West Indies vs India | T20: Betting Tip (03.08.2019)
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for West Indies vs India for T20. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
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West Indies vs. India | Match Prediction, Betting Tip & Odds
India kick-off their tour of the West Indies when they take on the Men in Maroon in a T20 clash at the Central Broward Regional Park this weekend. An entertaining encounter is expected in Florida, with the Windies being the reigning T20 World Cup winners, while India are ranked at No.5 in the world rankings ahead of the three-match series.
Initial Situation for the Game West Indies vs. India
Ahead of their One-Day and Test matches, the West Indies and India meet in the first of three T20 matches on Saturday, with the home side looking to recover from what was a hugely disappointing World Cup campaign in England recently. India’s most recent T20 encounters resulted in a 2-0 defeat against Australia earlier in the year, with the men in blue undoubtedly hoping to return to winning ways sooner rather than later. With a large number of bets are expected to be placed on the match, let’s take a closer look at the two teams, including their player availability and recent form, starting with the West Indies.
West Indies Form
The Windies are currently preparing for their upcoming series against India, having won just two of their nine matches at the recent ODI World Cup, which was eventually won by host nation England. The West Indies’ last T20 match also ended in frustration, with a defeat at Warner Park against England meaning that they suffered a 3-0 whitewash. Captain Carlos Brathwaite will be looking to lead from the front against India, whilst the likes of Andre Russell and Shimron Hetmyer both have the capability of causing damage with the bat.
India return to action for the first time following their heart-breaking World Cup semi-final defeat against New Zealand just a matter of weeks ago, with Virat Kohli & Co looking to put such disappointment behind them. Coach Ravi Shastri will be hoping that the likes of Rohit Sharma KL Rahul and Kohli can maintain their good recent form, with India having named a strong squad for the upcoming series on the road. However, India have won just one of their last five T20 matches, coming against New Zealand during a 2-1 series defeat back in February.
Latest Team News
The Windies have named a mixture of youth and experience for their opening clash against India, with Elvin Lewis being one of their T20 specialists. The batsmen, who made his international debut in 2016, is one of just three players to have scored two T20 international centuries. As for the visitors,
There is nothing to separate the two teams in terms of their T20 head-to-head record, with both nations having five victories to their name. However, India ran out 3-0 series winners when the duo met in November 2018, with a six-wicket success in Chennai securing the whitewash. It is worth noting that it was the Windies who ran out comfortable winners the last time the two teams met Caribbean, when Evin Lewis scored 125 not out from just 62 balls.
West Indies vs. India Odds and Forecast:
Given their performances during the recent World Cup, it perhaps comes as little surprise that it is India who are the favourites for victory with the majority of bookmakers ahead of the first ball being bowled on Saturday. The men in blue can be backed at best odds of 1.575 with 22Bet, whilst outsiders the West Indies are available at a price of 2.38 with the bookmaker Bet365.
Our West Indies vs. India Betting Tip:
Having taken all factors into consideration, including recent form and player availability, our top tip for the T20 encounter between the West Indies and India this weekend is to back Kohli and Co to come out on top, which, as previously mentioned, is available at best odds of 1.575 with the hugely popular bookmaker, 22Bet.