West Indies T20 World Cup Preview
West Indies have odds of 67.00 on Betway to win the 2021 T20 World Cup which gives them an implied win probability of as low as 1.49%.
When it comes to the Twenty20 World Cups, no other team has tasted success like the West Indies who’ve won two titles, in 2012 and 2016.
The flair with which they play their calypso-style cricket and the vast experience of franchise cricket from across the world, make them the team to beat and hands-down favourites for the 2021 championship.
Going by their T20I ranking, ninth, they may not seem like the most consistent team on form leading up the tournament. However, they have world-beating players who’ve more often than not stood up at the biggest stage of all.
For an avid cricket bettor, West Indies World Cup odds of 7.00 may not be the most tempting. But they are a tough team to bet against, going by the makeup of their start-studded team and the fact that they are the defending champions.
The West Indies T20 World Cup betting promises to be an exciting space in the coming month and one can expect the West Indies World Cup odds to improve as they progress in the tournament.
West Indies T20 World Cup odds
The West Indies World Cup odds are currently at 67.00 on Betway. Their ability to perform under pressure and crunch situations will keep the Caribbean side always a frontrunner for the title.
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West Indies World Cup Betting: Players to watch
Chris Gayle: The ‘Universe Boss’ has had an indifferent 2021 with a solitary 50 in 16 T20Is this year. However, the 42-year-old will want to sign off from international cricket with a big splash and his past record in T20 World Cups is a measure of what he can do on the biggest stage. Gayle’s average and strike rate increases to 40 and 146 in 28 T20 World Cup matches as compared to his career numbers of 29 and 139, respectively. West Indies T20 World Cup odds can dwindle if Gayle has a rough outing in the UAE.
Dwayne Bravo: Like Gayle, the ‘Champion’ all-rounder has been a prolific contributor for West Indies cricket having not missed a single T20 World Cup. In 29 T20 World Cup matches, Bravo has scored 504 runs, scalped 25 wickets, and taken 15 catches. He too would like to bow out of international cricket with a victorious swansong. His death bowling and late order hitting will be crucial for Windies to clinch those crunch moments in the game.
Andre Russell: IPL fans couldn’t quite get the taste of Andre Russell as the big-hitting allrounder missed the last set of games for Kolkata Knight Riders owing to injury. However, the 33-year-old will be looking to set the T20 World Cup alight with his big-hitting and fast bowling. A good for Russell in UAE would mean that the West Indies World Cup odds could massively improve in their pursuit of a third-world title.
West Indies Squad & Schedule
Kieron Pollard (C), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Royston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Hayden Walsh, Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy, Nicholas Pooran, Dwayne Bravo, Shomron Hetmyer, Fabien Allen.
West Indies – Group 1
23 Oct – vs. England
26 Oct – vs. South Africa
29 Oct – vs. B2
4 Nov – vs. A1
6 Nov – vs. Australia
Prediction for West Indies at T20 World Cup 2021
How do West Indies World Cup odds of 67.00 stack up? Considering the experience and the ability of this team, we are surprised that they haven’t been given more favorable odds. We predict they have an outside chance to reach the semis by looking at the current points table.
West Indies’ history at Previous T20 World Cups
2007 – Eliminated in Round 1
2009 – Eliminated in semi-final vs Sri Lanka
2010 – Eliminated in Round 2
2012 – Winners, beat Sri Lanka in final
2014 – Eliminated in semi-final vs Sri Lanka
2016 – Winners, beat England in final