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England expected to hit back

England expected to hit back


England need a huge improvement in performance in the second Test against the West Indies in Antigua otherwise their series hopes will be over.

Having been thrashed by 381 runs in the first Test of three, the tourists have to win at North Sound if they are to keep alive their bid to turn the series around.

England to win second Test @ 4/7

The Three Lions were much fancied ahead of the opening Test, but poor team selection and a dreadful showing with the bat soon put paid to those suggestions.

However, England have a habit of hitting back hard after losses in recent times, in fact – if you exclude the disastrous tour of Australia and New Zealand – all of their four most recent defeats have been followed by a win.

Should you want to cover yourself, the hosts are 21/10 to win the second Test, with England surely having to learn the lessons of all 20 wickets being taken by pacemen in Antigua when the Windies routed Bangladesh just over six months ago.

Ben Stokes to be top team bowler @ 17/4

With paceman Stuart Broad almost certain to be recalled to the England line-up, all-rounder Ben Stokes could see some of the pressure taken off him as he reverts to his role as fourth seamer.

Such a change should see Stokes used in a wicket-taking role rather than a controlling one and, given that he took six wickets in the first Test in Barbados despite England being thrashed, he would appear to be a sound pick to lead the way this week.

Joe Root to be top team batsman @ 27/10

More than anyone else, skipper Joe Root will be desperate to help get his side back on track and he has previous form in Antigua to draw upon.

The right-hander made 83 and 59 at the venue in April 2015 when England last visited but Root has had something of an all or nothing recent record in Test cricket.

His last 16 innings have yielded two centuries, but he has not passed 50 on any other occasion, so if he does get in, you can expect him to go big.

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