The WI vs ENG 2nd ODI will be played in Antigua on December 6. Wednesday. The hosts won the first ODI by four wickets and are ahead in the three-match series. England needs to win the second ODI to level the series. All three ODIs start at 7 pm IST.
Shai Hope guided the West Indies to a chase of 326 in the first ODI in Antigua. He scored an unbeaten 109 to take his team home. Alick Athanaze scored 66 at the top and the game was finished by Romario Shepherd (49 off 28) and Shimton Heymyer (32 off 30).
England, unfortunately, did not have a great start to the series. They have a relatively young squad with Jos Buttler, the skipper the only player with 100 ODIs. England looks a team in transition after the forgetful World Cup campaign they had in the ICC World Cup 2023. They now face a must-win situation heading into the second ODI.
West Indies is led by Shai Hope. They are also a team in transition with Nicholas Pooran stepping down from captaincy after they failed to qualify for the World Cup. Hope is amongst the top scorers in this side and the batter with most runs in this calendar year for the national team.
The series ODI series is expected to be a close one with two matches to go. Both teams play a five-match t20I series after the end of the ODI series. The two teams have played 103 ODIs with West Indies winning 45 games and England 52.
Recent Venue Records (Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua)
STATS – ODI
Total matches 36
Matches won batting first 17
Matches won bowling first 18
Average 1st Inns scores 230
Average 2nd Inns scores 199
Highest total recorded 326/6 (48.5 Ov) by WI vs ENG
Lowest total recorded 105/10 (37.3 Ov) by WIW vs ENGW
Highest score chased 326/6 (48.5 Ov) by WI vs ENG
Lowest score defended 168/7 (35 Ov) by WIW vs NZW
Who Will Score Most Runs For West Indies: Shai Hope / Nicholas Pooran
Who Will Take Most Wickets For West Indies: Alzarri Joseph / Yannnic Cariah
Who Will Score Most Runs For England: Phil Salt / Jos Buttler
Who Will Take Most Wickets For England: Sam Curran /Rehan Ahmed
WI vs ENG 2nd ODI Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s ODI Match? 2023
West Indies at home have won the first ODI in emphatic fashion. They can take that confidence into the second ODI win another game and win the series. West Indies are likely to win the second ODI.