West Indies beat England by 10 wickets in the second test at Antigua to take an unsurpassable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The visitors will now be hoping for a consolation win when the two teams face-off in the third and final test at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium inn Gros Islet, St Lucia. The match will be played from February 9 with live telecast scheduled to begin each day at 10 AM local time.
WI vs Eng, 3rd Test: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony ESPN, Ten Sports, Sky Sports Cricket, SuperSport, Fox Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, SuperSport Live, Now TV
The West Indian batting has looked in great shape in this series with Kraigg Brathwaite, Shane Dowrich, Shimron Hetmyer and John Campbell all amongst the runs. Brathwaite has been one of the team's best batsmen in the longest format. The opener has two scores of 40s in the series and the Windies will want him to score even bigger at St Lucia. Darren Bravo, after a poor outing at Barbados, hit a half-century in the last test and he will be looking forward to another good showing with the bat. Kemar Roach, Roston Chase and Alzarri Joseph have been very impressive with the ball and it will be mainly up to this trio to take wickets in the absence of Jason Holder who has been suspended due to slow over-rate in the second test at Antigua. Roach took a four-wicket haul in both the innings of the last match and his express pace will make him the danger man at St Lucia as well.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich (wk), Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel
England Team News & Playing 11
Jonny Bairstow, Rory Burns and Moeen Ali are the only ones who have looked good with the bat so far for England. They have all hit a fifty each in the series and the team will be expecting strong contributions from them in the third test. However, England will also be hoping for spirited performances from Joe Root and Jos Buttler in the middle order. Rory Burns scored 84 in the opening test and he will look to produce another quality knock at the top. James Anderson, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali have been the most impressive of the England bowlers. Stokes, in particular, has looked good with eight wickets in the series. Stuart Broad took a three-wicket haul last time and he along with Anderson who has taken seven wickets so far will hold the key for England with the new ball. Moeen Ali too has seven wickets in the series and he will have a big role to play once the ball gets older.
England Predicted Playing 11
Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes, Chris Woakes/Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
WI : W W L L L
ENG : L L W W W
WI vs ENG Head to Head
West Indies and England have now played 156 test matches against each other. The hosts have won 57 of those while the visitors have won 48 with the rest all ending in stalemates.
West Indies now have three wins in the last four tests they have played against England.
West Indies have never played a test match against England at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.
Matches Played: 156; West Indies Won: 57; England Won: 48; Draw: 51
West Indies vs England Betting Odds
England are favorites to win the third test at odds of 1.80 on Betway, 1.83 on Bet365 and 1.82 on Betfair. West Indies are the bookmakers' underdogs for this match and are being offered at a higher price of 2.62 on Betway, 2.50 on Bet365 and 2.82 on Betfair. The odds for this game to end in a draw stand at 9.50, 9 and 9.60 with the respective bookmakers.
West Indies vs England Prediction
England were completely dominated in the first two matches of the series and it will be tough for them to pick up any motivation after such a drubbing. Their batsmen have struggled to adapt to the conditions and have been found clueless against a sharp West Indian bowling attack. St. Lucia will offer similar conditions and so it is hard to see a major improvement from the English batsmen. The hosts will be without their regular skipper Jason Holder but they won't miss him too much as the rest of their bowlers are looking in good rhythm. West Indies have clearly been the better side in this series and we expect them to complete a 3-0 whitewash.
Back West Indies to beat England in the third test at 2.62 with Betway, 2.50 with Bet365 and 2.82 with Betfair.