West Indies vs India | T20: Betting Tip (04.08.2019)
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
West Indies and India meet for the second time in the same number of days when they meet in a T20 match in Florida, with the three-game series being part of the build-up to the One-Day and Test encounters coming up later on. An entertaining clash is expected this weekend, with the result of their match the day before likely to determine who comes in as the favourite for victory.
Initial Situation for the Game West Indies vs. India
T20 cricket is now one of the most popular forms of the game around, with the series between the West Indies and India set to attract great interest from both fans and punters alike. The two nations return to the field for the first time since the World Cup in England this weekend, with Sunday’s match being the second of their three-match series. The likes of Evin Lewis and Virat Kohli are among the standout players set to be on show, in what could well be a run-fest at the Central Broward Regional Park. 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
Following a hugely disappointing World Cup campaign in England, where they started the tournament as one of the favourites, the West Indies will be looking to return to form as soon as possible, starting against India on home turf. The Windies will undoubtedly be looking to use the conditions to their advantage, however they lost their most recent T20 series against England back in March, losing all three games in the process. The Windies will be without the influential Chris Gayle, however the likes of Evin Lewis and Shimron Herymer have the talent to make up for such a loss. The hosts must also improve with the ball however, with the emphasis being on the likes of Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas to deliver.
India reached the last four of the 2019 World Cup in England just a matter of weeks ago, however they have struggled in the T20 format of the game of late, losing their last three outings. India were beaten in a series decider against New Zealand in February, before losing both matches against Australia just after. The likes of Captain Kohli and batsman Rohit Sharma are among the most skilful and experienced players in the India squad ahead of their opening match against the West Indies, with the performances of the duo potentially being crucial in the three-match series.
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The Windies are able to call upon the services of a number of T20 specialists ahead of the match, including Elvin Lewis and Kieron Pollard, with the latter having been the highest-paid player in the 2010 Indian Premier League. As for India, the visitors have named a mixture of youth and experience for the series, with many looking forward to seeing the debut of Rahul Chahar, after the 19-year-old impressed for Rajasthan during the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The first match of the series on Saturday could well provide a great deal of information about how Sunday’s clash will play out, with nothing separating the two nations in terms of their T20 head-to-head record. Both teams have five wins to their name from previous clashes, with the Windies having ran out winners the last time they met in the Caribbean. Evin Lewis scored a remarkable 125 not out that day, however it is also worth noting that it was India who recorded a 3-0 series win back in November last year.
West Indies vs. India Odds and Forecast:
Given their four-wicket victory over the West Indies on Saturday, it perhaps comes as little surprise that it is India who are the favourites for the win when the duo meet again on Sunday. Bookmaker Betway offer India appealing odds of 1.45 to seal a series victory, while the home side can be backed at a price of 5.05 with 22Bet ahead of the first ball being bowled. Meanwhile, those looking to back any player to score a half century during the match can do so at odds of 1.20 at Bet365.
Our West Indies vs. India Betting Tip:
Having taken all of the facts into consideration, our top betting tip for Sunday’s T20 match between the West Indies and India is to bet on under 340.5 runs being scored in both innings, a market which is available at odds of 4/7 with Bet365. With a total of 193 runs having been scored in the opening match of the series on Saturday, this appears to be a highly likely outcome.