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West Indies host England in the third and final test at Barbados where a draw will secure them the series, having won the second test by nine wickets.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 3pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

West Indies are contemplating a pace heavy attack on England, in the drier and bouncier pitches of Bridgetown, which should pose some major problems for the batsmen. Devendra Bishoo is an injury doubt for the West Indies side, which has left them with very little options on the spin front.

Their failure to cope with the pressure yet again on the final two days of the second test will be a major lesson for the team, which is full of young players trying to prove a point.

Denesh Ramdin has to use his bowlers well and try to use the pace and the bounce of the wicket to throttle the English batsmen. However, the dryness of the pitch can help spinners later in the match.

Meanwhile, England are sweating over the fitness of Ben Stokes, but the rest of the team is fit and expected to play. Stuart Broad's place in the side is under consideration while Ian Bell, who did not train after hurting a finger is likely to keep his place in the side.

This is a massive test for the English side, who have two very difficult series coming up against New Zealand and Australia in the coming months. A win here will give them some much needed confidence to take forward in the future.

Prediction

England to win

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • West Indies to win: 23/4
  • Draw: 21/10
  • England to win: 13/19

Team news

West Indies

Possible XI: Devon Smith, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (C&WK), Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach.

England

Possible XI:

Alastair Cook (C), Jonathan Trott, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.