West Indies vs England 1st T20I Betting Tips 23/01/2022

January 21, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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West Indies vs England 1st T20I Betting Tips 23/01/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 1st T20I between West Indies and England will be played on Jan 23 (Sunday) at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. The match is to begin at 1:30 am IST.

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West Indies

West Indies begin a long T20I series on the back of a humiliating defeat at the hands of Ireland at home, albeit in an ODI series. This being a 20-over assignment would suit them better but still, the embarrassment of being beaten on their own turf by a side considered much smaller must still be stinging.

Their reputation in T20 is also fast vanishing, with the attrition exacerbated by their disappointing display in the World Cup last year when they lost four of their five games and crashed out.

Their head coach Phil Simmons says the entire system has a batting problem. “Everything comes from lower down: if you’re coming into our squad and you’re averaging 30s when you come to the top level, you’re not going to average 40 or 50,” he was quoted as saying by ESPN this week.

In the midst of it all, they face an England side that was itself humiliated during the Ashes and would now be keen to demolish someone to feel better.

God help the Windies!


England came to the Caribbean without a number of their regular stars such as Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood.

In their absence, captain Eoin Morgan has been handed six new players who may be new to this stage but are very experienced in T20 leagues and pack a ton of quality. They still have 11 players from the side that made the World T20 semis last year.

Left-arm pacers David Payne and George Garton are complete newbies for this level with zero caps for England.

England made their intentions unknown in the recent warmup game against Barbados Cricket Association President’s XI where Jason Roy, back from a calf injury, hit a 36-ball ton as the visitors won by 93 runs.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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England are the favourites for the 1st T20I. Parimatch has England priced at 1.55 and West Indies at 2.40. Paripesa has England available for 1.548 and West Indies for 2.525. Lastly, Sportsbet has England priced at 1.57 and West Indies at 2.44.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: England to win @ 1.57

With its golden generation of T20 cricketers almost all gone, West Indies are in tatters. The newcomers are just not that good enough apart from one or two. The Caribbean side needs a spark or two from somewhere. Frankly, in its current shape and form, we cannot expect them to do much against a powerful England unit. They might sneak a game here and there but other than that, this series should be dominated by England. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.

Tip: Jason Roy to score more than 19.5 runs @ 1.87

Jason Roy was in crazy good touch in the recent warm-up match. In all, he faced just 47 balls, smacked 10 sixes and 9 fours as he finished with a 115. He would open for England and if he carries on from the other night, the spread of 19.5 will be covered in just a few overs. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


Mismatch alert! If Windies have to find any joy in this series, their batters will have to do much better. The Shai Hopes and Nicholas Poorans … we’re looking t you!

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