After losing the first Test, England bounced back in style to square the series. Despite losing an entire day to rain, England won with an hour to spare on the last day. The batting stood up and bowling was up to the mark.
Ben Stokes has led the charge with both bat and ball. Meanwhile, Dom Sibley scored a fine ton in the last game. Joe Root is due for big runs. Meanwhile, England have rotated their fast bowlers around and they’ve looked in good rhythm.
West Indies couldn’t go on and replicate their performance from the first Test as they lost the second by 113 runs. The bowling was inconsistent and couldn’t gain control. Meanwhile, West Indies have quite a few top-order issues.
Kraigg Braithwaite has got a couple of half-centuries and so have Shamarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood. However, they haven’t gone on to get big runs. Roston Chase has been good all-round while Jason Holder is expected to lead the bowling attack once again.
England – Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph/Shannon Gabriel
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OUR BETTING TIPS
The series is perfectly poised at 1-1 and both teams have had their moments. However, England will start this game as favourites. West Indies face an uphill task ahead of them if they want to win their first Test series in England since 1988.
Bet on England to win the match.
Best Bet: England To Win @1.72 at betway - 10 Units
Value Bet: Joe Root to top score for England @3.75 at bet365 – 3 Units