West Indies v India: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 25, 2019

It all goes off at Old Trafford on Thursday when West Indies take on India. But who do our World Cup tips for West Indies v India favour? And what do the sportsbooks make of it all?

The West Indies came so agonisingly close to keeping their World Cup hopes alive. Ultimately, though, they fell just a few feet short against New Zealand. With Carlos Brathwaite caught on the boundary, the two-time champions are left with just a faint, mathematical hope of making it through to the semis.

Waiting to extinguish that hope are India. Virat Kohli’s men are unbeaten, but only just. A tense, 11-run win over Afghanistan keeps the side on course for the last four and they will cement that position with a victory in this match.

What are the World Cup tips for West Indies v India?

Considering the relative positions of these two teams, there are no surprises in the World Cup betting market. India lead the way by some margin at 1.30 with Bet365. Meanwhile, cricket bettors can find the Windies at 3.50.

We expected the West Indies to do better. And when the side flattened Pakistan in their opening game, it seemed as though Jason Holder’s men were a good outside bet for the semi finals. It’s all gone wrong since then, although that tight finish against New Zealand underlines their threat.

India had a scare at the weekend, which proves they are not unbeatable. However, we expect a big response on Thursday. The loss of Shikhar Dhawan could have exposed India against stronger teams. However, Kohli’s men should have enough here.

Match Odds Summary: West Indies 3.50, India 1.30 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman World Cup tips for West Indies v India?

– West Indies Batman Picks

Carlos Brathwaite proved he can be the man for a ‘backs against the wall’ situation, and the big all-rounder scored his side’s first hundred of the tournament. Brathwaite can be an outside option in West Indies’ top batsman market at 17.00, as Chris Gayle goes off as favourite at 3.75.

Shai Hope has given us a profit already in this tournament, and may offer further value at 4.00. Meanwhile, Evin Lewis follows at 4.50. Elsewhere, Sunil Ambris steps in for the injured Andre Russell and is an option at 5.00.

Other picks for the West Indies include Darren Bravo at 6.00, Nicholas Pooran at 6.00 and Shimron Hetmyer at 6.50.

– India Batman Picks

Virat Kohli was the man to top score in India’s narrow victory over Afghanistan. The skipper is subsequently favourite to do so again at 3.10. Rohit Sharma is a regular pick of ours and he is available this time at 3.25. In the meantime, new opening partner KL Rahul is quoted at 5.00 with Betway again.

Could this be the time for Rishabh Pant to come into the starting XI? The new addition to the squad is listed as an option and Pant is on offer at 5.50. Other batsmen for India include Vijay Shankar at 8.00, Dinesh Karthik at 8.00, MS Dhoni at 10.00, and Hardik Pandya at 13.00.

We were hoping for better prices on the two favourites in India’s market. Therefore, we’re going to take a chance on KL Rahul. He’s profitable for us in the IPL and, having made a half century in his first game as opener, we’re hoping for a big contribution at Old Trafford.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: West Indies: Gayle 3.75, Hope 4.00, Lewis 4.50, Ambris 5.00, Bravo 6.00, Pooran 6.00, Hetmyer 6.50, Brathwaite 17.00.

India: Kohli 3.10, Rohit 3.25, Rahul 5.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Pant 5.50, Shankar 8.00, Karthik 8.00, Dhoni 10.00, Pandya 13.00.

What are the most match sixes World Cup tips for West Indies v India?

The West Indies will usually start as favourites in the six hitting market. However, we’ve been left with some excellent value for this game. Jason Holder’s men are quoted at 1.72, which leaves India out at a generous 2.55.

Windies have the power hitters, but they’ve been dismissed cheaply a number of times in this tournament. For our World Cup Satta, we have the potential for a nice profit on India with which to round off this contest.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: West Indies 1.72, India 2.55 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), The Tie 8.50.