Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - India v West Indies 1st ODI

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
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The 1st match of the three-match ODI series between India and West Indies will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

West Indies had their best chance of winning on this tour in the T20Is. Frankly speaking, they exceeded expectations and played brilliantly in the first two T20Is. In the third one as well, they did not do as bad a job as it was made to appear due to India's aggressive style of play.

Although India look like a better team on paper in the ODIs, one cannot undermine the unpredictability and the individual brilliance of West Indies.

The first match of the series will be played in Chennai which turned square in the IPL. It is expected to be more sporting for the ODI but the pitch is likely to retain its natural behaviour.

Hence, both teams are expected to go in with two specialist spinners. While India will consider one of the Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav to go along with Ravindra Jadeja, West Indies might play Kharie Pierre and Hayden Walsh, along with all-rounder Roston Chase.

In the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Shami will be the two pure pace bowling options for India .

KL Rahul is expected to partner Rohit Sharma at the top of the order, in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, with Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant following.

Shai Hope, Sunil Ambris and Roston Chase will be back for West Indies. Evin Lewis is unlikely to make the XI due to the knee injury he picked up in the 3rd T20I. Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer, along with skipper Kieron Pollard, will offer the hosts firepower in the middle order.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI both teams:

India - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Mayank Agarwal/Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube/Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav/Ravindra Jadeja

West Indies - Sunil Ambris, Brandon King, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Kharie Pierre/Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - West Indies

Who will win? – India

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rohit Sharma (India), Shai Hope (West Indies)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammed Shami (India), Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies)

Most Sixes – Rishabh Pant (India), Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies)

Player of the Match – Rohit Sharma

Team Scores Batting first – India 280+, West Indies 255+

Match Handicap India

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*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, so stay tuned.

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