West Indies and England are usual to cross swords in the fourth game of their five-match T20I series on Sunday at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Fans can buy England vs West Indies T20 Tickets from our website.
England, controlled by Eoin Morgan, came into the series as firm favorites, but the home team has stamped above their weight to take a 2-1 lead in the series. To add abuse to injury, their captain Morgan has been ruled out of the series with a low-grade quadriceps injury.
Morgan felt pain in his right quad during the visitors’ warm-up session earlier in the third T20I, and Moeen Ali stood in for him. After winning the second game by one run, England drooped to a 20-run defeat in the third on Friday, January 27.
The choice to win the toss and bowl first backfired for the guests, as West Indies racked up a huge score of 224-5 on the board. Brandon King and Shai Hope got out to George Garton and Liam Livingstone, individually, inside the first six overs.
However, Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell sewed together a 122-run stand for the third wicket to bring their team back into the game. Pooran made 70 off 43 balls with four fours and five sixes before leg-spinner Adil Rashid accounted for his wicket.
Powell, temporarily, scored a 53-ball 107 with ten sixes to become the third West Indies batter, after Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis, to score a T20I ton. Rashid was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors, bowling with an economy rate of 6.25.
England, in their run chase, kept losing wickets at regular breaks, which didn’t help their cause. Tom Banton made a 39-ball 73 before Pollard compressed him out. Jason Roy and James Vince also got starts, but couldn’t capitalize on them. Phil Salt scored 57 off 24 balls with three fours and five sixes, but the visitors fell short by 20 runs.
Will England beat West Indies?
The pitch in Barbados has been batting heaven thus far in the series. Both squads have enough firepower to chase down steep targets. It won’t be amazing if the chasing team victories in the fourth game of the series.