West Indies have taken a 2-1 lead in the series and have a good chance of winning the series in this match. In this series, the West Indies are experimenting with different middle order combinations in order to bolster their squad strength ahead of the T20I World Cup later this year. England, on the other hand, is a pale shadow of its former self and will be hoping for some spirited performances in the remaining two matches. They must win this game in order to keep the series alive until the final match.
The game between the two teams will take place on January 30th, 2022 at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown in Barbados.
Match Details to Note
Match: West Indies vs England, 4th T20I Match, England tour of West Indies, 2022
Date: January 30, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 1:30 AM IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
West Indies vs England Team Previews
The West Indies got off to a fast start in the series, bowling England out for a paltry total of 103 in the first match, only to suffer a similar fate in the second. Just when it appeared that they were going to lose the plot, they came back with a massive win to take the series lead.
West Indies appeared to be lacking in firepower and experience before the series began, but their performance in their most recent match would have been more than enough to silence their detractors. Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell combined for a magnificent third-wicket stand of 122, propelling West Indies to a total that proved too difficult for the tourists to reach.
Even though the West Indies lead the series 2-1, they are unlikely to want to hone their skills. We are yet to see a consistent performance from their top-order, which they would like to achieve in at least one of the remaining two matches. Aside from the first match, their bowling hasn’t been as good as they’d like. They gave away a few too many freebies in the previous game, allowing England to close in on their total.
On paper, the West Indies have a decent side that covers almost all bases. Nicholas Pooran was overdue for a big knock, and a fifty from him makes their middle-order look dangerous. Playing at home gives them an advantage, which could be crucial in close games. West Indies will be a difficult side to beat in this upcoming match if they can keep things tighter with the ball.
West Indies Squad
Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Jason Holder, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh
Predicted XI: Brandon King, Shai Hope, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hossain, Sheldon Cotrell, Rovman Powell
England has been inconsistent so far in the series, and they will be disappointed with their lack of consistency, especially given the standards they have set in limited-overs cricket. They’ve always wanted to put their bench strength to the test in the series, but it hasn’t worked out so well in terms of results.
England has produced a number of outstanding individual performances, but as a team, they have been dismal. The most notable example was in the second match, when they allowed the West Indies to threaten them despite being seven down for 65 runs.
To make matters worse, England will be without Eoin Morgan for the duration of the series. Despite the fact that he wasn’t in the best of shape, his absence could be disastrous given the experience he brings to the table. In the midst of all the doom and gloom, England has plenty of bright spots. Both Tom Banton and Phil Salt looked impressive in the previous match and will be looking to keep the momentum going. Also, with the presence of Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, and George Garton, England has a fairly deep batting unit.
On paper, England has a solid unit that covers almost all bases. However, they have lacked execution in the past, and getting it right could be difficult, especially in the absence of their regular skipper, Eoin Morgan. In this match, they will need their powerful strikers of the ball to be at their best, and if that happens, West Indies will have their work cut out for them.
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Tymal Mills, David Payne, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Philip Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince, Harry Brook
Predicted XI: Tom Banton, Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, George Garton, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan, Philip Salt, Adil Rashid
West Indies vs England Toss Prediction
When the conditions are favourable for batting teams, chasing is the best option because no score is safe. If either captain wins the toss, we expect them to chase the target.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Kensington Oval is a batsman’s paradise, with batters attacking the bowlers. Teams scored 170+ runs in their previous two matches and are primed for another run feast in this one as well. In this match, we anticipate average scores of 170-180 runs.
According to the weather forecast, Barbados will have bright and sunny weather with only a 10% chance of precipitation. We anticipate that rain will stay away from this game.
West Indies vs England Match Prediction
England has not been playing to their strengths, and they have a completely different middle order combination in this series. They lack experience in the pace attack, which could be a major concern. Players from the West Indies are putting on spirited performances, with different players standing out in different matches. They will be looking to put on another spectacular performance to win the match. We expect England to win this match and send the series to a deciding game.
England is the favourite to beat West Indies at the odds of 1.70.
- In the previous game, both teams scored more than 200 runs (WI-224/5 vs. Eng-204/9).
- In this series, West Indies players have scored a century and two fifties, while England players have only two fifties.
- So far, the West Indies have taken 27 wickets, while England has only taken 14 wickets.