West Indies v India: T20i Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on August 2, 2019

The Twenty20 International Championship gets underway this weekend. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at our ICC T20i tips for West Indies v India, as well as the odds available for cricket bettors at the bookies.

The 50 over World Cup is done and put away for another four years. It’s therefore time for teams to look ahead to the T20 version. The Twenty Over World Cup is taking place, rather appropriately, in the second half of 2020. Defending champions West Indies will subsequently begin their preparation on Saturday.

Standing in their way are India, led by Virat Kohli. Needless to say, the team will be anxious to claim a global tournament having lost in the semi finals of the 50 over version last month.

It promises to be a thrilling game for the neutral, too. But who will take the honours in this first T20i?

What are the ICC T20i tips for West Indies v India?

West Indies are the reigning T20 World Champions. However, India are hot favourites to claim an opening win in this three-match series. Kohli and his men are quoted at 1.57 with Bet365. Meanwhile, victory for the West Indies is out at 2.37.

The Windies have some key players coming into this side, including Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard. We also know they are at their best in the shortest form. It should be a tight series with a 2-1 scoreline the most likely outcome. However, it could go either way.

If you hadn’t guessed, we’re finding this tough to pick. We can’t necessarily take 50 over form into account. Nevertheless, India progressed to the World Cup semis, while the West Indies were poor throughout. Hopefully, the momentum will be with the tourists and they can convert an opening profit.

Match Odds Summary: West Indies: 2.37, India 1.57 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

What are the Top Batsman ICC T20i tips for West Indies v India?

– West Indian Batsman Pick

There’s no Chris Gayle in this West Indian lineup. Still, the home side will field a powerful, if less experienced, batting unit. Evin Lewis will start as favourite to score most runs for the Windies and he can be claimed at odds of 4.00 with Betway. Shimron Hetmyer follows at 4.50. Then, we come to third favourite Nicholas Pooran at 5.50.

Elsewhere, John Campbell is more of a patient accumulator so you may want to avoid him at 6.50. Other options for the West Indies include Kieron Pollard at that same 6.50, Andre Russell at 8.00, Sunil Narine at 11.00, and Carlos Brathwaite at 17.00.

– India Batsman Pick

Moving across to India’s top batsman market, Virat Kohli leads the way as he usually does. You can subsequently back the skipper at 3.25. Rohit Sharma is in a familiar position as second favourite at 3.75. Meanwhile, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan are both at 4.50.

With Hardik Pandya rested from this series, brother Krunal may become a popular Satta at a tempting 21.00. Shorter options for India include Rishabh Pant at 6.00, Manish Pandey at 8.50 and Shreyas Iyer at 9.50.

From a West Indian point of view, we are interested by that price of 5.50 next to Nicholas Pooran. However, we’ll stay with India for our top batsman tip. Rohit Sharma was the leading run scorer at the 2019 World Cup and while he doesn’t convert quite so regularly in T20, we’re backing the opener to maintain that stunning run of form.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: West Indies: Lewis 4.00, Hetmyer 4.50, Pooran 5.50, Campbell 6.50, Pollard 6.50, Russell 8.00, Narine 11.00, Brathwaite 17.00.

India: Kohli 3.25, Sharma 3.75 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Dhawan 4.50, Rahul 4.50, Pant 6.00, Pandey 8.50, Iyer 9.50, Krunal Pandya 21.00.

What are the most match sixes ICC T20i tips for West Indies v India?

It’s been a comprehensive review of this game so far. We’ll therefore finish quickly with one of our favourite markets. West Indies, with their power hitting middle order of Pollard and Russell, are short options to hit most maximums and you can back the home side at 1.72.

Meanwhile, if we’re backing India to win the game then we may as well take their 2.37 price in this Most Sixes market. It’s good value for a team starting as favourites in the match result betting . Hopefully it will help with an overall profit for Saturday.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: West Indies 1.72, India 2.37 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), The Tie 7.50.