West Indies vs England 1st T20 Match Prediction, Dream 11 Prediction & Betting Tips – 22 Jan 2022

The 2021 Ashes series exposed a slew of problems with England’s long-form game that will take some time to resolve. England’s red-ball team is in a similar predicament to how they were following their early exit from the World Cup in Brazil in 2015. After that, England was able to pull off a major turnaround and hasn’t looked back. West Indies vs England 1st T20 Match Prediction, Dream 11 Prediction & Betting Tips - 22 Jan 2022

Now all eyes will be on England’s white-ball team, which is preparing to embark on a lengthy tour of the West Indies that will begin with five Twenty20 Internationals and conclude with three Test matches. The series kicks off on January 22nd at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, with a T20I.


WI vs ENG Team Previews

West Indies

It was only recently that the West Indies started losing ground in the shortest format of the game, where they were once a formidable opponent. This year’s World Cup campaign was the final confirmation of the void in their team’s development that they are experiencing.

The West Indies, led by Kieron Pollard, had a disappointing performance against Ireland in a different format. Before that, West Indies met Pakistan in Pakistan and their performance was far from satisfactory, as Pakistan won the three-match series 3-0. Similarly, West Indies have made significant strides since then, and they’ll be eager to show that they can compete with the world’s best in this format now that some of their key players have returned.

For the West Indies, a home series is the perfect opportunity to put their young players through their paces in front of a large home crowd. To that end, the more experienced players will have to step up their game, both at bat and on the field. Brandon King and Kyle Myers have little to no experience playing at this level, so the top order is a little shaky. With Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase and Kieron Pollard all available, their middle order appears to be in good shape.

With the exception of the English, only a handful of teams have done so with any degree of success. We expect them to be aggressive in this match as well, so getting off to a good start with the bat is critical.. As long as they can exploit the powerplay to their advantage and keep the English stars at bay, they will be a formidable force.


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England

The team in coloured clothing has done wonders recently despite England’s poor performance in the longest version of the game. Before they were beaten by New Zealand in the recently concluded T20I World Cup, they appeared to be in good shape. Aside from that, they have many more options in the shorter version of the game, which is something the longer version sorely lacks.

Even if England is not at full strength, they will still be a formidable team to deal with in this upcoming match. This upcoming match will be missed by Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, and Jonny Bairstow because of their recent workload. Tom Curran and Jofra Archer, two of England’s most important players, are both out with injuries. Because of the injuries to Buttler and Bairstow, Sam Billings, who both appeared in the Ashes and looked fantastic before that in the BBL, is expected to be in the starting eleven.

Phil Salt is set to make his national team debut after a string of impressive performances in various leagues around the world. In order for England to have an aggressive top order, he is likely to open with Jason Roy. They have the likes of James Vince, Eoin Morgan, and Tom Banton at their disposal in the batting department.

The depth of England’s all-rounders has been their greatest asset over the last few years. Adil Rashid’s arrival at number nine means that they have a formidable batting line-up for the foreseeable future. For England, it’s all about following the blueprint they’ve set out so well. Getting past them will be a huge challenge if they are able to adapt quickly to the changing conditions.


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