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West Indies v England fifth T20I preview: Predictions, team news, stats & how to watch

The situation was looking bleak for England in their T20I series in the West Indies after they fell 2-0 down earlier in the month, but Jos Buttler's group have rallied to make it 2-2 to set up a series decider in Trinidad & Tobago.

Fresh from scoring 267 - their highest ever score in the format - England are 8/11 favourites to secure a win in the fifth T20I, while a West Indies comeback is priced at 11/10.

The sides are set to clash at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy for the second successive game with Tuesday's encounter at the venue having seen Phil Salt strike 119 and three other players reach the half-century mark.

West Indies v England odds

West Indies - 11/10
England - 8/11

West Indies v England information

  • Where is West Indies v England? Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad & Tobago
  • When is West Indies v England? 20:00, Thursday 21st December
  • Where can I watch West Indies v England? bet365 Sports Live Streaming & TNT Sports 1

West Indies v England predictions

Jos Buttler top England batter - 11/4

After the last two T20Is between the West Indies and England, all the talk was understandably about Phil Salt.

The England opener struck 119 last time out and that was the highest score from an England men's batter in the format, while it was also his second successive hundred in this form of the game.

But his opening partner Buttler also deserves credit, having led by example at the top of the order.

Last time out Buttler scored 55 from only 29 deliveries himself at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, landing the first six of the match, and he also made scores of 39 and 51 earlier in the series.

He averages a decent 35.13 in the Twenty20 international format and was England's top runscorer en route to their T20 World Cup title triumph last year, smacking 225 runs in six matches at an average of 45.

He is loving conditions in the West Indies and is worth a bet at 11/4 to top score for England again, having been Mr Consistent for the tourists of late.

Highest individual score to be over 70.5 - 5/6

England broke their T20I record when finishing on 267-3 in the fourth match of the series, but the hosts were not far behind them in the chase, finishing on 192 all out.

Salt was the star of the show with his 119, but there were big scores from a range of players, with Buttler contributing 55, Liam Livingstone making 54 and Windies middle-order batter Andre Russell smashing 51.

With that in mind and given both teams can still win this series, it could be worth backing the highest scoring in the match to be at least 71, which is priced at 5/6.

Each of the last three T20Is in this series have featured scores above that runs line and the runs should again flow at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, which has produced 459, 294 and 312 runs in its three matches in the format.

West Indies team news

The West Indies are depleted in the bowling department, with Alzarri Joseph having been rested for the final two matches of the series, while the hosts have dropped Shimron Hetmyer.

England team news

All eyes will be on England's Phil Salt, who is set to open with captain Jos Buttler again after blasting a record-breaking 119 in the fourth T20I.

West Indies v England stats

England recorded their highest T20 international total last time out, finishing on 267-3 in the fourth T20 against the Windies - it was the fifth highest total in all men's T20 internationals.

Buttler has averaged 38 in this T20I series with the West Indies, most recently making 55 in Trinidad and Tobago.

In the fourth T20I, Salt became the third men's batter to score successive Twenty20 international centuries - Gustav McKeon of France and Rilee Rossouw of South Africa were the previous two to achieve the feat.

Head-To-Head

West Indies wins16
No results0
England wins12

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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