Cricket | West Indies v England Third Test | Preview and Odds

England head into the third Test with the West Indies on Saturday in St Lucia with only pride left to play for having suffered two humiliating defeats.

It will go down as a series to forget for Joe Root and his side as they are forced to go back to the drawing board in red-ball cricket ahead of this summer’s Ashes.

Will they end on a positive note against a resurgent Windies or will the hosts complete a whitewash? Our cricket betting expert gives you some of the best bets to look out for.

Whitewash fears grow for injury-hit England

England’s hopes of averting a series whitewash have been hit with Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes and Chris Woakes all nursing injuries.

If the trio miss out it could leave the visitors with just 12 fit players to choose from and despite that they remain 10/13 favourites with to end the Test series on a positive note.

West Indies are without captain Jason Holder as he will serve a one-match ban for their slow over rate in the last Test.

They have surprised many this series, and while England have been way below-par, the hosts have capitalised on the frailties within the England line-up to the maximum.

West Indies are a very attractive 7/4 to complete a clean sweep of Test victories, which may be worth going for given England’s injury woes and current form.

Roach to end series on a high

Kemar Roach has been at his destructive best with ball in hand throughout the series, taking 13 wickets at an average of just 12.07.

He’s five clear of the next best bowlers in terms of wickets taken, with team-mate Roston Chase and England’s Ben Stokes his nearest pursuers, so you can bank on him being the Windies’ chief destroyer in St Lucia.

If he continues his purple patch than he could well secure a second successive man of the match award and with odds of 12/1 with, he will be my selection to add to England’s woes.




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