England v West Indies Test Series Betting Tips

August 16, 2017 by Posted in Cricket Tips

england-west-indiesEngland will hope to continue their fine home summer when they take on West Indies in a three-match test series for the Wisden Trophy. The first match of the series at Edgbaston from Thursday, August 17 will be a historical one too as it represents the first day-night Test in England.

The third-ranked hosts are fresh from their 3-1 series win over South Africa in a see-saw battle. With this series being their last before going for the Ashes, England will love to keep their momentum going.

West Indies on the other hand are the eighth ranked team in the world and come with a very inexperienced squad. The big-names of Windies cricket are participating in the Caribbean Premier League and in all probability, it looks like they are in for a drubbing here.

Can England find a partner for Cook?
It has been a never-ending process for England as the search for a reliable partner for Alastair Cook continues. Next in the carousel is Mark Stoneman who should make his debut in this series and book his ticket to Australia. Captain Joe Root remains their best bet with the bat while Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes lend stability with their all-round skills.

The return of Chris Woakes adds a new dimension to their bowling and it remains to be seen if he gets the nod ahead of Toby Roland-Jones who impressed against South Africa.

West Indies – Young, inexperienced and without any hopes
The visitors have a very youthful squad that is light on experience. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite is their most proficient batsmen but it is the Hope brothers – Shai and Kyle – together with Roston Chase will be vital.

Bowling looks strong on paper although Jason Holder, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel are a little low on consistency. The key for them is to compete with the hosts and stay in the game thru the series.

England’s overall record against West Indies reads 46 wins, 54 losses and 51 draws out of 151 matches. At home, the record is impressive with 32 wins, 29 losses and 22 draws in 83 encounters.

Such is England’s dominance at home that the last time West Indies won a series in England was way back in 1988 and have lost the last five series. The hosts are unbeaten in their last 17 matches at home against West Indies.

Tough to see how England can’t be the series winner and the low returns on that pick is not worthy. A better pick would be to choose England turn up 3-0 victors that comes at odds of $1.62 (William Hill).

TIP: England to win 3-0 – $1.62 at William Hill

Picking Root to be the top England batsman comes at odds of $3.20 (bet365) which is another prudent pick. For the visitors, Chase at odds of $8 (bet365) looks a good pick to be their top run-getter in the series.

TIP: Joe Root top English run scorer – $3.20 at bet365




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