Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - India v West Indies 3rd T20I
The 3rd match of the three-match T20I series between India and West Indies will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The way in which West Indies had performed in the first T20I, especially their batting, there was enough to suggest that the team would get the better of the hosts at some point or the other. However, that it would come in the very next match was not that certain.
West Indies maintained their intensity and picked up from where they had left in Hyderabad to stun Team India in Trivandrum. Batting first in T20Is has never been a strong suit for India and it was no different in the second T20I as well.
The team did not get off to a great start. But, that was offset to some extent by Shivam Dube's explosive half-century. However, the West Indies bowlers, Kesrick Williams, Hayden Walsh and Sheldon Cottrell in particular, came back strongly to restrict the team to 170 .
Each of Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Puran then played their part to help the team win by a big margin of 8 wickets.
India missed the services of an additional pace bowler and Mohammed Shami is likely to make the XI for the 3rd T20I, possibly in the place of Ravindra Jadeja, who has not done enough in the first two matches of the series. There is an outside chance that Kuldeep Yadav may get a game in place of fellow wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who proved ineffective in Trivandrum, possibly because of the dew.
West Indies can make only one change which is to bring in Keemo Paul in place of Jason Holder.
Both teams will not like to tinker too much, with the series on the line in Mumbai. The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium is a quick one where the ball comes nicely on to the bat. However, it will also assist the pace bowlers to begin with and the team bowling first will have a considerable advantage.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI both teams:
India - Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal
West Indies - Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre/Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rohit Sharma (India), Nicholas Pooran (West Indies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (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 180+, West Indies 175+
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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