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Jos Buttler comes into the World Cup in good form (Getty Images)
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Ralph Staniforth 22 Oct 2021
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England vs West Indies Predictions


England will fancy their chances against a West Indies with plenty of ageing stars. They certainly have the edge in the batting department so my best bet is an England win.
  • England vs West Indies Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • England Form
  • England Injuries & Team News
  • West Indies Form
  • West Indies Injuries & Team News
  • England vs West Indies Live Stream FAQ

  • England have won their last 3 matches against the West Indies.
  • England have won 5 of their last 7 T20 matches.
  • England’s Jos Buttler scored 73 runs in his last match.
  • West Indies’ Roston Chase scored 54 runs in his last match.
  • West Indies have lost their last 3 T20 matches.

Head to Head


England have won three of their last five T20I against the West Indies. The last time they met was in 2019 where England won by eight wickets.

England Form


England come into this T20 Cricket World Cup in decent form. They had won four of their last five matches coming to the UAE and have since beaten New Zealand and lost to India two warm-up matches.

This is a rematch of the 2016 T20 World Cup final, a match the West Indies won through the final over heroics of Carlos Brathwaite. Ben Stokes, the villain of that night for England is not with the squad this time around.

England posted 163 runs in their last match against the Black Caps with Jos Buttler smashing 73 runs. They then restricted New Zealand to 150 runs to secure a 13-run win.

England Injuries & Team News


Neither Ben Stokes nor Sam Curran are with the England squad. That has had a huge effect on team selection with the correct balance difficult to find. Add to that Jofra Archer’s injury and England are certainly a lesser threat they may have been.

Conditions will be the biggest obstacle for England. They are a very attack minded side, particularly with the bat. The pitches won’t always allow for that approach so their adaptability will be tested.

West Indies Form


The West Indies are the defending champions after beating England in the last T20 World Cup final. They are also the only side to have won the tournament twice.

The Windies are certainly an ageing side but while many consider them just a bunch of big hitters, it is often forgotten their home conditions are similar to the UAE. Slower and drier wickets are often found in the Caribbean so they will be confident of handling it.

Coming into the tournament the West Indies did beat Australia 4-1 in a home series although the warm-up matches have not gone so well. They lost to Pakistan and then to Afghanistan in the last encounter.

West Indies Injuries & Team News


Many of the West Indies players are known around the world for their T20 exploits. Most of their starts are deep into their 30s with Chris Gayle already 42. They could struggle in the UAE’s heat especially with fielding being a big part of the game.

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Verdict

England are backed to beat the West Indies in their World Cup opener. After scoring 73 runs in the final warm-up match, Jos Buttler is tipped to top score for England.

Roston Chase hit 54 runs in his last match. He is backed in the West Indies best batsman market.

Best Bet: England Win Result $1.70 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units
Best England Batsman Tip: Jos Buttler Best England Batsman $3.50 at Neds - 1 Unit
Best West Indies Batsman Tip: Roston Chase Best West Indies Batsman $7.50 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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