Defending champions West Indies and previous edition runners-up England will take on each other in the 14th match of the T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Both of these teams are two of the favorites to go all the way in the event and they will aim to get off to a winning start.
We have got Match Prediction on the basis of current form, head-to-head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Current form for West Indies: W L L L L
West Indies lost both of their warm-up matches and they will look to turn the tables. The Windies were criticized for batting slowly in these two matches and could not even cross the 140-run mark. Thus, they will need to come up with a better batting performance. West Indies have also not included Sunil Narine in their World Cup squad, which is a bit surprising.
Current form for England: L W W L W
England is known for their aggressive batting and they will enter the tournament as one of the red-hot favorites. But the Eoin Morgan-led team will miss the services of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, who both would have been vital. England’s batting is their forte and they can take the game away from the opposition.
Head to Head: Matches – 18, Won by West Indies – 11, Won by England – 7.
West Indies clearly holds the advantage in the head-to-head battle against England.
Players to look out for: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Adil Rashid, and Chris Jordan will be the crucial players for England.
Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Oshane Thomas, and Lendl Simmons will be the important players for West Indies.
Match Prediction: England will enter the contest as favorites as they have a better bowling line-up than West Indies.