ENG vs WI Test Day match prediction 20 Jul 2020

Match date · 20 Jul 2020 · 15:30 IST
ENG vs WI prediction
  • Stokes averages 51.23 against West Indies.
  • Joe Root averages 55.60 against West Indies.
  • Root averages 46.02 in the 3rd match innings of a Test match compared to Stokes’ 39.61.
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England have locked horns in the second Test of the three-match series with West Indies at the Old Trafford in Manchester, which kickstarted on Thursday.

Things have become really interesting in this second Test match at Old Trafford in Manchester. England could not enforce a follow-on as West Indies were bowled out for 287 runs towards the end of Day 4, with the visitors trailing behind by 182 runs. Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase scored half centuries each and helped West Indies to avoid that follow-on while Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes picked individual three-fers to run through that West Indies batting lineup. Once West Indies were bundled out, the intention from Joe Root was very clear that he wanted to attack from the word go in the third innings and therefore he sent Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes to open the batting for England. However, that kind of fell on the face as Buttler got out for a duck and Zak Crawley too departed early scoring just 11 runs. Root and Stokes steadied the ship and did not throw their wickets away and England finished the day on 37 for the loss of two wickets with a lead of 219 runs.

You can be rest assured that these two batsmen are going to come out all guns blazing on the final day of the Test match and push that lead over 300 runs and take a shy at that West Indies batting lineup. It remains to be seen if West Indies can thwart England’s bowling attack which has looked dangerous in this game. Meanwhile, I have gathered three of the best markets for you to bet on, so why don’t we get going?

Betting Tips

Ben Stokes have been absolutely sensational in this ongoing series against West Indies and there cannot be any doubt about that. Stokes have done exceedingly well both with the bat and with the ball but for us to win tomorrow, we only need him to score just 27 more runs. You need to know before placing your bet that the English all-rounder is averaging 93.66 in this 2020 season as he has gone on to score 281 runs in two matches. In the year 2020, he has featured in five Tests, and Stokes has racked up 550 runs at an incredible average of 68.75 with two centuries and one fifty. Before this Test series, Stokes’ average against West Indies was below 50 and now he has managed to propel it to 51.23 and has 871 runs to his tally. So all those averages are speaking volumes about this man who is in scintillating form currently and is expected to give us the win that we need to fill our pockets right at the start of the week. Won’t that be amazing? So, if you want it to be amazing you better head over to the Bet 365 website and place your bets on this market as they are offering odds of 1.90.

Ben Stokes to score at least 43 runs₹2,000 FREE bet at Royal Panda!

Root might not have made an impact with the bat in the first innings of this match, but he is quite a character when it comes to showing that urgency with the bat when he is in that need-to-win situation. At the moment he is batting on 8 from 13 balls and we just need 28 more runs from his piece of willow. We don’t care about the result of the game, do we? Getting back to the facts - Root maintains an average of 55.60 against West Indies and has managed to pile up 834 runs including three centuries and four fifties. When he plays at home, Root has an average of 51.29 with 4155 runs under his belt with 11 hundreds and 23 half tons. Root loves to bat at the Old Trafford in Manchester as you will figure it out yourself the moment I mention his average at this venue - it is 78.25 and he has 626 runs in just six matches including one century and four fifties. The numbers are suggestive of the fact that the England captain is going to make us win almost double our investment as Bet 365 is offering odds of 1.90.

Joe Root to score at least 36 runs₹2,000 FREE bet at Royal Panda!

This could be a tricky one and I am letting you know beforehand and I am sure you are aware of the fact that betting involves risk and that is where the fun starts! So if you are willing to take a little bit of risk, you can make a lot of money from this market as Bet 365 is offering odds of 2.20 for Root to score more runs than Stokes tomorrow. I have reasons to believe the same and numbers along with it to back it up as well; have a look - Root averages 53.50 against West Indies compared to Stokes’ 51.23. In the third match innings, the England skipper averages 46.02 and has four hundreds and 19 fifties to his name. On the other hand, Stokes averages 39.61 and has two centuries and six half tons to his tally. Now, here comes the big difference between the two talisman - Root has a jaw-dropping average of 128.00 in the third innings at the Old Trafford! Yes, you read that right, 128.00! And Stokes has a regular average of 39.00 at the same venue in the third match innings. Therefore this is a gamble worth paying for and thus you should not be wasting any more time here.

Joe Root to score more runs than Ben Stokes₹2,000 FREE bet at Royal Panda!