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England expected to respond

England expected to respond


With the series intriguingly tied at 1-1, the third ODI of five between the West Indies and England in Grenada is set up perfectly to be something of a cracker.

A cursory glance at recent results at the National Cricket Stadium in St. George’s suggests that the hosts should have an advantage, having won their last five one-dayers at the venue.

However, those victories came against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, so maybe not too much should be read into those figures.

England to win third ODI @ 5/14

Having failed to get over the line in the second ODI, the tourists will be desperate to make amends on Monday and reaffirm the belief that they will be among the top contenders for World Cup glory later this year.

In the match outright market the Windies carry more value at 37/20, although the question remains of whether they can back up the fine all-round performance given on Friday in Barbados.

It is also worth bearing in mind that England have not lost two consecutive ODIs since January 2017, having played 42 completed matches since those back-to-back losses in India.

Top England team bowler, Ben Stokes @ 17/4

All-rounder Ben Stokes took 3-37 with the ball and top-scored with 79 for England in the second one-dayer, so he is showing decent form in both facets of his game.

However, it is with the ball where his importance is greater, with the Three Lions attack still struggling to find a way to contain an explosive home batting line-up.

Stokes will need to impress again in Grenada if England are to avoid another high-scoring shootout.

Top West Indies batsman, Shimron Hetmyer @ 9/2

Chris Gayle has grabbed much of the attention by making a run-packed return to the Windies one-day fold, but another left-hander, Shimron Hetmyer, is fast emerging as a future star.

That is particularly true in the 50-over arena, with his unbeaten 104 in Barbados on Friday his fourth century in just 22 ODI appearances.

An average dead on 42 suggests that Hetmyer has talent to burn and he is well placed to be one of the players who can help guide the West Indies back towards the summit of the game.

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