England v West Indies: Hosts poised to seal confident Series win
England cricket is all over the news for varying reasons this week. But the ODI squad must turn their attention to on-the-field duties.
Eoin Morgan’s men play the West Indies in the final match of their one-day Series in Southampton.
The game doesn’t just mark the end of England’s summer schedule, it’s also their last match before they jet off to Australia for the Ashes.
It’s a case of so far so good for the hosts, who lead the series 3-0.
The Windies have threatened at times, particularly Evin Lewis’ superb 176 in Wednesday’s fourth match at the Oval.
But time and time again England’s quality and strength in depth in the one-day format has shone through.
And as 2/9 favourites, our traders fancy them to claim another victory before heading Down Under.
The tourists are 10/3 to bow out on a high.
Jason Roy top-scored for England with 84 from 66 balls at the Oval, but with Alex Hales set to return to the squad, it remains to be seen what role Roy will play in Southampton.
The form man however, is Moeen Ali.
The 30-year-old scored England’s second-fastest ODI century in the third match of the Series in Bristol. And a confident 48 off 39 ensured victory in South London.
It’s 8/1 that Ali ends an impressive summer as England’s top runscorer at the Oval.
As for the Windies, Evin Lewis looks set to miss out following his injury at the crease in Southampton. That’ll put added weight on Chris Gayle’s shoulders.
The talismanic batsman has starred at various stages during the series, and 5/2 says he hits the most runs for the visitors.
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