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Stuart Dalgleish 25th May 2009 - 11:04

Wounded Windies are no match for Roaring Lions

England take on the West Indies in the third One Day International at Edgbaston.

The Three Lions are making extremely short work of the tourists at the minute; don't expect that to change in Birmingham.

Andrew Strauss' team have really improved since the winter tour and now look like a team capable of hurting opponents.

Admittedly the England squad that toured the Caribbean weren't terrible but just suffered from the batting-friendly pitches, and that one session in the first Test which saw Sulieman Benn (11/2 to be the top West Indies wicket taker) and Jerome Taylor (3/1) skittle a hapless England side out for just 51.

One of the reasons for England's change in fortune has been the bowling attack's return to form, James Anderson (11/4 to take the most wickets for England) and Stuart Broad (7/2) have ripped the Windies apart in the last few games, taking 30 wickets between them in the last five matches, which have all been wins for the Three Lions.

Add to the opening bowlers the impact birthday boy Paul Collingwood (10/1 for top England bowler, 6/1 top England batsman) has made and you get the look of a really good side, one which will be full of confidence going into the Twenty20 World Cup.

The Durham all-rounder has been excellent in recent matches, picking up wickets, playing quick fire innings and even keeping wicket in the last Test! You have to think he'll be in the mood for another bottle of bubbly to celebrate with on his 33rd birthday; to add to the one he won for his man-of-the-match performance in the second ODI at Bristol.

England's price to win the match is 8/15 and it looks good value having won their last five games against Chris Gayle's team. The Windies won their last ODI on this ground, with Shiv Chanderpaul (10/3 to be top West Indies batsman) in particular on red-hot form smashing 116 from just 122 balls. Ravi Rampaul (5/1 to claim the most wickets for West Indies) was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 41. If these two can find a similar level of performance this time then 11/8 on an away win could be a good shout.

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