WI vs ENG 1st Test Day 1 match prediction 8 Mar 2022

Match date · 8 Mar 2022 · 19:30 IST
WI vs ENG prediction
  • West Indies have scored 116 runs from their opening partnership in their last three test matches while England have scored 28 runs from the same.
  • Joe Root has an average of 52.90 against West Indies in Test cricket
  • Kraigg Brathwaite has an average of 32.17 while playing at home
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WI vs ENG 1st Test Day 1 Predictions and Betting Tips

West Indies will host England in a three-match Test series the 1st of which commences on Tuesday, March 8 as a part of the 2022 England Tour Of West Indies. The 1st Test match will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua. Well ahead of the match day, I have hand picked the top betting tips from the West Indies vs England head-to-head match.

West Indies will welcome England back to the region for a three-match Test series to compete for the newly created Richards Bothan Trophy. The Windies and Three Lions met earlier this year in January to play a five match series in the shortest format of the game, which fell in favour of the host. The three-match series is set to be a fiercely contested encounter between the two sides, with England wanting to put their dismal Ashes series behind them and the West Indies to come back after a disappointing overseas tour as well. England and West Indies have met each other 157 times in the longest format of the game with the Carribean side holding the upper hand with 57 victories to the Three Lions 49. Remaining 51 games ended in a draw. In their last five meetings between the teams, England registered three wins to West Indies's two. As a part of the Test series, England and West Indies crossed paths to play a warm up session prior to the D day of the game which ended in a draw. The teams last met each other in 2020 as a part of the West Indies Tour in England to play a three-match Test series where the visitors had outplayed the Windies to take a series lead by 2-1. As the teams meet for their first red back game take a look at the top three betting tips from the WI vs ENG match prediction.

WI vs ENG Team Bets:

I have picked the best team winning bet for the WI vs ENG head-to-head match and you should take a look at it for reaping the best returns.

West Indies To Have The Highest Score At First Dismissal

The hist have always used their skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite to open most of the Test matches for the Windies side. When England and West Indies last played a three match Test series, Kraigg Brathwaite opened the three games along with John Campbell. In the three first innings played the opening pair struck 43, 16 and 1 runs respectively. This summarises to a total of 60 runs which averages at 20 runs per match. England on the other hand had used Rory Burns and Dom Sibley to open their innings. Burns and Sibley managed to strike 0, 29 and 1 runs in the three innings played which totals to 30 runs. This stands at an average of 10 runs per match. Prior to joining the forthcoming fixture West Indies played a two match Test Series against Sri Lanka where Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood opened the two games to stitch a 62 and 46 runs opening partnership from their two games. In fact in their last three Test matches they have a total of 116 runs which averages to 38.66 runs per match. England on the other hand will be joining this fixture on the back of a five-match Test series played against Australia in The Ashes. However, in their last three games, Rory Burns and Zak Crawley opened two of the three games while Hasseb Hameed played one alongside burns. The opening duo had only managed to muster 28 runs in their three innings which averages at 9.33 runs per match. The above numbers speak for themselves and weigh heavily in favour of the Windies. Thus, Pari Match has offered betting odds of 1.87 for West Indies to have the highest scores at first dismissal on Day 1 of WI vs ENG head to head match.

WI vs ENG Player Bets:

Listed below are the top two betting tips from the WI vs ENG player betting tips. Read along to place your bets on the same.

Joe Root To Score Over 35.5 Runs In The 1st Innings

The 31-year-old England skipper has been a vital cog for the English side across all formats of the game. In the last one year, Joe Root has amassed 983 runs from the 21 innings played at an average of 49.15 . This was the highest Test runs among the English batters in a year and that just tells why it is such a mindless bet to go for. Root has over 9600 Test runs under his belt from the 210 Test innings played over the years. From these 114 matches he has a Test average of 49.23. As skipper, the Yorkshire batter has scored 5006 runs, averaging 46.35, with 26 half-centuries and 12 centuries. Most of the dominance has come in the first team innings, in which Root averages 55.60 as compared to his second innings average of 41.32. The middle order English batter has featured in 19 Test innings against the Windies to notch 933 runs from them at a stunnings average of 54.88. While playing in the West Indies, the English Skipper has an average of 53.50 which bodes well with our bet and makes him a top pick against the Windies squad. Hence, we are pretty confident that Root will score a lot of runs for Team England, in the first test against West Indies. Pari Match is offering betting odds of 1.87 for Joe Root to score over 35.5 runs on Day 1 of WI vs ENG player betting tips.

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Kraigg Brathwaite's 1st Innings Score To Be Over 23.5 Runs

For our second bet in the player betting section we have the Windies skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite. Brathwaite has been a consistent opener for his side in Test cricket. He has plundered 4402 runs in his Test career from the 142 innings played at a decent average of 32.60. Currently, he averages 43.88 in the first match innings and 40.69 in the first team innings, which works well for our bet. While playing at home, Brathwaite averages 32.17 from the 69 Test innings played. The right-handed batsman has a pretty decent Test record for his side in the last one year. He has featured in 16 Test innings to pile 526 runs at an average of 32.60. While batting against England, Brathwaite racked 783 runs from the 24 innings played which stands at a steady average of 34.04 and works consistently well with our bet. In fact in the last three first innings against England in 2020, Brathwaite has scored 1, 75 and 65 runs respectively. Head over to Pari Match to place your bets on Kraigg Brathwaite with odds of 1.87 in the WI vs ENG match prediction.

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My Picks:

West Indies To Have The Highest Score At First Dismissal - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

Joe Root To Score Over 35.5 Runs In The 1st Innings - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

Kraigg Brathwaite’s 1st Innings Score To Be Over 23.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

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