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England v West Indies: tourists can end woeful tour with T20 win

| 23.06.2012

The West Indies conclude their tour of England with a visit to Trent Bridge for a one-off T20 contest that they are evens to win.

They have had a dreadful time in England, failing to win a single match in any form of the game, but they could win back some pride when they take to the field for this 20 over clash.

The Windies will be spearheaded by the imperious Chris Gayle.

The big hitter displayed just some of his power in the second ODI as he kick-started an innings that had generated only six runs from the first four overs until Gayle hammered Tim Bresnan for three sixes and then disposed frontline seamer Jimmy Anderson for another two maximums.

The opener is 5/6 to score more than 25.5 runs in Nottingham.

The tourists have endured a horrible time in England losing both ODIs and going down 2-0 in the three match test series.

However, the T20 game is tailored to the West Indies game, with powerful hitters such as Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo – who hit 77 in the second ODI – in their ranks as well as the aforementioned Gayle.

In seven contests in this form of the game the visitors have won five, with England only having two wins to their name. The Caribbean side also have three wins on English soil in the short format.

England are the current holders of the T20 World Cup and are 4/5 to score a win, but their poor record against the West Indians could work against them here.

Craig Kieswetter will play a crucial role for Andy Flower’s men if they are to overcome their opponents and the keeper-batsmen is great value at 5/6 to score over 19.5 runs, considering he averages 25.5 in his 17 T20 internationals.



Aaron Cox

Aaron has written for a number of top-level publications, including FourFourTwo and the Manchester Evening News. As well as being a fanatical Rochdale AFC fan and blogger, he shares a passion for rugby league and golf.