England are on the edge of qualification or humiliating exit but nobody can deny they have entertained.
England return to Chennai, to the ground on which they beat South Africa from an unlikely position, which could hand them a psychological boost.
That day, Broad and Anderson did the damage but with no Broad, the pressure is on James Anderson and Tim Bresnan to take the wickets – Anderson is 7/2 with Ladbrokes to grab the most West Indian wickets.
Swann and Strauss should be fine following illness, the captain needs a good stand here and he will be desperate for runs from Trott and Morgan. Those two are 4/1 (Stan James) and 5/1 (bet365) to top score and could be a vital source of wickets.
If England’s bowlers are ineffective, Chris Gayle will punish. He is Paddy Power’s 3/1 fav to get the most runs for the West Indies and if he hits his stride, could be a massive force.
Overall, this game should be more like 10/11 both ways but perhaps the West Indies will not stand up to ‘better’ opposition and England can sneak through in a nail-biter.