- Date- 24th March 2022
- Time- 7:30 PM IST
- Venue- National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenadas
- Match format- Test
- Weather Forecast- Cloudy, 28-30 °C
West Indies will lock horns with England in the final test of the three-test match series. National Cricket Stadium in Grenadas will host this fixture on March 24. Both the earlier tests resulted in a draw. In the 2nd Test, Batting first England declared their first innings for 509 runs. Joe Root top-scored 153 while Ben Stokes contributed 120. Veerasammy Permaul bagged three scalps for West Indies while Kemar Roach picked two.
West Indies were bowled over for 411 in their first innings where captain Kraigg Braithwaite was the standout performer with the bat for West Indies in the second Test, scoring 160 from 489 balls before following that up with 56 from 184 deliveries in the fourth innings. Jermaine Blackwood, the vice-captain, also made a first-innings hundred. Jack Leach got three wickets while Saqib Mahmood and Daniel Lawrence picked two.
England’s batting order was in immaculate form in the second consecutive Test, but the bowlers failed to take the 20 wickets required for victory on what was another lifeless pitch for the seamers. England declared their second innings after scoring 185 runs for the loss of 6 wickets and gave a target of 282 runs to West Indies to win. But West Indies managed to score 135 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the 2nd innings. Therefore the second test match resulted in a draw.
Top Batsmen for WI vs ENG, 3rd Test
- Kraigg Brathwaite (WI)- 304 Runs in 2 Matches, 101.33 Average
- Nkrumah Bonner (WI)- 173 Runs in 2 Matches, 57.67 Average
- Joe Root (ENG)- 284 Runs in 2 Matches, 71.00 Average
- Jonny Bairstow (ENG)- 204 Runs in 2 Matches, 68.00 Avearge
Top Bowler for WI vs ENG, 3rd Test
- Kemar Roach (WI)- 7 Wickets in 2 Matches, 34.00 Average
- Jayden Seales (WI)- 7 Wickets in 2 Matches, 32.14 Average
- Jack Leach (ENG)- 11 Wickets in 2 Matches, 26.36 Average
- Ben Stokes (ENG)- 5 Wickets in 2 Matches, 28.00 Average
Here are some scenarios for WI vs ENG, 3rd Test Today Match Prediction
Scenario 1- If England bats first
First Innings score prediction- England is expected to score 300-350.
Result prediction- England will win the match by 20 Runs.
Scenario 2- If West Indies bats first
First Innings score prediction- West Indies is expected to score 280-300.
Result prediction- Match Drawn
Who Will Win the Match?
It is hard to determine which side will emerge on top as a similar track to the ones curated in the previous two Test matches of the series, then a third consecutive draw has to be considered the favorite. However, England has played well across the two Tests so far, the performance of their batters has been overwhelming.
England’s bowling attack looks more likely to take 20 wickets in this third Test based on what we have seen so far across the series. Therefore, consider backing an England victory, but refrain from making any moves until gaining a thorough assessment of the pitch at the National Cricket Stadium ahead of play.
ENG vs WI Head to Head
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Squad for WI vs ENG 3rd Test
Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood (Vice-Captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Veerasammy Permaul, Anderson Phillip, Kemar Roach, and Jayden Seales.
Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (wk), Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood, Mattew Parkinson, Matthew Fisher, Ollie Pope
- England could opt for a second specialist spin-bowler in the form of Matt Parkinson.
WI vs ENG, 2nd Test Probable Playing 11
West Indies Playing 11
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Veerasammy Permaul, Jayden Seales
England Playing 11
Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Daniel Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes (wk), Chris Woakes, Matthew Fisher, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood