The hosts have now taken a 2-1 lead in the five match Series between the West Indies and the touring England team. With that winning the third T20 match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados
Batting first, West Indies scored 224 for five. Rowman Powell scored 107 off 53 balls with ten sixes. In reply England could score only 204 runs for the loss of 09 wickets.
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) January 27, 2022
The series-decider, fourth match on Sunday at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados ( 4.00pm JAM) . if the West Indies win this match, the West Indies will be able to win the tournament. The England team must win this match if they are to have any hope of the tournament.
It is a setback for England that Morgan has been ruled out for the remainder of the series due to a quad injury. He did not take part in the 3rd T20 and Moeen Ali Appointed the duties of the stand-in captain as he will continue to do for the remainder of the series.
The time looks ripe to give Hayden Walsh an opportunity in place of Fabian Allen who has been unimpressive with the ball in the series. He did not bowl a single delivery in the last match and was dismissed for a first ball duck.
That captain Kieron Pollard did not give him the ball shows an apparent lack of confidence in the all-rounder and a leg spinner in Hayden Walsh might just do the trick.
West Indies made a brave call by replacing Odean Smith with Roman Powell and reaped the rewards with the all-rounder striking a sensational 53 ball 107. There might lie a clue in there for the hosts.
West Indies vs England Probable XIs
West Indies’ ability to get so close with an unchanged side would indicate few, if any changes.
Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo/ K mayer , Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh / Fabian Allen , Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
Jason Roy, Tom Banton (wk), James Vince, Moeen Ali (c), Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook/Sam Billings, Philip Salt, George Garton, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley