England vs West Indies, 2nd TEST Match Prediction 16 Jul 2020

England vs West Indies 2020

England vs West Indies, 2nd TEST Match Prediction


Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, England

Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, England
Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, England


6.79 129/3 in 19.0
2.82 198/10 in 70.1

West Indies

6.79 129/3 in 19.0 Cricbettingbuzz
2.82 198/10 in 70.1
Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, England
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz England beat West Indies by 113 runs

ENG vs WINDIES Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Host England aim to level the series at Manchester

  • West Indies registered a hard-fought win over England in the opening game of the series.
  • Shannon Gabriel, Shane Dowrich and Jermaine Blackwood delivered splendid performances for the West Indies in the opening Test.
  • Captain Ben Stokes, Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley put in decent performances for the side in the previous game.

Expect England to level the three-match series at Manchester!

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Match Preview

Host England will be looking to make a strong comeback when they take on West Indies in the second game of the Test series at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on Thursday.

The home side will feel that they did not quite play to their potential and will be keen to put on a strong show at Manchester. Joe Root is available for selection for the second Test and will lead the side for this game.

On the other hand, West Indies captain Jason Holder will be thrilled with his side’s splendid performance at Ageas Bowl. With this result, the side has gone 1-0 up in the three-match Test series. The visitors will need to guard against complacency and maintain their standards in this game.

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The home side will make two changes to their playing XI for the second game at Manchester. Pacer Stuart Broad will replace Mark Wood, who took only two wickets in the first Test. Joe Denly will be dropped as Joe Root will be slotted into no.3 spot for this game.

Despite being bundled for 204 runs in their first innings, All-rounder Ben Stokes fought hard in tricky conditions and scored 43 runs off 97 balls with the help of seven boundaries.

In their second outing with the bat, openers Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley looked good at the crease and put on a 72-run partnership. Rory Burns played well and scored 42 runs off 104 balls, whereas Dominic Sibley scored a crucial half-century with five fours to his name.

Rookie middle-order Zak Crawley was the star performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 79 runs off 127 balls with the help of eight fours. With his gritty innings for England, Crawley will retain his place in the lineup for the remaining two Test matches.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the experienced duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson to make early inroads with the ball. Jofra Archer and Dominic Bess will be other premier bowling options for this game.

England Actual Playing XI:

Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Ben Stokes, Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, CR Woakes

England Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Stokes 43 97 7 0 44.33
J Buttler 35 47 6 0 74.47
D Bess 31 44 4 0 70.45
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Stokes 14.0 5 49 4 3.5
J Anderson 25.0 11 62 3 2.48
D Bess 19.0 5 51 2 2.68
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Stokes 14.0 5 49 4 3.5
J Anderson 25.0 11 62 3 2.48
D Bess 19.0 5 51 2 2.68
Of England vs West Indies 2020

England Predicted Playing XI

Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Dominic Sibley, James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer

West Indies

Jason Holder showed exemplary leadership to see West Indies notch up a famous win at Southampton. The side will be hoping that players like Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks and John Campbell can deliver runs in this Test.

Opener Kraigg Brathwaite found form with the bat in the first innings for West Indies. He played exceedingly and notched up a much-needed half-century. He scored 65 runs off 125 balls with the help of six fours. Besides Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks looked in decent touch with the bat and scored 39 runs off 71 balls with the help of six boundaries.

Roston Chase also showed a lot of fight and determination and put on an 81-run partnership with wicket-keeper batsman Shane Dowrich. He scored 47 runs off 142 balls with the help of six boundaries.

Shane Dowrich stood tall with the bat in the first innings and did well to notch up first half-century in England. He played well and scored 61 runs off 115 balls with the help of six boundaries.

Chasing 200 runs for victory, opener Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope and Shamarh Brooks perished for low scores to see West Indies reduced to 27 for 3. Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood came together and put on a match-defining partnership of 73 runs.

Roston Chase once again fell 12 runs short of scoring a half-century. He smashed one boundary in his innings.

In the second innings, Jermaine Blackwood proved to be star of the show with the bat. He stitched crucial partnerships with Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich to take West Indies close to the target.

Blackwood finished the innings with the top-score of 95 runs off 154 balls with the help of 12 boundaries. He was well supported by Captain Jason Holder, who chipped in with unbeaten 14 runs to help West Indies register a close win at The Ageas Bowl.

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kemar Roach, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, John Campbell, Shannon Gabriel, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Alzarri Joseph

West Indies Predicted Playing XI

Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Chemar Holder/Alzarri Joseph

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 14 0 mm. 4.73 k/h From: WNW 95%
03h 14 0 mm. 4.51 k/h From: WNW 98%
06h 14 0 mm. 4.74 k/h From: WNW 83%
09h 17 0 mm. 5.47 k/h From: NW 65%
12h 20 0 mm. 4.96 k/h From: NW 77%
15h 21 0 mm. 5.19 k/h From: WNW 68%
18h 19 0 mm. 3.99 k/h From: WNW 77%
21h 16 0 mm. 1.67 k/h From: WNW 40%

The pitch prepared will be good for batting. The bowlers will get some movement with the new-ball. It might help the spinners on the final two days of the Test match.

The weather forecast for Thursday’s game is mostly cloudy. Rain is expected to take place on the third day of the Test match.

Venue Details

Old Trafford Cricket in Manchester is going to host the second Test between England and West Indies. England will take heart from the fact that they have won their three Test matches against England at this venue.

Toss Prediction

With fair weather expected for Thursday, the side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post 300 plus runs in their first innings.

Winning Prediction

Given England proud record at Manchester, the home side will be expected to win the second Test against West Indies. The return of premier batsman Joe Root will bolster the batting resources for England. Veteran pacer James Anderson will be looking to put on a strong show with the ball at his home ground.

Expect England to level the three-match series at Manchester!

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