England vs. West Indies: Third ODI Preview
England vs. West Indies: Third ODI Preview

West Indies and England are ready to face off in the third One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series in St. George's on Monday. The series is nicely poised at 1-1 after both teams managed to win a match already. In the series opener, it was the visitors who came out on top by six wickets while chasing a mammoth 361-run total, whereas in the second ODI, it was the home side who levelled the series with a 26-run win. National Cricket Stadium in St. George's will be used as the venue for the contest, which will be hosting its 22nd ODI. Generally, teams chasing have a better win percentage while playing at the venue as 13 times teams batting second emerged victorious out of 21 contests.

Therefore, on Monday, it will be the Caribbean giants who will enter the contest with full confidence as they will look to take a lead for the first time in the series. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes on in-form veteran opener Chris Gayle, wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope and young Shimron Hetmyer to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of pacer Sheldon Cottrell and captain Jason Holder to provide timely breakthroughs.

On the other hand, England will come in the match bitterly disappointed after a below-par performance in the second ODI and will be looking to put a much better show this time around. In the batting

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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