West Indies v India 2nd Test Tips: Cricket Betting Odds
India’s seamers and their middle order stepped up when needed to complete a record-breaking win in the opening match of this series. That victory also gave Virat Kohli’s men their first points in the World Test Championship, and the side looks in good shape as they prepare for the second game. So, how do the West Indies v India 2nd Test tips break down for this cricket betting contest?
West Indies’ woes continued with a 50-run last wicket partnership doubling their score to just 100 on the final day in Antigua. Following that 318-run loss, the Windies must regroup ahead of that second test, starting in Jamaica on Friday. However, the sportsbooks offer little hope of a turnaround.
West Indies v India 2nd Test Tips: What are the cricket odds for the match?
This is a brief, two-match series, so India will be looking to close things out at Kingston. Virat Kohli’s men are hot favourites for the win at odds of 1.33 with Betway. Victory for the West Indies can be claimed at 7.00. Meanwhile, the draw is available at 6.00 .
The weather forecast is indicating some heavy rain for the fourth and fifth days. But by that stage, India should be in a comfortable position. Test cricket is very much alive as we’re seeing here and in the Ashes. While there is potential for drama, India are just too strong in all departments.
Match Odds Summary: West Indies: 7.00, India: 1.33 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), The Draw 6.00.
West Indies v India 2nd Test Tips: What are the top batsman odds?
Ajinkya Rahane was the hero with the bat for India in the opening game as he picked up the Man of the Match award. Rahane top scored on both innings, making an impressive total of 183 runs along the way.
For this second test, Rahane is available to top score for India on first innings at 7.50. Virat Kohli starts as favourite at 3.00. Our pick for the first game was Cheteshwar Pujara. While he made just two, he is an option again at 4.50.
Of our recommended bookmakers, only Bet365 have published top batsman markets so far. You can also take Mayank Agarwal at 6.00, KL Rahul at 6.50, Hanuma Vihari at 8.00 or Rishabh Pant at 11.00.
Moving across to the West Indies’ version of the top batsman market, we find Shai Hope leading the way at odds of 4.00. There are three joint-second favourites with Darren Bravo, Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell. They are all coming in at 5.00.
Further down the order, Roston Chase top scored on first innings with 48 in Antigua and he can often be a solid outside Satta. Chase is available for the second test at 7.00, while other likely West Indian batters include Shimron Hetmyer at 7.00, Shane Dowrich at 10.00 and Jason Holder at 11.00.
There are some tempting selections on both sides, but we think this is time for Kohli to shine. We often look for longer prices in India’s top batsman markets. But there are times when you just can’t ignore the skipper.
The surface in Jamaica should suit and Kohli is due, so we suggest adding the captain for a modest profit in these West Indies v India 2nd Test tips.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: West Indies: Hope 4.00, Campbell 5.00, Bravo 5.00, Brathwaite 5.00, Chase 7.00, Hetmyer 7.00, Dowrich 10.00, Holder 11.00.
India: Kohli 3.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Pujara 4.50, Agarwal 6.00, Rahul 6.50, Rahane 7.50, Vihari 8.00, Pant 11.00.
West Indies v India 2nd Test Tips: What are the top bowler odds?
Both Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah claimed five wicket hauls as India secured their biggest overseas win last time out. Meanwhile, our pick for top bowler – R Ashwin – was surprisingly left out. So, we’ll return to this market to see if we can do better this time.
We’ve picked two favourites so far. Therefore, time to be a little braver. Bumrah carries the shortest price here at 3.50, but our selection is Mohammed Shami at 4.33. Shami has enjoyed a productive period in red and white ball cricket. He can step up to make the difference in West Indies’ first innings.
India Top Bowler Odds Summary: Bumrah 3.50, Ashwin 4.00, Shami 4.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Yadav 4.50, Jadeja 5.00, Ishant Sharma 5.00.