West Indies vs England T20 Odds: Rashid to spin England to 3rd T20 victory
West Indies vs England 3rd T20 Tips
England's tour of the Caribbean continues with their 3rd of five T20 games in just nine days, all to be played in Barbados. The match starts at 7.30pm and is broadcast live on BT Sport. The series stands at 1-1 and we have enlisted our cricket specialist @OddsTerrier to preview this one and pick out a couple of tips for you to cast your eye over.
England never do things easy do they? After a miserable run of 84 days and eight matches without a win in any format of the game, England finally tasted victory as they beat West Indies to level the five-match series at 1-1 on Sunday evening.
However, from a position of relative comfort, after West Indies collapsed to 65-7 chasing 172, England somehow let the hosts back into it and a 72-run 9th wicket partnership almost got the Windies over the line, falling short by just one run!
After such a demoralising winter, the tourists will take anything they can get right now though, and will be looking to build upon that win and take a lead in the five match series. Eoin Morgan will certainly be selling the positives to his men, rather than the fact they almost blew what should have been a regulation win.
First up we've gone for a fun little bet that we fancy to land. Paddy Power have James Vince and Nicholas Pooran both to score at least one four in the game at 5/6. This bet would have landed in the last two T20s and should do here unless either get a jaffa in their first few balls.
Next up we have a more substantial bet which is more data driven. England are 4/7 to win this one outright and should have enough depth in their batting line up to win this; only a freak 9th wicket partnership got the Windies anywhere near last time out.
We like the look of Adil Rashid to be England's top Bowler. Rashid took two wickets in the last T20 and was a constant threat and took England's only wicket in the opener. The 33-year-old was England's leading wicket taker in the Pakistan series and averages just under 23 with the ball in T20 internationals with a strike rate of just under 19.
The two bets to lands come in at a price of 9/2 which looks a value bet. We also like the look of Rashid to be MOTM at 17/1 if you fancy a long shot.
As always, if you like the look of either bet, then good luck, and gamble responsibly.