After Iconic win in the first test cricket match against most favor host England, West Indies team is ready with new energy to move one-step closer to retain the Wisden Trophy.
Before moving to the prediction of the second Test cricket match let’s have a short recap of the first match.
Wrong Team Selection
Team selection of England team went complete wrong, even West Indies Skipper surprised England did not picked up Stuart Broad in playing XI, which was mentioned by some of the best cricket predictions.
West Indies Bowler surprises on flat surface
After winning the toss, England selected bat first on a completely flat surface, It was a perfect selection for West Indies as a Jason Holder standing 2nd position in ICC Test Cricket blower ranking. England managed to score only 204 in the 1st inning, West Indies pace bowler Gabriel took 4 wickets in the 1st inning and with 5 wickets in the 2nd inning Gabriel becomes Ace of the first match & took Man of the match trophy.
England Comeback efforts
England after failure in the 1st inning managed to restrict West Indies lead to 114 runs, which was hope for the host team to come back into the match. As lead was marginal lead.
Archer started the 2nd inning with excellent bowling attack increased the hope of England fans on the last day of the match, but the Blackwood alone shifted the winning odd towards the West Indies.
West Indies Team Efforts
West Indies won the 1st Test match which was completely team effort, Gabriel got good support from the Jason holder in the batting Brathwaite, Dowrich and Blackwood played anchor role on right time when team was needed it. This team emerged as a single package surprises all the cricket reviewers.
Test Cricket fans across the globe waiting for the 2nd test cricket match. The West Indies team, which is currently holding the Wisden Trophy after beating England at home last year, will it retain with a draw/win in Manchester?
Lets have look at points to be noted before second test cricket match predictions
Root’s return is clearly a positive
The Joe Root will come back to England team as Captain. He will also strengthen the England batting line. Roots & Stoke are standing in top 10 ICC test cricket batsmen ranking. Which would be defiantly put some pressure on the West Indies. Joe will replace Joe Denly.
Will Jos Buttler trigger ?
England have lots of hope from the limited over specialist wicket keeper batsman Jos Buttler, Who have Test Average of 23.22 from the start of 2019 and only one century in last 75 innings. English fans & selectors are expecting lot from Buttler. Buttler has a capability to change the odds. It is matter of time.
Challenges in selection of England Bowling attack
There is still confusion in the selection of the bowling attack, Stuart Broad will comeback but to whom he will replace? Jimmy Anderson will he be in playing XI? What about the Jofra Archer?
Joe roots said it would be a “stupid” to write either of them off individually.
It is not the only confusion on selection of peace bowler, selectors are confused on the spin attack? Dom Bess, who played well in first test match, will have a tough time. Joe Root back, provide the off spin bowling option. Will England play with two-spin attack on home ground?
Advantage West Indies
With the winning start of the series, West Indies team emerging as united in all the sections of the Test cricket definitely going to take a physiological advantage. It is most favor cricket betting tip on the West Indies, who have won a four of their past six Tests against England, are now on the verge of a first series win in the UK since 1988. If West Indies Manages the draw this test match they will secure the Trophy but if they won this match they will not only win the series, but they will also jump 2 points in the ICC test cricket team ranking.