West Indies vs England Betting Tips - ODI Series

West Indies vs England Betting Tips - ODI Series

The dust has barely begun to settle on England's disastrous Cricket World Cup defence, yet on Sunday Jos Buttler's men will begin an eight-match white-ball tour of the West Indies.

England will take on the Windies, who failed to qualify for the World Cup in India, in three ODIs and five T20s this month.

Only four players - captain Buttler, Harry Brook, Gus Atkinson and Liam Livingstone - of England's original 15-man World Cup party have been retained for the three 50-over contests, which begin at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

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There is a fresh look to England's squad for this month's Caribbean tour after such a disappointing defence of their 50-over world title.

Few observers could have foreseen such a fall from grace for Buttler's side, who for so long have set the standards in white-ball cricket.

But none of the fearlessness that characterised their ascent to the top of limited-overs cricket was evident in India, and their batting in particular was a major disappointment.

Openers Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan as well as Joe Root and Ben Stokes have all been left at home, meaning there will be a new-look to England's top order in the Caribbean.

Phil Salt and Will Jacks were paired at the top of the order for September's ODI clashes with Ireland and they may resume their fledgling partnership against the Windies.

Surrey all-rounder Jacks is an undoubted talent and has had fleeting international experience without ever truly nailing down a spot.

But England's World Cup flop could give the big-hitting Jacks, who scored 39 from 21 balls and 94 from 88 against the Irish, the opportunity he requires to make one of the opening berths his own.

Jacks has been an indispensable member of Surrey's white-ball set-up for some time now and it seems only a matter of time before he replicates his big-hitting prowess on the international stage.

At around 7-2, he looks a decent price to underpin England's scoring in the three ODIs.


Windies Not The Force Of Old

The West Indies were forced to watch the Cricket World Cup from afar after failing to qualify for the tournament in India.

The Windies beat only Nepal, the United States and Oman in July's qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe as the Netherlands and Sri Lanka secured the two finals spots on offer.

Their decline has been ongoing for some time now and they have lost their last six ODI series on home soil.

India (twice), New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and Bangladesh have recorded series victories in the Caribbean in that time, but the Windies have lost four of those three-match encounters 2-1.

And with the potential for England's new-look side to need time to gel, there should be an opportunity for the hosts to get a win on the board.

A 3-0 England win looks too short at 11-10 and preference is to back the tourists to win the series 2-1 at closer to the 2-1 mark.



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