Prior to the start of the series, Eoin Morgan shifted his team’s focus away from results and toward team development. Even with more than half of the series already completed, it has been clear that they are falling short of expectations. There are only two games left for England to complete their preparations and turn the series in their favour by winning all three of their games.
Currently, the West Indies lead the series 2-1 with one game remaining. England’s fourth T20I will be crucial in both keeping the series alive and establishing a winning combination. Meanwhile, the West Indies have a slew of off-field issues to contend with and are desperate for a victory to clinch the series.
On January 29, 2022, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, will host the fourth match of the series.
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Both England and West Indies were bowled out for just 103 in the first match, which set the stage for a disappointing second match. At a critical juncture in the storey, they came back with a huge win to take a crucial series lead.
It was easy to be critical of West Indies before the series began, but their performance in the final match would have silenced any doubters. West Indies’ third-wicket partnership of 122 between Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell proved to be too much for the tourists to overcome.
However, despite the fact that West Indies are currently leading the series 2-1, they are unlikely to practise their game. Their top-order needs to be more consistent, and they hope to do so in at least one of the two remaining matches. In addition, they haven’t bowled as well as they could have, save for the first game. During the last game, they gave away a few too many freebies, allowing England to get within striking distance.
For all intents and purposes, the West Indies have a respectable team. A fifty from Nicholas Pooran certainly gives their middle-order a dangerous edge. The fact that they are able to play at home gives them an advantage, which could be critical in tight games. To win this match, the West Indies will need to play tighter with the ball than they have in the past.
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As the series progresses, England’s inconsistent performance will be a source of frustration, especially given the high standards the team has set in limited-overs cricket. As far as the series results are concerned, they’ve always wanted to put their bench strength to the test.
Although England has had some outstanding individual performances, the team’s overall performance has been dreadful. As an example, in the second match, they allowed the West Indies to pose a threat despite having seven wickets in hand and 65 runs to spare.
England’s woes will be compounded by the absence of Eoin Morgan for the rest of the series. Even if he wasn’t at his best, his absence could have a significant impact given the wealth of knowledge he brings to the table. It’s not all bad news for England in the face of the gloom and doom. Phil Salt and Tom Banton impressed in the last match and will hope to continue that form in this one as well. Furthermore, England’s batting line-up includes Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, and George Garton.
In terms of overall strength, England appears to have a well-rounded team. Even so, they have struggled to get things right up until now, especially without Eoin Morgan, their regular skipper. West Indies will have their work cut out for them if their ball strikers are not at their peak for this match.
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WI vs ENG Betting Tips
Even though the series appears to be heading in the hosts’ direction, it may not be wise to write off England just yet. They have a wide variety of hitters, all of whom can deliver. In contrast, West Indies will be buoyed by their third-match victory, which was a resounding success. Neither side has an advantage over the other, and there’s nothing to separate them from each other. Although they haven’t yet reached their full potential, England will be a formidable opponent when they do. England should win this game based on current odds and how the two teams are matched up.