West Indies vs England: Super 8 Showdown in T20 World Cup 2024

An in-form West Indies will be keen to carry the winning momentum but won't underestimate familiar foes England in their opening Super Eight clash of the T20 World Cup, which promises to be a run fest here. Both England and West Indies are each competing for an unprecedented third T20 World Cup title. While the hosts are undefeated in the tournament so far, England had a rather anxious group stage and needed arch-rivals Australia's help to keep alive their title defence.Having played catch-up after a loss against Australia in the league stage, Jos Buttler and his men now have the opportunity to start afresh.The flat pitches and relatively short square boundaries here are a paradise for batters with all matches played here so far being high-scoring affairs. But the batters will have to carefully negotiate the crosswinds that send some balls flying unexpectedly for six and others swirling. Pooran targeted them ruthlessly against Afghanistan. West Indies will bank on their left-arm spin duo of Akeal Hosein and Gudakesh Motie against England's predominantly right-handed batting lineup. For more sports news, follow Spinmatch and stay updated with the latest cricket.