England vs West Indies T20 head to head looks at the historical record of these 2 international teams in T20 matches including number of wins, highest and lowest scores and player records in ENG vs WI T20 head to head games.
While the overall fortunes of the West Indies cricket team may have begun to wane in recent decades they have still been a thorn in the side of former colonial masters England in all formats of cricket including T20s. In fact, up until 2019 the West Indies had just shy of a 75% win percentage against England in T20 head to head fixtures with the men from the Caribbean being a particular bogey team for the English in T20 World Cup matches where coming into 2021 tournament WI had won 5 out of 5 on the biggest T20 stage vs ENG.
Of course, West Indies most famous T20 victory against England came in the final of the 2016 World Cup when needing an improbable 19 runs for victory Carlos Braithwaite launched a whirlwind attack to once again break English hearts.
With England and West Indies set to go head to head in the 2021 T20 World in what will be the opening game of the tournament for both sides you can bet that the reigning 50 over World Champions will be keen to settle a score and end their barren streak in ENG vs WI T20 head to head matches at the World Cup. In their way will be a side that has struggled for unity of late but seems to find a common purpose in World Cup years when it’s stars finally come together to show the world that the West Indies can still produce some of the finest and most entertaining cricketers in the world.
England vs West Indies T20 head to head records and statistics accurate as of 23 October 2021
England vs West Indies T20 head to head player records
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England vs West Indies T20 head to head record
|ENG Wins||WI Wins||No result / tie|
England vs West Indies T20 head to head record by match location
|Location of match||ENG Wins||WI Wins||No result / tie|
|in the Caribbean||4||4||0|
|in Sri Lanka||0||1||0|
|in the UAE||1||0||0|
England vs West Indies T20 head to head record by competition
|Competition type||ENG wins||WI wins||No result / tie|
|T20 World Cup||1||5||0|
England vs West Indies recent T20 matches
|Venue||Year||Toss||1st innings||2nd innings||Result|
|ENG 6 wickets|
|ENG 8 wickets|
|ENG 137 runs|
|ENG 4 wickets|
|WI 21 runs|
Leading run scorers in England vs West Indies T20 matches
Leading wicket takers in England vs West Indies T20 matches
Highest score in an England vs West Indies T20 match
The highest score in England vs West Indies T20 head to head matches was the 208 recorded by WI in what was the very first meeting between these 2 teams back in 2007.
The game which took place at The Oval in London saw 11 players in total making their T20i debuts including the likes of England batsmen Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott – not the kind of players you’d expect to see in a T20 fixtures these days!
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat on a true Oval surface but lost star man Chris Gayle early on bowled by James Anderson. However, the remainder of the top order rallied with Devon Smith striking 61 off 34 balls and adding 84 for the second wicket with Shiv Chanderpaul before Marlon Samuels smashed 4 x sixes on his way to 51 from just 26 deliveries.
The West Indies might have scored more but lost frequent wickets in the closing stages and managed to add just 21 runs from the final 3 overs as England fought back.
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England’s highest score in T20s vs West Indies came in the same match as they only narrowly missed out on chasing the WI’s record by posting 193.
Lowest Score in England vs West Indies T20 matches
The lowest score in England vs West Indies T20 head to head matches was recorded by WI when they were bowled out for just 45 in a game that took place at the Warner Park Stadium in 2019.
Chasing 183 for victory, the West Indies were dismissed in just 11 and a half overs as England’s bowlers ran riot to claim the three match series with a game to spare.
David Willey started things off by dismissing both openers in the 3rd over of the game before Chris Jordan also struck twice in the very next over to leave the West Indies 14 for 4. Any hopes of a revival were soon over when Jordan struck twice more in his next over to leave the nation of his birth reeling at 22 for 6 at the end of the powerplay.
Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett were keen to get in on the fun too as they collected a couple of wickets each with Carlos Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer the only 2 batsmen to make it into double figures for the West Indies with their scores of 10 each as England exacted some revenge for the defeat they suffered in the World Cup final 3 years earlier.
Watch highlights of the lowest score in England vs West Indies T20 matches below.
Top scores by batsmen in England vs West Indies T20 fixtures
|CH Gayle||WI||2016||100* (48)|
|AD Hales||ENG||2012||99 (68)|
|S Billings||ENG||2019||87 (47)|
|MN Samuels||WI||2016||85 (66)|
|J Charles||WI||2012||84 (56)|
Best bowling figures in England vs West Indies T20 fixtures
|AU Rashid||ENG||2021||4 for 2|
|CJ Jordan||ENG||2019||4 for 6|
|DJ Willey||ENG||2019||4 for 7|
|RS Bopara||ENG||2011||4 for 10|
|K Santokie||WI||2014||4 for 21|