West Indies are hosting England in the 1st Test match of the three-match Test series. The first Test match which commenced on Tuesday, March 8 is being played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua. As the match progresses on its day 2, I have picked the top three betting tips from the ongoing WI vs ENG head to head game.
After opting to bat first, England got off to a horrendous start as the side lost Alex Lees for 4, Zak Crawley (8), Joe Root (13), and Daniel Lawrence (20) in quick succession and they were reduced to 48/4 in the 16th over. Ben Stokes and Bairstow then got together and the duo put on 67 runs for the fifth wicket. But as soon as the duo were starting to look comfortable, Stokes (36) lost his wicket to Jayden Jayden Seales and this brought wicketkeeper, Ben Foakes to the middle. Fokes played a knock of 42 and he put on 99 runs for the sixth wicket along with Johnny Bairstow. As for the Windies bowlers, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales and Jason Holder scalped two wickets each on day 1. In the end, Bairstow and Chris Woakes took England to stumps with four wickets in hand. At Stumps, England's score read 268/6 with Bairstow (109) and Chris Woakes (24) at the crease. Will England continue their charge and finally reach that 300 mark? Let's keep our fingers crossed. Meanwhile as the match heads into its day 2, take a look at the top three betting tips from the WI vs ENG head to head match.
The two batsmen on the crease who will be opening day 2 for the tourists are Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes. Read along to find more on the WI vs ENG player betting tips on Day 2.
Jonny Bairstow's eight Test hundred anchored England's revival from a woeful start in reaching 268 for six at stumps on the opening day on Tuesday. Baistow's composed, unbeaten 109 was the foundation upon which the tourists rallied from 48 for four, after facing 216 deliveries and stroking 17 fours in them. He combined with fellow experienced hand, BenStokes to rebuild a 67 run partnership for the fifth wicket and then out on a 99 runs stand with Ben Foakes to raise England to a respectable score at stumps. Bairstow was England's only centurion in an abysmal Ashes campaign which ended in Australia two month earlier and also scored a hundred in the warm up fixtures for this match. The 32-year-old Yorkshireman has played 14 Test innings against West Indies to notch 316 runs from them at an average of 26.33. In the 81 Test innings he has featured in his career he has piled over 3211 runs at an average of 41.16. His last three scores in the 1st team innings played are - 109*, 41 and 113. He also brilliantly averages at 51.09 in the 44 first match innings played with a total of 2095 runs in them. With due consideration of the above stats, it can be concluded that Jonny Bairstow will pitch in some handy runs on Day 2 of the game for the Three Lions. Place your bets on Pari Match as they come up with odds in the WI vs ENG match prediction.
Chris Woakes played a significant supporting role to Bairstow with an unbeaten 24. After Foakes dismissal, Chris Woakes arrived and shared an unbroken 51-run partnership with Bairstow, to see England through without further loss. The batting allrounder played three first innings against the Aussies in the earlier concluded Ashes to score 21, 24 and 36 runs respectively. The lower order right handed batsman has made appearances in 69 Test cricket to amass 1559 runs from them at an average of 27.83. He has only played 5 innings against the Windies squad and scored 109 runs from them. His scores in the last four matches he came out to bat in were - 1, 0, 61* and 23. Woakes has an average of 28.91 from the 42, 1st team innings played and an average of 22.18 from the 24, 1st match innings played. The 33-year-old batter is likely to have an early dismissal on day 2 of the game. Head over to Pari Match to place your bets on Chris Woakes in the WI vs ENG match prediction.
With the match progressing to its day 2, not many markets are up for grabs in the WI vs ENG team betting tips. However, I have picked that one bet to make some handsome cash from. Take a look!
Johnny Bairstow started his day as the glue holding England together and he ended with an unbeaten century that put his side firmly back in the game against West Indies in Antigua. The team will be over reliant on Bairstow to rack runs for the English side on Day 2 as well. With Bairstow's dismissal and four wickets in hand the tourists will be looking to close their 1st inning early on day 2. The lower order batsmen who are yet to take the crease are - Craig Overton, Mark Wood and Jack Leach are more well versed with the ball than with the bat. While Craig Overton has a Test average of 18.55, Wood and Leach have 15.63 and 13.50 each. In the recently concluded five-match Test series played against Australia, the Aussies had outdone their English counterparts in all the departments of Test Cricket. They took first innings lead in the five innings played, leaving the Englishmen to score 147, 236, 185, 294 and 188 in their 1st innings game. However , England will be looking to salvage a victory in the 1st Test cricket against West Indies. Without getting our hopes high and considering the recent form of the team, it is fair to say that the Englishmen will close their 1st innings with scores below 300. As for now head over to Pari Match as they offer odds for England in the WI vs ENG head to head match.
Jonny Bairstow To Outshine For Team England
Chris Woakes To Be The Next Batsman Out
England 1st Innings Total To Be Under 317.5 Runs
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