OUR MATCH PREDICTION
- West Indies has won four out of the past six matches against England
- The return of Joe Root will boost England’s chances
- England has more depth to fight fatigue and injury, a big factor in back to back matches
ABOUT THE MATCH
West Indies won the first match against England and now holds a 1-0 lead. This is the first time in 20 years that the West Indies has won its first match of the series in England. It also means that the England vs West Indies Wisden Trophy will go to England only if it can manage to win the two remaining matches.
There is very little turnaround between matches and this is where the depth of two sides is going to be tested. Can the West Indies find a way to out-perform England even when the odds remain stacked against it? England is going to welcome back Joe Root for this match and is likely to make a couple of other changes as well to its bowling attack. Is that going to be enough?
England vs West Indies 2nd Test match 2020 is going to be played at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester starting on the 16th of July 2020.
West Indies has now won four out of the last six test matches it has played against England. This England team has a lot of problems in the batting and the bowling attack needs to be reshuffled too. That being said, West Indies has a weaker batting lineup (even after taking the last match into account) and its bowlers are going to be tired.
England is available at $1.40 which is a good price.
Bet on England to win.
Our favorite Bets
Total Sixes in the match – Under 6.5 ($1.60)
Sixes are not a priority in test matches and this is why we are advocating going under in this bet. Not a single six was hit in the first test in either inning. The bowling attacks are pretty strong and this could be a good relatively safe bet for this match.
Any Player to hit a century in the 1st inning – Yes ($1.70)
This is a great bet in our opinion. You are not picking any one batsman or even a team. Any batsman from any team in the first inning hits a century and you get paid. Considering that the first inning is the best time to bat, this is another very good bet to make.
Top Batsman in the match – Rory Burns ($8.00)
This is a more of a risk but the return is spectacular too. Burns scored a fifty in the previous inning he played and seemed to be coming into form. He is also likely to bat at a time when the pitch is at its best. Worth a punt for sure.