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England have last chance for success

England have last chance for success

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Having failed to come out on top in either the Test or one-day international series, England have a final chance for some glory in three T20s in the West Indies.

However, the omens do not look good for the tourists, who have lost six of their last ten Twenty20 internationals and six of their last seven meetings with the Windies – including the final of the 2016 World Twenty20.

West Indies to win 1st T20 @ 5/8

Having been the outsiders for the whole of the tour to date, finally the Windies get the nod to be favourites to win this match and the recent England record suggests that that is how it should be.

The Three Lions are 23/20 to win the first T20 of three, but the experience of the action already finished in the Caribbean does little to suggest that that is worth your support.

Top home bowler, Devendra Bishoo @ 33/10

Leg-spin has been a key weapon for the Windies in the shortest form of the game, with Samuel Badree doing the business at the World Twenty20 three years ago.

His absence should see Devendra Bishoo get a chance to show what he can do and, although he has only played five T20 internationals to date, there is some evidence to suggest that he should enjoy some success.

His two appearances against England saw him go for no more than seven runs an over, while on debut he took 4-17 against Pakistan at Gros Islet, the venue for the clash with England on Tuesday.

Top home batsman, Chris Gayle @ 39/20

With England having found no answers about how to stop Chris Gayle dominating at the top of the order during the ODI series, there seems little reason to expect anything to change in the 20-over format.

The only factor against veteran left-hander Gayle is that he has been dismissed in single figures in four of his last eight T20 international innings.

With that in mind, you may consider another left-hander Evin Lewis (7/2) as a back-up option, as he has three fifties and a century in his last eight innings.

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Adrian Mills Adrian has enjoyed a journalistic career spanning over three decades, with cricket his specialised topic. He also has a wealth of knowledge on football, golf and tennis and has the stats to back up his betting advice.

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