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England vs West Indies Betting Predictions: Test Series

  • The West Indies squad will arrive in the UK on Tuesday 9 June
  • England will play three test matches at home with West Indies in July
England vs West Indies Betting Predictions

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl and Lancashire’s Emirates Old Trafford will host England Men’s Test series against West Indies. The West Indies squad will arrive in the UK on Tuesday 9 June, travelling to Emirates Old Trafford for quarantining and training. This will be their base for a three-week period before moving to the Ageas Bowl for the start of the first Test. As the test series is just around the corner, England vs West Indies betting predictions are all up. 

England vs West Indies Test Series:

England proposes July dates

West Indies and England will play three test matches in July. The first test will take place at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl ground from July 18-20. The second one between 16-20 July and third between 24-28 July at Old Trafford in Manchester.

The West Indies team are expected to arrive in England on 9th June. They will then be based at Old Trafford for a three-week training before travelling down to Southampton. The Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford will receive an administration fee for staging the Test series and all additional central costs will be met by the ECB, according to 1xBet Sportsbook.

England vs West Indies Betting Predictions
The dates are here.

ECB Director of Events, Steve Elworthy – who is leading on English cricket’s bio-secure operational plans added: “Our main objective is to deliver a safe environment for all stakeholders including players, match officials, operational staff, essential venue staff, broadcasters and media. We are in daily dialogue with Government and our medical team, who have been incredibly supportive during this period. These are our proposed dates and they remain subject to UK Government approval. We would like to thank Cricket West Indies for their co-operation and dedication in making this tour a reality. And we all look forward to the prospect of cricket returning in the coming weeks.”

West Indies announce newcomers in the squad

Nkrumah Bonner and Chemar Holder, both uncapped at Test level, are part of the 14-man West Indies squad, which is expected to land in England on June 9, according to online sportsbook sites in the UK.

Chemar Holder, unrelated to Test captain Jason, is a fast bowler of immense promise, having picked up 36 wickets at 18.91 in the recent West Indies Championship. Bonner, 31, brings experience to the table with close to 70 first-class games under his belt. He made 523 runs in seven matches at an average of 58.11 in the 2020 Championship. He has previously represented West Indies in two T20Is.

In the wake of the pandemic, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo and Keemo Paul have opted out of taking the trip to England. A decision Cricket West Indies have said they respect and will not hold against the players when it comes to future squad selections. West Indies have also named an 11-man list of reserves who will travel with the squad. The group includes Shannon Gabriel who has been named alongside with Sunil Ambris and Oshane Thomas. Meanwhile, Jermaine Blackwood is set to return to the squad.

England vs West Indies Betting Predictions
Newcomers in the squad!

West Indies Squad:

West Indies’ team include

  • Jermaine Blackwood,
  • Nkrumah Bonner
  • Kraigg Brathwaite
  • Shamarh Brooks
  • John Campbell
  • Roston Chase
  • Rahkeem Cornwall
  • Shane Dowrich
  • Chemar Holder
  • Jason Holder
  • Shai Hope
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Raymon Reifer
  • Kemar Roach

Whereas these are the reserve players:

  • Sunil Ambris,
  • Joshua Da Silva
  • Shannon Gabriel
  • Keon Harding
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Preston McSween
  • Marquino Mindley
  • Shane Moseley
  • Anderson Phillip
  • Oshane Thomas
  • Jomel Warrican

England vs West Indies Betting Predictions:

As the test series is going to start soon between the two famous teams, England vs West Indies betting predictions have geared up on online sportsbook sites in the U.K. According to the bet on BET365 Sportsbook, England has the most favourable odds of 1.12. Whereas West Indies has the odds of 13.00. The odds for draw of the match are also not so far behind with a 9.00. Who do you think will win the series?

You can discover more about these odds here at Bet365 Sportsbook.

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