ENG vs WI Test Day match prediction 15 Jul 2020

Match date · 15 Jul 2020 · 15:30 IST
ENG vs WI prediction
  • Joe Root averages a whopping 85.00 at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
  • Stokes has 679 runs at an average of 42.43 against West Indies.
  • Hope averages 38.07 against England in Test cricket and 57.14 when he is playing at their backyard.
Bet on West Indies₹2,000 FREE bet at Royal Panda!

After their loss in the series opener, England will seek revenge in the second Test of the three-match series against West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, which will kickstart from July 16, Thursday.

England were outclassed by a better side clearly in the first Test match of the series and they are staring down the barrel when they walk against this upbeat West Indies side in Manchester. The way things churned out in the last game, England did not expect to lose against an 8th rank West Indies, that too at home. But as a matter of fact, West Indies have won the last four out of the six head-to-head encounters in the longest format of the game against England. The more I scrutinise the first game of the series, the more I am finding it more difficult to fathom so as to how did England let this happen.

On the other hand, I will have to give it to the West Indies for putting up a super spirited show up against a quality England side. Jason Holder and co. just did not give up and every time they found a window to overtake the hosts in several sessions throughout the Test, they did it to perfection. England will have a major boost as their skipper Joe Root will be back for the remainder of the Test series, which would mean either of Joe Denly or Zack Crawley will face the axe. Stuart Broad was left out in the first Test as England wanted to try out a new combination of Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Jimmy Anderson but it clearly fell on its face. If Stuart Broad makes his way back into the playing XI, Mark Wood will have to wait it outside in the pavilion as he was the least effective among all the bowlers for England. It is never going to be easy for the hosts in the final two Test matches of the series but they might come back strongly. For now, I have brought you three of the best player markets to make some cash from the first day of the second Test in Manchester. Let’s have a look at them

Betting Tips

England fans will be elated with this piece of news as Ben Stokes will return the captain’s hat to Joe Root in the second Test. This will not only set a tone and give them a boost in confidence but also they will solidify their batting unit massively. Root needs no introduction to be honest as he is still considered as one of the “Fabulous Four’ of modern day cricket. Now you might have a question in your mind - why Root and why not Stokes? To be honest that is an easy question because Root averages 48.40 in Tests and in 92 matches he has amassed 7599 runs with 17 hundreds and 48 half centuries. Moreover, the England captain has the second best average against West Indies (57.35). In nine matches, he has managed to pile up 803 runs including three centuries and four half tons. His impact on the batting lineup becomes so much evident as he averages 51.55 with 4124 runs in 48 matches with 11 hundreds and 23 fifties. In the second match of any Test series, Root averages 52.42 including six tons and 13 half tons. Old Trafford in Manchester is a happy hunting ground for Root as he loves to bat on this ground for long. He has a jaw-dropping average of 85.00 with 595 runs in just five matches including a massive double hundred (254 against Pakistan which was also his highest score in his career) and four fifties. I hope I have answered almost all your queries with those almost ridiculous numbers of the English skipper. Now, head to the Royal Panda website as they are offering the best odds of 3.75 for Root to be the top batsman for England in this forthcoming match at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

Joe Root to lead the English batting charge₹2,000 FREE bet at Royal Panda!

Benjamin Andrew Stokes did not have a great debut as the captain of England but he did have a decent Test match with the bat and the ball. He was not only the highest run scorer for England but also was the highest wicket-taker as well. With 89 runs and six wickets, Stokes was riding high on confidence but, unfortunately, he could not power his side to a victory in his first Test as the England captain. However, he will look to do better in the second Test match for sure as he always seems to be hungry for more. Stokes has scored 4145 runs in his career at an average of 36.68 including nine hundreds and 21 fifties. The second-ranked all-rounder in the world has played 10 matches against the Caribbean boys and has managed to score 679 runs at an average of 42.43 with one hundred and four half tons. Under the able leadership of Root, Stokes has scored 2154 at an average of 39.16 including five hundreds and 13 fifties. In 2019, the New Zealand-born English all-rounder, was averaging 45.61 and in the second match of any series, Stokesy maintained an average of 35.15. All the averages I have mentioned above are indicative of the fact that you are going in for a guaranteed win. Login to the Royal Panda website as they are offering odds of 1.83 for Stokes to score at least 36 runs.

The talented right hander Shai Hope had a poor first match and he will be aching to turn things around in his favour in the second Test match in Manchester which starts from Thursday. Hope’s numbers in the longest format of the game does not justify his class and elegance, which is not fair to be honest. Hope may have an average of just 26.71 in Test cricket with just 1523 runs under his belt, but he has so much more than that to offer when he is playing against England particularly. Hope averages 38.07 against England in eight matches with 533 runs including two centuries and two fifties. That’s not all, his average rockets to 57.14 when he is playing on English soil against the hosts. In four matches, he has amassed 400 runs including both those hundreds in his career and one half century. Hope has played 24 matches under the captaincy of Jason Holder and he has managed to score majority of the runs in his career (1310 runs) at an average of 31.95 including those two centuries and five fifties.

Shai Hope to score at least 25 runs₹2,000 FREE bet at Royal Panda!

Upcoming matches

Test-International 1 Dec 2022 · 10:30 IST
Pakistan Pakistan
England England
PAK vs ENG prediction
WT20I 2 Dec 2022 · 11:30 IST
New Zealand Women New Zealand Women
BAN-W Bangladesh Women
NZW vs BAN-W prediction