The opening day of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup will commence with the 2016 grand final rematch of England vs West Indies. Ahead of the thrilling clash between these strong cricket-playing nations, we’ve got the latest team news and betting predictions for your consideration.
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|England vs West Indies Match Details|
|Date: 23rd of October 2021|
|Match Time: 19:30 IST|
|Stadium: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
England vs West Indies Overview
Group 1 is looking very dangerous with England, Australia, West Indies, and South Africa all playing each other during the Super 12 round. The West Indies are defending champions, having beaten rivals England in the 2016 T20 World Cup finals. Now, on the first day of the Super 12 round, these two will face each other in what they will surely bill as the grand final rematch – what a way to kick off this cricket tournament!
These two teams are one of the most evenly matched in ODI and Tests, but the West Indies have proven dominant in T20I’s. However, this is the biggest cricket stage of them all and teams of this calibre are sure to bring everything they have!
England vs West Indies will commence at 19:30 IST on the 23rd of October, with the match being played at the Dubai International Stadium.
England vs West Indies Betting Odds
The best cricket betting sites in India are yet to produce odds for any of the ICC T20 World Cup matches but they will be available soon. In the meantime, the overall winner market is available with neither side listed as favourites. We will update this section as soon as the England vs West Indies betting odds are released.
England vs West Indies Betting Tips
While the betting odds for this match are yet to be seen, we still have a few betting tips for a couple of the key markets that will be on offer. If you grab a cheeky free bet bonus offer, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to put it on one of these choices.
- Match Winner: England
- Top Batsman: Chris Gayle
- Top Bowler: Mark Wood
England vs West Indies Prediction
The West Indies have historically been more dominant in T20I outings and have the mental advantage of defeating England twice in the last World Cup – including the final. However, the last time these two met in Twenty20 matches, the West Indies performed embarrassingly poorly – failing to score above 75 in two of three matches and losing all three. In their very last match, England chased down an easy 71 runs for the loss of only 2 wickets.
The teams that played in that game will not be the same as the squads currently listed for this upcoming game, which may bode well for the West Indies. A strengthened side will certainly be far more competitive against a reasonably similar England side. We think on the day, England will beat the West Indies in a moderately scoring affair.
England Team News
England has already been dealt a big blow ahead of the match against the West Indies, with all-rounder Sam Curran pulling out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 due to a back injury. Curran was an IPL betting favourite for the Chennai Super Kings this year but returned home after struggling in his last match against the Rajasthan Royals.
Fellow Surrey player and brother Tom Curran have been drafted in to replace the fallen all-rounder.
England T20 World Cup Squad
West Indies Team News
The Windies have gone with a good mixture of fresh talent and quality experience with their team selection ahead of the England vs West Indies series opener. In his first appearance for the national side in six years, pace bowler Ravi Rampaul has been reselected. Rampaul has not played a T20 for the West Indies since 2015 and was a member of the 2012 World Cup squad that took home the title.
On the fresher side of things, all-rounder Roston Chase has earned his first call-up to the national team, following stellar performances in the Caribbean Premier League that saw his side to an unsuccessful finals appearance.
West Indies ICC T20 World Cup Squad
England vs West Indies Head-To-Head Record
While quite evenly matched in all other cricket formats, the West Indies have proven dominant in the 18 T20I matches played against England.
England vs West Indies Key Stats
Statistics are crucial to any cricket betting match prediction. Facts between two teams can offer insights into how well a player is likely to perform and is a great identifier of team form. There is a lot of history between these two teams, so we have hand-picked a few key facts to help with your betting plan for this upcoming match.
- The highest run-scorer out of these two squads belongs to the West Indies. Big hitter Chris Gayle has belted a massive 409 from 13 innings. The next best current England player is Eoin Morgan who has struck 221 runs from 12 innings against the West Indies.
- Only a single century has been scored in T20I matches between these two nations. That honour goes to Chris Gayle who hit 100* of a mere 48 balls during the 2016 T20 World Cup.
- Mark Wood has only played a single game against the West Indies but has the highest bowling strike rate at 6.0. Dwayne Bravo, however, has taken the most wickets with 12 English poles.
England vs West Indies Betting FAQ:
When will the England vs West Indies match begin?
The England Vs West Indies match will be one of the first to begin the Super 12 matches on the 23rd of October 2021.
Where is the match being played?
The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is being held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Originally slated for India, the series was moved due to the pandemic. The England vs West Indies match will be played at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.
What time is the match going to start?
The England vs West Indies match is a day/night match and begins at 19:30 IST – 18:00 local.
What is the best site for ICC T20 World Cup betting?
How can I watch the England vs West Indies match?
The best place for Indian punters to watch England play the West Indies will be on Star Sports. You can also watch the ICC T20 World Cup matches on the Disney+ Hotstar digital platform.
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