India will square off with West Indies at their home in a five-game T20 series. With a lot of hard hitters on the West Indies side and a balance of hitters and playmakers on the Indian side, the series looks to be full of excitement for cricket lovers all over the world. The series will help in the preparation for the upcoming World Cup in October of this year. The following is a preview of top Bet365 cricket odds and markets and a comprehensive series preview.
India vs West Indies T20 – Stats and Preview
India has been playing too much cricket recently. They are coming off a series win against England in both T20s and One Day International Series by 2-1. It has not been a purely dominating performance to say and India looked shaky at times but they get the job done in the end. Another issue with the Indian team is its stability, the captain and the team are getting changed every series. It is not sustainable as players are in the fear of give their best and if they do not they will be replaced. This has also steam form the fact that the volume of cricket being played is huge. Rohit Sharma will be back to lead the side again after being rested in the ODI series. Virat Kohli has been rested again for the tour due to his lack of form. Dinesh Kartik will be back for the finisher's role for the national side. Ravindra Jadeja is getting his treatment for the foot injury and might not be available for selection. India has lots of upcoming superstars batters and bowlers to pick from and they are spoilt for choice at this point.
West Indies are coming off from a T20 series win against Bangladesh at their home. They have won the series quite comprehensively winning by 2 games to nil after the first game was called off due to bad weather. They were however defeated 3-0 in the ODI series afterward. Bet365 cricket tips have seen that West Indies have done well in the shorter format of the game. West Indies will be pleased to see their captain and wicketkeeper Nicolas Pooran back in form and leading from the front. He was brilliant in the series scoring 108 runs in two games and thus bagging player of the series in the recently concluded T20 series against Bangladesh. Alongside the captain, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, and Brandon King also played the part in their victory. The best Bet365 cricket betting tips predictions expect that West Indies with the home advantage and the players in form has a great edge going into the series.
Bet365 Cricket betting tips & odds
The visitors are favorites to win the series but the Bet365 cricket betting tips predict that the West Indians will be showing a lot of fights and it won't be easy for India to run away with the trophy.
They are coming off a dominant series win against Bangladesh and the people from Caribbeans have done reasonably well in the shortest format of the game. These two teams faced each other in February of this year for three One Day International and T20 games and India won both the series 3-0. This time around the West Indians look in form and ready to take on the men in blues. The honors are with Indians to showcase a great performance and win the India vs West Indies T20 2022 series.
Bet365 provides a market to back an Indian win in this series with a scoreline of three games to two.
Prediction- India to win the series.
Players to Watch
Hardik Pandya has not played a lot of cricket in recent years due to injury but when the opportunity presented he grabbed it with both hands. He led his newly formed Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise to their maiden IPL trophy and played a significant role in their victory. He was also the man behind India's success against Ireland and England with both his bowling and batting bagging the match of the series prize for his efforts. He along with Rishab Pant helped India will the last ODI game and hence the series in the third and final game of the series. He was the second highest scorer and fourth highest wicket-taker in the series. His stars look good in this calendar year and he will be hoping for more of the same in the series. Bet365 cricket betting tips predict his all-around ability will be lethal in the series.
Nicolas Pooran is leading the West Indies side in the T20s and he has been a successful captain so far. His individual performance has also improved along with the captaincy and he is well and truly leading from the front. Bet365 cricket prediction expects that with home advantage and his track record in the domestic form, he will be a tough nut to crack for the men in blue. He can build the innings around him and also can be very destructive when the situation demands him to be. Scoring 34 and 74* in two games against Bangladesh he will be the go-to guy for runs for the West Indies. He was given a match of the series in the series against Bangladesh.
India T20 squad
Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh
West Indies T20 Squad
Nicholas Pooran (C), Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Keacy Carty, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales.
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather for the series is predicted to be very ideal for cricket. The temperature look to linger between 28 to 35 degrees. Bet365 cricket betting tips predict that the probability of rain is quite low during the series and we will see some good cricket in warm weather.
Three of the games will be played in the Caribbean while two will be played in the United States of America. Bet365 cricket betting tips predict that in all venues it will be a run fest with heavy hitters on both sides. The bowlers will have to come up with variations in line and length to deceive the batsman. We will be seeing a theme of winning the toss and choosing to bowl throughout the series.
Prediction for West Indies vs India T20
Bet365 cricket odds and markets are predicting a decent win for the Indians with lots of fight given by the men in red. The pitches will be favoring the batters and there is plenty of good batters on both sides, however, the batters for India have more experience. Bet365 cricket betting tips expect that it is relatively safe to bet that all the games will be high scoring and the average score will be above 150+ for any team batting first. India is favorable to get a positive result in the series.