Cricket Betting Tips, Match Prediction and Preview for India v Windies 3rd T20I

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
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Windies ran India close in the first few matches of the tour but from the second last match of the ODI series up until the first two matches of the T20Is, it looks as if the Windies players have not mentally turned up for the game.

This match will give India an opportunity to experiment with their playing XI. Windies would be looking for a compensatory win in their last match of the tour, which has been ordinary, to say the least.

Windies were expected to give India a tough fight in the T20 series but due to the absence of some of the key players, the team has looked very flat. So much so that they have even failed to compete in the T20I series. Brathwaite & Co brought in Nicholas Pooran in place of Rovman Powell but that did not pay off.

The team depends a lot on openers Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer who have been their star players in the ODI series as well. However, it would be advisable for the following batsmen in Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo to play percentage cricket rather than going berserk on each and every delivery or just keep blocking.

India have rested Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav for the last match. They have added Siddharth Kaul to the squad. The game may come as an opportunity for each of Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Shreyas Iyer to get a game.

 

Here's a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams.

 

India - Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Siddharth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed

 

Windies - Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Brav, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – India

Head to Head – Total matches 9, India 4, Windies 5

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

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Yuzvendra Chahal (India), Oshane Thomas (Windies)

Most Sixes – Rohit Sharma (India), Shimron Hetmyer (Windies)

Team Scores batting first – India 170+,  Windies 130+

*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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