The series is getting more intense as West Indies will face England in the third T20I. West Indies almost won the second T20I, but they lost the match by a mere one-run margin. Late fireworks from Romario Shepherd and Akeal Hosein kept them in the hunt till the very last ball and major contributions from the top-order batters would have made a difference from them in the run-chase. They need to move on from the loss and should be back with a positive mindset in the next game.
England, on the other hand, managed to win by a solitary one run in the second T20I to level the series 1-1. They learned from their mistakes from the first T20I and batted quite well. Useful innings from Jason Roy, Tam Banton, Moeen Ali, and Chris Jordan propelled them to a score of 171 at the end of 20 overs. They somehow overcame the massive hitting of West Indies lower-order batters and sealed the game in the end.
West Indies vs England, 3rd T20I
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Date & Time: January 27th at 1:30 AM IST and January 26th at 4:00 PM local time
Live Streaming: Fancode
It’s a competitive surface for the T20 format where the batters and bowlers will get equal purchase. The spinners are getting a good amount of turn from the wicket. Bowling first is a good option.
Probable Playing XIs for WI vs ENG:
Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
Jason Roy, Tom Banton, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings (wk), Chris Jordan, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Reece Topley