England Tour of West Indies 2022 – West Indies vs England – 2nd Test Prediction
The West Indies will play England in the second Test at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. The test is scheduled for March 16th and will begin at 10:00 a.m. local time (7:30 pm IST). After West Indies batters Nkrumah Bonner and Jason Holder batted out 34.4 overs in the final session, the first Test of the series ended in a draw.
The first Test included a number of events for fans. England was reduced to 48 for the loss of four wickets while batting first. The visitors scored 311 runs thanks to a strong comeback from the English middle order. Jonny Bairstow scored his eighth century before being dismissed for 140 runs. The first innings was dominated by Jayden Seals’ four wickets. The hosts responded strongly, taking a 64-run lead at the end of the first inning.
England dominated the second innings even more. Zak Crawley’s century and skipper Joe Root’s century were enough to ensure a final-day declaration of 349 runs for the loss of six wickets.
West Indies have been docked two World Test Championship points for slow over-rate, dropping them to eighth place with 14 points, level with England. As a result, the second Test is critical for both teams in order to improve their chances of qualifying for the WTC final. The 17th meeting between England and the West Indies will take place in Bridgetown. The West Indies have six victories on this ground, while England has three. England has now gone 7 Tests without a win, while the West Indies have only had one positive result in their last five Tests. Despite this, the English are the betting favourites to win the second Test.
The game between the two teams will take place on March 16th, 2022 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Match Details to Note
Match: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, England Tour of West Indies 2022
Date: March 16, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
West Indies vs England Team Previews
West Indies (Match Odds – 2.90)
The West Indies have named an unchanged thirteen-man squad for the second Test, with pacer Shannon Gabriel still not cleared to play. This means that the West Indies will almost certainly field the same eleven players in the second Test. West Indies will bat first, led by skipper Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell. In both innings, the pair combined for over fifty runs. Shamarh Brooks’ recent form has caused some concern in the hosts’ camp. However, the management will continue to believe in him to take third place in the top-order.
In the first Test, Nkrumah Bonner batted with ease on both occasions. He was named man of the match after scoring 123 runs in the first innings and an unbeaten 38 runs in the second, which helped West Indies settle for a draw. The middle order will be kept tight by Jermaine Blackwood and Jason Holder. Holder took three wickets in the first Test and batted for 82 runs. His recent form will be crucial for the hosts to derail England’s plans for the second Test.
In Shannon Gabriel’s absence, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seals, and Alzarri Joseph will lead the pace attack. The trios will be supported by Jason Holder. In the first Test, West Indies pacers took all 16 wickets. Even though he went wicketless in the first Test, Veerasammy Permaul will remain in the playing eleven.
West Indies Squad
Rovman Powell (c), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith
Predicted XI: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kyle Mayers, John Campbell, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Anderson Phillip, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales
England (Match Odds – 1.97)
Alex Lees made an unimpressive debut. England, on the other hand, will let Zak Crawley open with him. They don’t have a backup plan for the opening. Crawley will be confident after scoring a century in the second innings. Skipper Joe Root maintained his blistering form from the previous year to score his 24th century. He has now scored over 1000 runs in the last ten Tests. Based on his average, the West Indies will struggle to get past the English top-order.
In the middle order, Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, and Jonny Bairstow will bat. While Stokes is still finding his rhythm, Lawrence showed some promise by scoring 37 runs in 36 balls in the second innings. Bairstow’s 140 runs are now enough to keep him in the playing eleven for the next tour. Ben Foakes, the wicket-keeper, demonstrated that he has an exceptional set of hands behind the stumps. When needed, the right-handed batter batted in 42 runs. It is safe to say that England has discovered their future.
In the first Test, England used three pacers and a spinner. The lineup will remain the same, with the exception of Ollie Robinson replacing Mark Wood. Wood was limited to bowling only 17 overs due to an elbow impingement. This means Ben Stokes will be tasked with bowling a few more overs.
Moeen Ali (c), Tom Banton (wk), Sam Billings, Harry Brook, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Tymal Mills, Eoin Morgan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Philip Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince
Predicted XI: Moeen Ali (c), Tom Banton (wk), Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Philip Salt, James Vince
West Indies vs England Toss Prediction
In 54 Tests, the team fielding first has won more than the team batting first. As a result, the team that wins the toss should take the field first. Between the ages of 78 and 93, the team fielding first won 13 consecutive Tests.
To Win the Toss – West Indies – 1.85
To Win the Toss – England – 1.85
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The second Test will be held at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Bridgetown has hosted 54 Tests so far. West Indies have won 25 games in Bridgetown.
Throughout the Tests, the weather will be clear and windy. The temperature will range from 24°C to 28°C. The wind will be blowing at 37-40 km/h from the northwest. The pitch is bowler-friendly, with good carry and bounce for pacers. The wind will be a major factor in the second Test. Both teams’ pace departments are expected to put on a show.
West Indies vs England Match Prediction
Both England and the West Indies are struggling in the game’s five-day format. While England has won none of the last seven Tests, the West Indies’ record isn’t great. The only advantage they have is that they have won two of the last three Tests against England at Bridgetown. England’s new attacking strategy under new management was well-executed in the first Test, with a well-timed declaration. If they keep doing what they’re doing, they’ll have a good chance of beating the West Indies.
England is the favourite to beat West Indies at the odds of 1.97.
- England has won three and drawn one of the last five Tests against the West Indies.
- West Indies have won two of the last three tests against England at Bridgetown.
- After the first Test ended in a draw, the three-match Test series is deadlocked at 0-0.