India put on a clinic with the bat to defeat the West Indies in Mumbai to clinch their T20I series, and they will now look to build on their success in the three match one-day international series.
Virat Kohli’s men displayed their power to score their third-highest T20 score, putting 240 runs on the board. Lokesh Rahul notched 91, while Rohit Sharma and Kohli both reached the seventies at a rapid rate.
The Windies struggled in their response, with only skipper Kieron Pollard and Shimron Hetmyer offering resistance. The visitors slumped to a 67-run defeat and now must pick themselves up for the ODIs. We’ll now break down the leading betting markets and the players’ odds to monitor for the opening ODI.
The home side thrashed the Windies’ bowling attack around the park with an incredible display of hitting. Sharma was operating at the peak of his powers, while Rahul matched his pace before upping the ante late on. Kohli was his imperious self, smashing seven sixes in his unbeaten knock of 70.
The 31-year-old has been in devastating form and will be looking to carry those performances into arguably his strongest format. His outstanding statistics rise even higher against the West Indies, averaging 76.34 with nine hundreds. Take Kohli to lead the way with Betway for the home side Chennai.
The Windies suffered a regression in the final match of the T20I series, failing to rise to the occasion in their chase. Hetmyer and Pollard were the consistent players in the middle order and will have to be on form once again.
Nicholas Pooran is a player on the rise, and although he failed in the last match, he is a far superior player in the 50-over game, with an average of 44.58 and a century to his name. Pooran will have opportunities to score and will have value with Betway to lead the way for his team in Chennai.
Kuldeep Yadav was one of the keys to victory for India in the decisive match last time out. Yadav was brought into the fold and impressed with two wickets in his return to action. He produced decent performances in the ODIs against the Windies in the Caribbean and the United States.
Kohli will be hopeful that the left-arm spinner can improve his already impressive statistics against an inexperienced line-up. Back him with Betway to lead the wicket column in Chennai to continue his good form against the Windies.
The West Indies had a day to forget with the ball in the final T20 match. Kesrick Williams was perhaps the one man to emerge with any credit, taking the wicket of Sharma, while being dispatched for less than from 40 from his four overs.
Williams’ record in ODIs is inferior to his performances in the 20-over game, taking nine wickets in his eight matches. However, he has shown the appetite for the fight and will have good value to lead the wicket column at Betway.
The West Indies are a solid 20-over team but have a long way to go in the 50-over format. They enter the series as the ninth ranked team in the world. India are a dominant side at home in ODIs, although they uncharacteristically lost to Australia earlier in the year, allowing a 2-0 lead to slip. Expect them to be too strong for the Windies with their dominant batting card and bowling attack – back Kohli’s men for the win at Dafabet.