WI vs ENG 2nd Test Day 1 match prediction 16 Mar 2022

Match date · 16 Mar 2022 · 19:30 IST
WI vs ENG prediction
  • WI scored scored 83 runs from their opening partnership while ENG struck just 12 runs in their 1st innings of the 1st Test
  • Jonny Bairstow is the highest run scorer in the Test series so far
  • Nkrumah Bonner was declared Man of the Match in the 1st Test
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WI vs ENG 2nd Test Day 1 Predictions and Betting Tips

West Indies will take on England in the second of the three-match Test series being played as a part of the 2022 England Tour Of West Indies. The match will be hosted at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown in Barbados commencing from March 16, Wednesday. 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 and England drew the 1st Test on Saturday when the home side mounted a successful rearguard action at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium.West Indies held on to draw the first Test after England made a bold declaration on the final day. England declared its second innings at 346-6 just before lunch and tempted West indies with a winnings target of 286 from 70 overs. But West Indies lost too many wickets after lunch and went into survival mode, finishing on 147/4. West Indies made 375 and 147-4 in reply to England’s 311 and 349-6 declared. West Indies and England have played a total of 641 matches in the head to head overall Test record, out of which West Indies have won on 58 occasions, the English side 51 and have drawn the rest 52 matches. Both England and West Indies are top quality teams and have shown incredible performances in cricket in the past. As the team head into the secoND Test of the series, take a look at the top betting tips from the West Indies vs England head to head match on day 1.

WI vs ENG Team Bet:

West Indies and England have been rivals for a very long time, and their cricketing rivalry has always been a delightful watch. Hence I have picked that one bet from the upcoming encounter to make some handsome cash from, in the WI vs ENG team betting tips.

West Indies To Have The Highest Score At 1st Dismissal

After a close knit competition between the English and the Windies side, the second match in the longest format is slated to commence on Wednesday. While the host did bulk of its first innings scoring from its opening partnership, the Englishmen had a top order collapse hence the opening pair failed to make runs from their abysmal partnership. West Indies skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite has always been a permanent fixture at the top order and has so far opened for his side in 123 innings. In the ongoing series. Brathwaite was accompanied by John Campbell and the duo did a fabulous job of stitching 83 runs before the dismissal of the first wicket. England on the other hand used Alex Lees and Zak Crawley to open their game in the first innings. Lees and Crawley were both abysmal and posted 12 runs before Lees was sent back to the pavilion. Now let us look back at the three Test matches played by the individual teams. West Indies played a three match Test series against Sri Lanka where Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood opened for their side to score a total of 116 (62, 46 & 8) in the three first innings played, which averaged yo 38.66 runs from their partnership. England last played a Test series against Australia in the Ashes. In their last three games Rory Burns, Zak Crawley and Haseeb Hameed have opened the three innings to score a total of 28 (2, 22 & 4) which averaged at 9.33 runs per match. These numbers clearly work in favour of the hosts and make them our favourite in this bet. For now, head over to Pari Match to place your bets on West Indies in the WI vs ENG team betting tips.

WI vs ENG Player Bet:

Have a look at my top two player picks from the WI vs ENG player betting tips mentioned below.

Jonny Bairstow To Score Massively In His First Innings

After England's top order collapsed in their first innings, the Yorkshire man turned the tables on West Indies to strike 140 off 259 balls and helped his side reach a competitive total. Bairstow brought up his slowest of his eight Test centuries, his first against West Indies in England's first innings. Two months after a century against Australia in Sydney, Bairstow took no chances and displayed his prowess between the wickets. Having made his Test debut decades ago, he is the longest-serving Test cricketer in his squad. Bairstows career records 144 Test innings played to plunder 4730 runs from them at an average of 35.03. Back in Sydney, Baistow made England's only century in the Ashes. So far he has been a firefighter and in his 15 Test innings played against the host, Bairstow has mustered 362 runs averaging 27.84. His last four Test scores against the Windies read - 15*, 140, 41 and 113. Currently Bairstow has found a role that is working in No. 6. So far, he has a decent average of 41.03 from the 81 first team innings played and brought home 3242 runs from them. All eyes will be on Jonny Bairtow as he takes the stand in his first innings in the WI vs ENG head to head game. Stay hooked on to Pari Match for the same.

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Nkrumah Bonner To Pile on Some Handy Runs

Nkrumah Bonners unbeaten 38 following on from his 123 in his first innings, earned him the Man of the Match award in the first Test. Bonner's innings of 123 spanned more than nine hours and his efforts earned the home side a first innings lead of 62 runs with one wicket on hand as the Test match headed into its fourth day. His first innings score was decorated with twelve fours and a solitary six. Bonner struck his career's second Test century against the Englishmen in his first innings, which came after a wait of ten years. Having played 18 Test Innings in his career, the middle order batsman averages impressively at 49.20 with an aggregate of 738 runs under his belt. This is Bonners, Test debut against the Englishmen and he has been thoroughly impressive in the two innings played. While batting at home, Bonner averages 44.87 from the 10 Test innings he has played up until now. In the 10 first team innings that he has come out to bat, Bonner has gathered 344 runs which stands at an average of 34.40. Nkrumah Bonner will be looking to deliver another important knock in the second of the three Test matches which will commence on Wednesday. For now, head over to Pari Match to place your bets on Nkrumah Bonner in the WI vs ENG player betting tips.

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My Picks:

West Indies To Have The Highest Score At 1st Dismissal @ 1.81 (Pari Match)

Jonny Bairstow To Score Massively In His First Innings

Nkrumah Bonner to score over 26.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

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