The second One Day International between West Indies and England will take place on the 22nd February at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. This will be the second match of a five game series.
West Indies Stunned
West Indies cannot afford to let their head drops having lost the opening game on Wednesday. They posted 360 runs yet still emerged as the losing team and it could take them a little time to get over their disappointment.
The defeat means West Indies have now lost five of their last six ODI’s and need to get back to winning ways quickly or this series could begin to move away from them. If they can deliver the same excellent batting performance but improve in the bowling department, they will have a chance.
West Indies are the 11/5 outsiders with BetVictor to win the match.
England Chase Record Total
England will be delighted to have come through the first ODI with a win. They were poor for much of the Test Match series and you can see where their thoughts are right now with the World Cup just around the corner.
The Three Lions probably thought they were in trouble following the West Indies total but produced some excellent batting of their own to seal victory. England have won six of their last seven completed ODI’s and remain the favourites to not only win this match but the series.
You can back England to beat West Indies in the second ODI at 1/3 with Ladbrokes.
Holder the Key
West Indies will need to improve their bowling attack if they are to defeat England. Jason Holder led by example in the first ODI, taking 2-63 from 9.4 overs as the rest of the bowlers were seeing the ball travel to the boundary on a regular basis.
Holder remains the key for West Indies with the ball and is 10/3 with William Hill to be the leading wicket taker for the home team.
Roy on Fire
England chased a record total to win the first ODI by 6 wickets and Jason Roy was in blistering form with the bat. He scored 123 runs off 85 balls and rarely looked troubled at the crease. Roy was dropped twice by the West Indies but took only 65 deliveries to reach his century and that included 15 boundaries, which made up 23% of his first 100 runs.
If Roy manages to get in again in this match, his confidence is going to be sky-high and the West Indies will be in trouble.
You can back Roy at 7/2 with Ladbrokes to be the top run scorer for England.