Barbados is all set to host the WI vs ENG third ODI on December 9, Saturday. The match starts at 11 pm IST and is the final ODI of the three-match series. The series is level at 1-1 with a series to win for both teams.
England won the second ODI as they delivered a clinical performance. Jos Buttler after using his bowlers well to bowl West Indies out for just 202, played an unbeaten knock of 58 to guide his team home. This was after Will Jacks (73) and Phil Salt (21) gave his team a good start. Harry Brook scored an unbeaten 43.
In a match where the Windies were bundled out for just 202, skipper Shai Hope top-scored with 68. Sherfane Rutherford scored the next-best 63. There was hardly any contribution from the rest of the batters. West Indies, who are eyeing their first ODI series win against England since 1998 need to put up a much better effort with the bat in the decider.
The third ODI will be about which team keeps their nerves in the crunch moments of the game. West Indies who failed qualification in the last two ICC events need to win this series at home to resurrect their history at home. For England, who had a forgetful ODI World Cup campaign, this ODI series win would act as a perfect comeback story.
The two teams next play a five-match T20I series which will be an ideal preparation for the T20 World Cup 2024. England are the defending champions of the T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, the hosts West Indies have earned direct qualification as hosts of the event. They missed qualifying for the T20 World Cup 2022.
England and West Indies have faced each other in 104 matches in ODI. Out of these 104 games, England have won 53 whereas West Indies have come out victorious on 45 occasions. Both teams have played 163 Test matches with England winning 51 Test matches while West Indies 59. In 24 T20Is, England have won 10 while West Indies 14.
WI vs ENG Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of Barbados Stadium – 3rd ODI, 2023
The WI vs ENG third ODI starts at 11 pm IST which is 1.30 pm local time. Speaking about conditions, there is a forecast of rain in the afternoon which might play spoilsport in the decider. The temperature will be around 29 degrees with nearly 60 percent chance of rain as per Accuweather. Humidity will be around 75 percent. The afternoon shower might have a delayed start to the game.
The wicket is expected to have a spongy bounce and will also have a turn. This means that overall it will be a slow and bowling-friendly wicket. So far the first two games have not been high-scoring contests and the third match is also expected to be on the same lines.