ENG vs WI Test Day match prediction 25 Jul 2020

Match date · 25 Jul 2020 · 15:30 IST
ENG vs WI prediction
  • Ollie Pope averages 66.66 in 2020.
  • Jos Buttler has gone past the 88-run mark just twice in his entire career.
  • Broad averages 24.44 under the captaincy of Joe Root.
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England have locked horns in the final Test of the three-match series against West Indies at the Old Trafford in Manchester, which kickstarted on Friday.

The final Test had so much to offer and I knew it from before because neither of the two teams were not going to let each other any sort of space when it comes to going for the kill and lifting this Wisden Trophy. Remember, it is now with the West Indies and England will not let this chance of reclaiming that trophy back slip out of their hands. West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl under the overcast conditions in Manchester and they were off the mark straightaway in the first over of the Test match. Kemar Roach removed Dom Sibley who had shown tremendous resilience in the second game of the series. Joe Root too failed to live upto his expectations with the bat and he was run out for just 17 runs. Surprisingly, the hero from the last match, Ben Stokes departed early as well after adding just 20 runs to the scoreboard. West Indies had a firm grip on this game until Rory Burns and Ollie Pope decided to control things out there in the middle. Burns scored a gritty half century before falling to a very good delivery from Roston Chase but Pope carried on alongside Jos Buttler. Pope is unbeaten on 91 and Buttler is not out on 56 and England have bounced back with the help of these two as they look set for a 350-plus total or may be more on Day 2. Meanwhile, I have assorted three of the best markets for you to bet on during Day 2 of the final game of the series. Let’s take a closer look at them, shall we?

Betting Tips

England were in trouble on the first day of the final game of this ongoing as they lost Joe Root and Ben Stokes in quick succession and then it was down to Pope to take control of things. He batted beautifully through the day and made sure he did not throw his wicket away and he is on the verge of scoring his second century of his Test career. Pope has been quite sensational in this calendar year as he has featured in six matches and has racked up 400 runs at a brilliant average of 66.66 including one hundred and three fifties. Under the leadership of Joe Root, Pope has been fantastic as well; he has scored 540 runs at an average of 54.00 with one century and four half centuries. Pope has already surpassed those numbers with ease on Day 1 of the Test match and is expected to carry on for quite some time on Day 2 as well. If you remember his knock earlier this year against South Africa, you will know how brilliant he is actually. He remained unbeaten on 135* runs and it will be really interesting to see him putting in a little extra here in Manchester and register his career high score. In the third match of any series, Ollie Pope averages a whopping 126.00 with one hundred and one half ton. The stats are suggestive of the fact that Pope is very much capable of giving us that win tomorrow therefore, you can head over to the William Hill website and place the bet.

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The England wicket-keeper batsman has been good on Day 1 with the bat and the hosts would want him to deliver big on Day 2 for them to take a good lead after their 1st innings. He is batting 56 runs at the moment and he would be aiming to add a lot more tomorrow but that might just not happen considering his statistics. I have reasons to believe so and I also have the numbers to back my claim here and I would like to share them with you. Buttler has played six Test matches in 2020 and has scored just 221 runs at an average of 24.55 with just one fifty, which came in this current Test. Buttler has played nine Tests against West Indies and he averages 35.66 having scored 428 runs including four fifties. In the third match of any series, he averages the best (46.46) and he has already done better than that in this ongoing match. In the first innings of any Test match, Buttler averages 38.37 with 921 runs under his belt with eight half centuries. In his entire career in the longest format of the game, Buttler has gone past the 88-run mark only twice and therefore I strongly believe he is going to get dismissed before that and it is just a matter of time. William Hill is offering odds of 1.83 for Buttler to score under 88 runs and there lies your chance of winning quite a lot of money if you place your bets before the odds further plummet.

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Recently, I have been trying to offer you interesting markets such as this one and this is because I constantly keep looking for an opportunity to make you money. Two of England’s greatest pacers of all time will be paired for the first time in this series and West Indies will have plenty to worry about. They will have to handle both it seems and Anderson thrives in such overcast conditions and he surely can make that new ball do the talking. Anderson has played eight Test matches here at the Old Trafford, which happens to be his home ground as well, and has picked up 28 wickets at an average of 21.78. England’s highest ever wicket taker in Test cricket has played 22 Test matches against West Indies and has 85 scalps to his name at an average of 22.60 including five five-wicket hauls. In 2020, Anderson has been exceptional as he has played three matches and has gone on to add 10 wickets at an incredible average of 16.70. Now, let’s move on to the other weapon that England is going to unleash - Stuart Broad, who has already troubled West Indies in the second Test match in both the innings at this very venue. Broad averages 27.79 against West Indies and has 63 wickets to his tally including two five-wicket and a 10-wicket haul. Broad has 24 wickets to his name in eight matches at an average of 26.16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester. He has already picked up six wickets in the second Test and as we know Broad, he is always hungry for more! With these two bowlers likely to threaten West Indies a lot, William Hill is offering odds of 4.50 for this particular market and I see a huge potential right here!