West Indies vs England Prediction: Back the hosts to win again

 | December 05 | 

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England continue to struggle in the 50-over format, after a demoralising World Cup campaign. They lost the opening game against the West Indies and now play them again in Antigua on Wednesday (17:30).

West Indies vs England 2nd ODI Tips:

  • West Indies to win - 9/5
  • Harry Brook England top run scorer - 4/1

West Indies (9/5) pulled off an amazing record-breaking chase, to take an early lead in this best-of-three series on Sunday.

Shai Hope's incredible unbeaten century pulled the Windies back from a position they looked unlikely to win from and consigned Jos Buttler's side to yet another disappointing loss.

For England (4/9) there were some positives to take from defeat, in particular the batting of Harry Brook (71) and the bowling of leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed (2/40).

However, if this tour turns into another winless one, big questions could be asked about the stewardship of Buttler and coach Matthew Mott moving forward.

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West Indies will likely remain unchanged after such an amazing victory, although their bowling outfit will need to perform better having coughed up 325 runs.

West Indies (from): Shai Hope (c), Alzarri Joseph (vc), Alick Athanaze, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Matthew Forde, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie, Kjorn Ottley, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas.

For England, it may be tempting to replace Sam Curran, after he recorded the worst ever bowling analysis (0-98) by an England bowler in ODI history. The obvious replacement is Josh Tongue.

England squad (from): Jos Buttler (c), Rehan Ahmed, Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Phil Salt,  Josh Tongue, John Turner.

West Indies to win - 9/5

I was amazed to see England priced up at such a short price. They have been frankly terrible for some time now and look totally devoid of confidence.

West Indies showed their power hitting credentials in the first ODI and I think they will be buoyed by that result here.

Harry Brook England top run scorer - 4/1

It's a miracle that despite how much they have messed him around, Harry Brook remains England's best batter at present.

His 71 off 72 balls on Sunday was a classy, measured knock and he can knit the tourists innings together again here.

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