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England vs West Indies Betting Tips & Predictions T20 World Cup 2021
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 22nd October 2021

Published: 21/10/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

After the very best and also very free T20 World Cup betting tips for the England vs West Indies game? Good, this is the place for them and we’ll also give you the lowdown on the two teams, some cool stats and analysis of how they’ve fared against each other in the past.

This is the first match for both sides at the T20 World Cup and if you’re looking for online cricket betting action, it promises to be a cracker. The game takes place at Dubai on Saturday, October 23, start time 7:30 pm IST. Up next are our England vs West Indies betting tips!

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England vs West Indies Betting Odds

It’s a huge game among the two favourites to qualify from their Group and this is one of the biggest matches of the Group Stages. Our money is on the West Indies and I’m about to tell you two or three good reasons as to why I say that.

Today’s England v West Indies betting odds have the Windies as outsiders and that’s good news for us. There are also cricket betting tips on the toss winner and I’ve picked a Windies batsman at big odds to top score for them, especially for our Indian readers.

Bet Odds Site
Match-winner: West Indies 2.25 Betway
Toss winner: West Indies 1.9 Betway
HOT BET! WI Top Bowler: Roston Chase 8.0 Betway

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England Team News

As we all know, there’s no Ben Stokes or Jofra Archer for the tournament.

As we’ve said before here at Bet India, Stokes isn’t quite the player he is in T20 that he is in other formats. But he would surely have played anyway if he was available for England.

He’s been replaced in a sort of like-for-like way by the big-hitting Liam Livingstone.

As for Jofra Archer, he was arguably the most important player of all because he’s a wicket-taking fast bowler and they’re worth their weight in gold.

England drafted in Tymal Mills as a replacement and he’s quick enough, but very inexperienced at international level.

The other problem England have is the form of skipper Eoin Morgan, who’s going through a real rough patch with the bat.

We’ll have to wait and see if he bats at his normal position at five or if he demotes himself given his form.

England’s Likely XI

Buttler, Roy, Malan, Bairstow, Morgan, Livingstone, Ali, Woakes, Rashid, Wood, Mills.

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West Indies Team News

The Windies lost Fabien Allen this week to injury and that’s pretty bad news. He was replaced in the squad by Akeal Hossein.

Allen didn’t get much of a chance in the IPL for the Punjab Kings but has been one of the regulars for the Windies over the past few months. Then again, he wasn’t certain to play anyway because he’s an all-rounder.

And if there’s one thing the Windies have lots of, it’s all-rounders. If anything, maybe they have too many.

The openers pick themselves and they’ll probably bat Chris Gayle a three even though he hasn’t been in the best of form.

An interesting inclusion is Roston Chase, who will try to replicate his excellent CPL form here, batting at three or four.

We’ll have to wait and see if Andre Russell is fit to play after getting injured during the IPL.

He played against Afghanistan and even bowled so the answer is that he probably will feature here.

West Indies’ Likely XI

Lewis, Simmons, Chase, Hetmyer, Pooran, Pollard, Russell, Bravo, Walsh Jr, McCoy, Thomas.

Venue & conditions

Dubai hosted plenty of IPL matches this season. It’s a stadium that has hosted 62 international matches over the years with only four teams getting past the 200 mark batting first.

And the lowest score ever posted batting first was 145 by Sri Lanka. So even though it isn’t ‘a road’ like say Bangalore, teams should expect to get to at least 160.

Both teams tend to prefer chasing so the toss-winning skipper will probably do that. Which is a good option because 54.8% of games here are won by the team batting second.

Check out our Dubai Stadium betting guide for more on this venue!

England vs West Indies Head-to-Head

Let’s look at the England v West Indies head-to-head record between these two. They’ve played each other 18 times with the Windies 11-7 up over the years.

But England have had the better of it of late with wins in each of the last three, played just over two years ago.  Mind you, the Windies had won three in a row before that.

England vs West Indies Head-to-Head T20 World Cup 2021

England vs West Indies Toss Prediction

Time to look at some England v West Indies toss winner statistics. Interestingly, the same 11-7 result on the head-to-head when it comes to West Indies wins, is the same 11-7 when it comes to the toss.

The Windies are ahead by four toss wins and are fresh from winning the last two. So the Windies it is.

England vs West Indies Toss Prediction T20 World Cup 2021

TEAMS TOSS WIN %
England 7 39.9%
West Indies 11 61.1%

England vs West Indies Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Windies to win @ 2.25 with Betway

Time for our match-winner prediction! England are slight favourites and that should come as no surprise.

We say that because they’re considerably shorter to win the whole tournament than the West Indies are, so it follows logically that they’ll be shorter to win the match between the two. The Windies, by the way, are one of our picks to go all the way and win the T20 World Cup.

But if it weren’t for the fact they were shorter odds on the outright market, would they still be favourites here? Well, on the one hand, they’re ranked considerably higher than the Windies.

England are top of the ICC T20 rankings, the Windies are all the way down in ninth.

But then again, the Windies rarely have all their best players available for regular T20 matches which is maybe why their record outside World Cups isn’t so great. They certainly have their best players available for this one.

What they do have in their favour is the following: an 11-7 head to head record and greater knowledge of UAE conditions as a result of so many of their players featuring in the IPL.

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Today’s England vs West Indies Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Roston Chase to be West Indies Top batsman @ 8.0 with Betway

The betting sites have really missed a trick here. At least they have if our theory is correct. And our theory is that Roston Chase, the spinning all-rounder, will bat at three.

Batting position isn’t the be-all and end-all in a top batsman betting market. Other considerations include career strike rate, form against that opposition and current form.

Having said that, batsmen who are big odds who bat in the Top 3 are like gold dust, as explained in our T20 batsman betting guide.

Besides, Roston Chase proved in the CPL this year that he’s more than just a bowling all-rounder.

He was the top run scorer of the 2021 edition so clearly has all the tools to be a top T20 batsman at any level.

The odds are far too big on him given what we’ve just said so he’s a good pick.

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England vs West Indies fun statistics

Let’s round things off with some quick stats ahead of the game.

  • England’s Dawid Malan is the number 1 ranked batsman in T20I cricket. The highest-ranked batsman that the Windies have is Evin Lewis, at Number 9.
  • These two contested the 2016 WC final which the Windies won thanks to brilliant contributions with the bat from Carlos Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels. Here’s a reminder of what happened that night.
  • England are likely to field five players from that 2016 final (Roy, Morgan, Ali, Buttler and Rashid).  The Windies are likely to field four (Gayle, Simmons, Bravo, Russell).
  • Adil Rashid is ranked the third best bowler in the ICC rankings; the Windies don’t have anyone in the Top 10.