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West Indies vs England: T20 Series Preview, Odds and Betting Tips

After being humbled in a 4-0 Ashes defeat down under against Australia, England fans will be looking for something to cheer. The T20 series in Barbados will be one of many this year, as England prepare for the 2022 T20 World Cup which will take place in Australia throughout October and November.

Here at NetBet, We’ve previewed the upcoming series between West Indies and England, taking a look at the squads that have been selected and providing our best cricket betting tips for the five game T20 series.

Series Preview

Due to the recent end to the Ashes series in Australia, England will be without some key names for the upcoming series against the West Indies. Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan all would have been expected to make the squad, but will miss out due to being in the squad for that disastrous tour Down Under.

Despite the absence of some big players, England still have plenty of experienced internationals in the 16-man squad, which also features some exciting talent. Liam Livingstone is a player that was probably unlucky to miss out on the Ashes squad. The all-rounder plays his domestic cricket with Lancashire and has been praised for his aggressive style with the bat. From 10 innings in T20 internationals, Livingstone has scored 252 runs, including an incredible 103 against Pakistan which broke the record for fastest century by an Englishman in a T20I.

The West Indies look back to full strength for the upcoming series against England. After their recent series against Pakistan was cancelled due to a lack of fit players, they will be hoping to get their preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup back on track.

Betting Tips – Opening T20 Match

West Indies vs England

Saturday 22nd January, 8pm

Kensington Oval, Bridgetown

Away Team Top Batsman: Liam Livingstone – 4/1

We’re backing Livingstone to have a solid series, and that starts this weekend in the opening T20 match. If the 28 year-old can get his eye in, there is simply no stopping him. He’s more than capable of putting up big scores in a matter of a few overs.

Home Team Top Bowler – Jason Holder

The 30 year-old all-rounder is a man that has been there and done it. In 11 matches against England he has taken 33 wickets, including a five wicket haul. The visitors will be wary of the big man.

England Win – 5/8

Even with a few first teamers absent, there is still an abundance of talent in this England line-up. We expect they will come out on top of this T20 series, starting with a fast start in their opening meeting this weekend.

England Squad:

Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Tymal Mills, David Payne, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince.

West Indies Squad:

Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Jason Holder, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr.

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