Last Updated on August 31, 2021 by Umar Khan
England vs West Indies Head To Head In T20 World Cup history is always considered a high rating encounter. Both the teams have got the firepower that can destroy any team on a given day. If we have a close look at the history of both the teams in the last six editions of the ICC T20 World Cups. We can easily understand that West Indies has the upper hand over its contender in the mega event matches.
In the T20 World Cup’s past editions, 5 matches have been played between these two cricketing rich nations. West Indies has won all five matches leaving no space for England to show their ability. England is not alone in losing all the matches against a specific team. Two other teams join the list of losing all the ICC mega event games against a particular team. Pakistan has never beaten India, and India has never beaten New Zealand in the ICC Mega Events matches.
Will the ice break this time. Will England, Pakistan, and India will be able to beat their contenders in the coming ICC T20 World 2021 Edition, or will the dream remain a dream again. Let’s come to the article’s main topic, how the Black Strom has blown away England in all the past encounters.
No match played between England and West Indies in the 2007 edition of the T20 World Cup. In 2009, both the teams met for the first time in the ICC mega event. England won the toss and elected to bat first. England managed to post and a good total of 160/6 in their 20 overs. Ravi Bopara was the top scorer from England. He scored 55 runs facing 47 balls. D Bravo took 2 wickets for 30 runs in his four overs.
It was a fighting total that could challenge the West Indies team. But due to rain, the officials revised the total. West Indies had to chase 80 runs in 9 overs which was not a tough total by any means. After 8.2 overs, the rain spoils the contest again. West Indies met the revised D/L conditions and won the match by five wickets.
The star batter from the West Indies side was Ramnaresh Sarwan, who made 19, facing 9 deliveries, scoring over 200 SR. His quick burst helped the team to reach to meet the D/L condition. Adil Rashid got one wicket for 11 runs.
In the 2009 edition, West Indies once again won the match by the D/L method. West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first. England again put up a massive total on the scoreboard. 191/5 in 20 overs was looking at a winning total at the halfway stage. The star of the batting lineup from England was Eion Morgan. His 55 quickfire knocks helped the team to achieve this massive total. Darren Summy took 2 for 22.
Rain rain goes away, Come again another day…. That’s what probably England team sang. Again rain destroys England’s dream to beat West Indies. According to the D/L method, West Indies had to chase down 60 in six overs. West Indies complete the formality within six overs. To be precise, WI chased the target in 5.5 overs. C Gayle 25 on 12 deliveries enable the West Indian team to get over the line. Graeme Swann was the pick of the bowlers. He got 2 wickets for 24 runs in 4 overs.
Let’s move to the next edition of the T20 World Cup that is the 2012 edition. Though the edition of the World Cup is changed, yet the agony continues for England. So, if you are an England supporter, you can move to other pages. This time, West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first, and posted a huge total of 179 for the loss of 5 wickets. Johnson Charles played a brilliant inning. He scored 84(56). Stuart Broad got 2 wickets in his four overs for 26 runs.
In reply, England shies 15 runs. These 15 runs brought 3rd consecutive defeat for the England team. Eoin Morgan played an inning of his life again but unfortunately couldn’t get his team over the line. He made 71 runs for 36 balls. 2/37 Ravi Rampaul was the pick of the bowlers.
In the 2016 T20 World Cup, England and West Indies were twice in the same tournament. For the first time, they met in the group match. West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first. Like the other editions, once again succeed in posting up a huge target. England team scored 181 runs. In the process, they lost six wickets. Joe Root scored 48 facing 36 deliveries. Andre Russel, 2/36 in 4 overs, was the best bowling figure from West Indies.
Courtesy to C Gayle, the West Indies opener, provided his team with a fantastic start. He made another 100 in the World Cup T20. He scored exactly 100 runs facing 48 balls. The most important thing was that Gayle remained unbeaten in this inning. Adil Rashid once again took 1/20 in 2 overs. West Indies chased down the target in 18.1 overs, losing four wickets.
England worked hard after losing a crucial match to West Indies. England managed to reach the final for the 2nd time. In the grand final of the ICC T20 World 2016 edition. West Indies, after winning the toss, chose to field. The decision was once again a correct one. England posted a defendable total of 155 on the board. Though it was not so huge, the final pressure made it a tough one for West Indies.
Joe Root again played a great inning. He made 54 runs facing 36 balls. In the process, England lost 9 wickets. Carlos Brathwaite got 3 important wickets for 23 runs in his four overs. It was fighting total, and till the end, England was looking very good.
But Marlon Samuels 85 runs, not our inning, and the last over cameo of Carlos Brathwaite snatch the trophy from England’s Jaws. Who can forget the last over? Brathwaite, with four consecutive sixes, got his team over the line.