Cricket Tips: 3 #WhatOddsPaddy punts for your England v West Indies free bet

Paddy's top tipster Rob Bentley is here to clear the boundary with a trio of super selections.


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WHAT: World T20: England v West Indies
WHEN: Saturday, October 23: 3pm
WHERE TO WATCH: Sky Sports Cricket

England to win both teams 170+

England come into this game as favourites, and rightly so. They’ve got a settled and balanced side and should be full of confidence. Along with that, West Indies’ form has also been pretty sketchy of late, losing both warm-up matches as well as their recent series with South Africa.

For some teams that would mean a change of philosophy, but not these guys. “We won two World Cups without getting singles” is what came out of the Windies camp earlier this week. So, it seems as though their big hitters will keep continue to have a license to go after the opposition. Luckily for the spectators, England share the same philosophy and if these two batting units get going, no ground is big enough. Whoever bats first on Saturday will be aiming above 170, knowing what the opposition have in the shed.

Andre Russell to hit a 6, take a wicket and take a catch

One of those power hitters that West Indies boast in their line-up is Andre Russell. A world-renowned finisher, he’s played in pretty much every T20 league out there and is a two-time world champion in this format.

Whatever happens during the game he will be in the thick of it. He gives it a whack, bowls rockets and is electric in the field. He’ll be fielding out on the boundary for the West Indies so don’t be surprised when chances come his way. He’s very much the key player for this West Indies side and his role is very simple, hit sixes and take wickets.

Jos Buttler and Lewis 50+ each

Looking at run scorers it’s hard to look past Jos Buttler and Evin Lewis. Both open the batting and have found some consistency this year. Lewis is coming of the back of a stellar Caribbean Premier League season. He continued that form in the IPL, including a 50 at this ground vs RCB less than a month ago.

Buttler has been key to England’s white ball resurgence and is no alien to these conditions either having enjoyed a successful IPL career. England will be hoping his match-winning 73 in the second warm up match against New Zealand is a sign of things to come for the tournament. Both players are in form and know the conditions, you can get them both to score 30+ at around 9/2 but I’m backing them to go a step further with 50+ each.

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