England will go head on in the final Test of the three-match series against West Indies at the Old Trafford in Manchester, which will kickstart on Friday.
The stage is nicely set for an enthralling finish to this Test series as both teams have won a piece and now they are heading into the third Test match. England pulled off an incredible victory in the second Test courtesy an all-round effort from the team. But I will do injustice to my own words, if I do not mention the name of, the one and only, the best all-rounder in the world - Benjamin Andrew Stokes. He scored 254 runs and added three absolutely crucial scalps to his name and that is how he has gone on to power England to an almost unbelievable victory in the second game of the series. The series is tied at 1-1 and both teams will be looking to win this forthcoming game but I have a feeling that it is the hosts who are going to triumph but this is cricket, anything can happen. We did not know that West Indies would hand England a defeat in the first match of the series but it happened right? So, while the teams delve deeper into the strategies for the upcoming game, you and I will dig deeper into the stats and numbers of the teams and players so that we can bet on the best markets and win money. Here I am with three of the best team markets I have assorted for you to bet on, so, go on now and take a closer look:
England bounced back brilliantly to level the series in the second Test of the three-match series against West Indies. They were humbled in the first game and it was evident from the faces of those English players, that they were not at all happy with the result and things did not churn out how they had predicted. Ben Stokes got rid of the captaincy duties and handed it over to the regular skipper Joe Root and played his natural game to throttle England to a wonderful win at the Old Trafford. Now, I have a feeling, since England have the momentum, having gotten that much-needed win and those positive changes in the side, England are the favourites to win this third and final encounter of the series. West Indies might have their noses in front in terms of head to head encounter as they have 58 wins compared to England’s 49; but things are not the same as it was back then. England and West Indies have collided 16 times at the Old Trafford in Manchester, and the former has registered wins on 7 occasions (including the win in the previous game) and the visitors have managed to win 5 games and the rest of the games ended in draws. England have managed to win four out of the last five Test matches here at the Old Trafford in Manchester and the good thing is they have not lost any of those last five games. Believe it or not, the last 10 encounters between these two sides have yielded results and both sides have won 5 a piece. Moreover, the last time West Indies won a Test match here was way back in 1988 and it has been 32 years since then. William Hill is offering generous odds of 1.73 for England to win the match and the series, so, I would suggest placing your bets on this market quickly before the odds further plummet.
See, I am here to help you make money on match days and make things easier! Therefore, I am only going to offer you the markets in which I can see potentiality just as this particular one. Being a Test match, not many would fancy discussing the number of sixes which will be hit in this match, but we will do so because there is a chance that you can make double your investment as Bet 365 is offering odds of 2.00 for England to hit more sixes in the upcoming game in Manchester. In the last six Test matches, England have clobbered a whopping 38 sixes and, on the other hand, West Indies have managed only 19 - you see the difference is double. In the previous Test of the series at the same venue, England cleared the boundary ropes seven times compared to West Indies’ three hits. In the last six Test matches at the Old Trafford in Manchester, England have smashed 19 sixes, which is an average of more than three sixes per match. On the other hand, the Men from the Caribbean Islands have managed to hit 12 sixes in their last six Test matches. Therefore, I should not be even asking you to place your bets on this market as you should have already placed it by now!
It does not really matter who scores a century or who does not; all we care about is winning the money involved. So let’s get down to business straight away as bet 365 is offering odds of 2.10 for the highest individual score to be at least 128 runs! In the last 12 innings at the Old Trafford in Manchester, the 127-run mark was breached on four occasions and that is not at all a bad number. Two of those four occasions saw two double hundreds and one of them was scored by Joe Root himself against Pakistan; It was also his highest score in his Test career. In the last six head to head matches between England and West Indies, the 127-mark was breached twice and Dom Sibley almost made it three but he got out for 120 in the previous match. If you have seen how Ben Stokes batted in the last game, one can expect a couple of big innings from the English top order batsmen in the forthcoming match as well.