West Indies and England will lock horns in the fourth game of their five-match T20I series on Sunday, January 30. The Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, will host the clash.
The hosts, led by Kieron Pollard, are 2-1 ahead in the series after their 20-run win over England in the third game. After being put in to bat first, the home team racked up a massive score of 224-5 in their allotted twenty overs.
West Indies lost the early wickets of Brandon King and Shai Hope, but Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell’s 122-run stand for the third wicket brought them back into the game. Powell went on to play a 53-ball knock of 107, laced with four fours and ten sixes.
Adil Rashid was the pick of the English bowlers, bowling at an economy rate of 6.25. He picked up the crucial wicket of Pooran, who made a 43-ball 70. In response, the visitors lost wickets at regular intervals, eventually ending up with 204-9.
Tom Banton top-scored for them with a 39-ball 73, but his effort went in vain. Phil Salt’s 24-ball 57 couldn’t take England home either. Romario Shepherd went for 59 runs in four overs, but he picked up the crucial wickets of Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone and Salt.
WEST INDIES VS ENGLAND MATCH DETAILS:
Match: West Indies vs England, 4th T20I.
Date and Time: January 30th 2022, Sunday; 01:30 AM IST.
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
The pitch has been an absolute belter for batting and another high-scoring game seems to be in the offing. The bowlers won’t have much room for batting. Since the deck won’t change characteristics, batting second should be the way forward.
WEST INDIES VS ENGLAND WEATHER FORECAST
Intermittent clouds could be there throughout the duration of the game, but there is little chance of rain. The temperature on matchday could be around the 26-degree Celsius mark.
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH
ROWMAN POWELL- WEST INDIES
Powell had struck a 51-ball 107 and his match-winning century was good enough to help the Windies take the series lead. He was roped in place of all-rounder Odean Smith. The sensational batter will yet again be expected to repeat his heroics on the 22 yards.
PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
JASON HOLDER- WEST INDIES
Jason Holder has made the ball do the talking amazingly in the home conditions as the tall all-rounder has so far picked up seven wickets in three games averaging 10.42 and has the best bowling figures of 4/7 which had come in the series-opener.
In all three games, the team batting second stayed in the reckoning. Both England and West Indies batters are in riveting form. So the chasing team should be able to come up trumps in this game.
PREDICTION: THE TEAM BATTING SECOND TO WIN THIS CLASH.