West Indies will be hosting England in the fourth T20 match on Sunday, January 30. Moreover, the game will be taking place at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
England went on to lose the third T20 against West Indies on Thursday. Moreover, the West Indies team are ahead in the series with a 2-1 lead against England. England won the toss and they elected to field first.
But the move did not work in the favour of the English team. It was because West Indies had a great going thanks to Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell. West Indies put up 224 runs with a loss of five wickets in the first innings.
England had a tricky start as they lost Jason Roy in the power play itself. But England were going good with Tom Banton playing an aggressive brand of cricket. But the middle order did not provide much help.
They lost consecutive wickets at the middle order and lower order. Due to this, England could make only 204 runs with a loss of nine wickets. And they lost the game by 20 runs in the end against West Indies.
WEST INDIES FORM
The West Indies regained the series lead 2-1 by winning the 3rd T20 by 20 runs against England in Bridgetown.
Batting first, Nicholas Pooran scored 70 off 43 balls but in what Rovman Powell who was the star of the show. The middle order batsman smashed his way to 107 runs off just 43 balls to lead the hosts to a 224-run total.
On a very good batting wicket the Windies bowlers held their nerve to defend the score. Kieron Pollard was the pick of the bowlers, taking 2-31 as England scored 204 runs.
WEST INDIES INJURIES & TEAM NEWS
The West Indies have been very good throughout the series thus far. They should remain unchanged as they look for a series win.
England are under pressure in the series now after losing the 3rd T20 and going 2-1 down in the series. This has now turned into a must-win match.
A few changes were made and all the bowlers bar Adil Rashid and Reece Topley were hit around the park. The hosts went on to score a massive 224 runs with four England bowlers going at 13+ runs per over.
Tom Banton made it seem like England could chase that huge total, scoring 73 off 39 balls. Wickets however continued to fall around him until Phil Salt hit 57 off 24 balls. His dismissal brought an end to England’s chances as they could only reach 204 runs in 20 overs.
ENGLAND INJURIES & TEAM NEWS
England made some changes with Eoin Morgan set to return for this match. We could also see Chris Jordan make a return.
WEST INDIES VS ENGLAND MATCH DETAILS:
Event: West Indies v England, 4th T20
England tour of West Indies
Date: 30 January 2022
Time: 01:30 AM IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
West Indies have looked impressive with the bat in this series so far and will want to wrap things up with a game to spare as they take on England with a 2-1 lead under their belt. The tourists have largely struggled with the ball in this series so far and will need to be much better in that department. They also need more across the board with the bat with a few of their top and middle order underwhelming so far. The Windies have been able to capitalise on England’s flaws so far and can do so once again in this clash.