In the third and final game of England's t20 series in the West Indies, the sides are both expected to experiment ahead of this month's World t20 in Bangladesh, especially with the series already decided.

England's poor batting performances have been their downfall in the series thus far, and Michael Lumb could well make way for Ian Bell, in what would be the Warwickshire batsman's first t20 for three years

Ben Stokes and Chris Jordan may also come in for some much-needed match practice ahead of England's World t20 opener against New Zealand on March 22. Jade Dernbach will keep his place despite being under large scrutiny for the English media, although Luke Wright may be an unfortunate casualty due to his recent run of poor form.

For the West Indies, left-armer Sheldon Cottrell could debut and Andre Fletcher or Johnston Charles may set in, although the side that won the last two t20s with such conviction is likely to be the one that plays in Bangladesh.

In an interview earlier this week, Marlon Samuels told the press that he thinks leg-spinner Samuel Badree "can be West Indies' trump card" in the World t20. The 33-year-old took 1-16 in his four overs on Tuesday when opening the bowling, and has an unorthodox style that may flummox even the best opening batsman in world cricket.

Stuart Broad's injury will not rule him out of the World t20, although in his absence Eoin Morgan has been captaining the side. The Middlesex batsman said that a win in Thursday's game would help to "build an upwards curve" ahead of Bangladesh.

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