifying Chris Woakes’s struggles overseas. They lost Mark Wood to a sore elbow, the same kind of issue which lead to a stress fracture for Jofra Archer.

Despite the bowling struggles, England did find a bowler who fought his way through the West Indies Vs England Test. Ben Stokes battled like a hero, bowling long spells and refused to give the ball away. He gave it his all, and is now back to his best after a break and the Ashes.

For West Indies, the bowling started well with Seales and Roach exposing the England batting line-up in the first innings. The openers did a good job as well, but West Indies struggled to maintain their good work through the innings.

Match Details

Match: West Indies Vs England

Date: 16th March 2022

Time: 7:30 IST

Venue: Bridgetown

Weather Report

The weather for the West Indies Vs England is clear and warm.

Pitch Report

The surface for the West Indies Vs England is dry and hard, helping fast bowlers while providing steep bounce.

West Indies Vs England Playing XI

West Indies

1 Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), 2 John Campbell, 3 Nkrumah Bonner, 4 Kyle Mayers, 5 Jermaine Blackwood, 6 Jason Holder, 7 Joshua da Silva (wk), 8 Alzarri Joseph, 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Veerasammy Permaul, 11 Jayden Seales

England

1 Alex Lees, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Joe Root (capt), 4 Dan Lawrence, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Ben Foakes (wk), 8 Craig Overton, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Saqib Mahmood, 11 Jack Leach

Team News

  • West Indies named an unchanged 13-man squad, indicating their approach to go with the same eleven for the upcoming game.
  • England won’t have Mark Wood, who is injured, and in his place Ollie Robinson is likely to come in after achieving fitness. There is also a possibility of playing Saqib Mahmood, as he is the only other pacer in the squad who can bowl above 90MPH.

Key Players

Nkrumah Bonner

With West Indies struggling a touch in the middle, Bonner came up with a marathon innings, and is finally finding his place in the Test side. He has been around the set-up for a long time, but is often forgotten, and the innings will give him a World of confidence as he is likely to have sealed his place for a while.

Ollie Robinson

With Anderson and Broad dropped, Robinson will have a lot of expectations on him, after he partnered them through last season. He is likely to come straight into the eleven and take the new ball with Chris Woakes struggling to make an impact.

West Indies Vs England Match Tips

West Indies has a slight advantage in the West Indies Vs England Test as England have a poor record in Bridgetown. Additionally, the bowling isn’t as strong for England, and unless the likes of Saqib Mahmood can spring a surprise it will be tough for England to win.

Match Prediction: West Indies will win the Test match.