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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for India v Windies 3rd ODI

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
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Such a keenly contested series between India and Windies was not expected. Windies have certainly punched above their weight by giving India a run for their money.


The 2nd ODI played at Visakhapatnam ended with a tie as both teams scored exactly 321 runs from their 50 overs. India, headlined by the glorious century from Virat Kohli, notched up a daunting target of 322 for Windies.

But as the game went on and the dew set in, it made it very difficult for the Indian bowlers to grip the ball. The ball started to come quite nicely on to the bat and shot making became much easier.

However, this is not to take any credit from brilliant knocks from Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope who were able to take the team on the line but not over it. The Indian bowling attack is lacking the zing with Kuldeep Yadav seeming their only wicket taking option.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have been added to the Indian squad while Mohammad Shami has been dropped. The duo will certainly challenge the Windies batting.

As for Windies, they are looking like a settled unit after a long time. Obed McCoy was consistent on debut while Ashley Nurse was steady as well. In Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer, Windies have found two ODI batsmen on whom they can bank on. India would be wary of them come the 3rd ODI at Pune.

 

Here's a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.


India - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

 

Windies - Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Obed McCoy

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – India

Head to Head – Total matches 123, India 57, Windies 61

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rohit Sharma (India), Shimron Hetmyer (Windies)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kuldeep Yadav (India), Obed McCoy (Windies)

Most Sixes – Shikhar Dhawan (India), Shimron Hetmyer (Windies)

Team Scores batting first – India 290+,  Windies 250+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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