WI vs IND 3rd T20I prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss – 08/08/2023

The hosts West Indies have gone 2-0 up in the series and a win here will seal the deal for them. For India, it's a must-win game to stay alive in the series. The third T20I will take place at the same venue in Guyana that is Providence Stadium on Tuesday, August 8th. Here's the WI vs IND 3rd T20I prediction for this fixture.

WI vs IND 3rd T20I match preview

West Indies

West Indies have stunned their naysayers to claim the first two games of the ongoing series. In the second T20I, they managed to come out on top by two wickets in yet another tense finish. They were asked to bowl first and their bowlers did a pretty good job. West Indies struck at regular intervals to restrict the opponents to 152/7. Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd and Akeal Hosein picked two wickets each. 

The hosts had a horror start to the run-chase with two wickets in the very first over. Nicholas Pooran came to the rescue yet again and added 57 runs for the fourth wicket with Rovman Powell. Pooran blasted 67 in just 40 deliveries to put his side in a commanding position. West Indies needed only 27 off 36 when Pooran was dismissed but they lost three more wickets quickly and were staring at a defeat. Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph kept their calm to finish the game. 

As for their playing XI In this WI vs IND prediction, there could be a couple of changes. Alzarri Joseph suffered an injury during the second game and is likely to miss the game while Johnson Charles hasn't done much. Shai Hope and Oshane Thomas could come into the side. 

WI Possible 11: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell (c), Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy 


The men in blue can afford no more lapses with the series on the line. After failing to chase 150 in the first game, Hardik Pandya's men could not defend 152 on Sunday. Winning the toss, India opted to bat first but didn't get a good start. Shubman Gill holed out early while Suryakumar Yadav was run out. Tilak Varma continued to impress, scoring 51 off 41 deliveries. 

India got two early wickets but couldn't stop Nicholas Pooran in time. India managed to get back in the game out of nowhere after West Indies were 126/4 in 13.5 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal bagged two scalps in the 16th over but a tactical blunder from the captain meant India lost in the 19th over. 

Talking about India's playing XI in this WI vs IND prediction, there could be a couple of changes. Kuldeep Yadav missed the previous game due to an injury but should be back. Ishan Kishan has kept wickets in all matches on the tour so far and could be rested. Yashasvi Jaiswal should come into the side. 

IND Possible 11: Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal 

Pitch report and expected weather conditions 

Providence Stadium in Guyana is known to be a graveyard for batters. The pitches are slow and offer good help for spinners. The venue has hosted a total of 49 T20 matches in men's cricket with the average first innings score of 147.

The weather forecast for Tuesday predicts a shower or two in the morning followed by heavy thunderstorms in the afternoon. AccuWeather has predicted a 55% chance of precipitation in the morning and 88% in the afternoon. 

WI vs IND 3rd T20I Dream11 prediction

Our WI vs IND Dream11 predictions for this match

In this WI vs IND Dream11 prediction, we will discuss why we have picked the above fantasy xi for this game. Nicholas Pooran has been in magnificent form and he's a must pick. Suryakumar Yadav is one of the best in the business and leaving him out would be a mistake. 

Ishan Kishan has played every game on this tour and could be in need of a rest. India could bring in Yashasvi Jaiswal, who did well in the Test series and had a great IPL season this year. We have picked Jaiswal assuming he will play.

WI vs IND 3rd T20I
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Shubman Gill has had a mediocre tour so far leaving him out would not be wise, considering he can score a low-risk fifty on his day. Tilak Varma struck 39 off 22 deliveries on his debut and followed it up with a brilliant fifty.

From the all-rounders, we have gone with Hardik Pandya and Kyle Mayers. The West Indies all-rounder Mayers hasn't done much this series but has the ability to change the game in a few deliveries. Hardik Pandya has been bowling regularly, increasing his fantasy potential to a point where you can captain him. 

Kuldeep Yadav has been superb in the limited overs leg while Yuzvendra Chahal has bagged two wickets in each of the T20Is. Akeal Hosein and Romario Shepherd have done a good job and offer value with the bat as well. 

For captaincy, we have trusted Nicholas Pooran and Yuzvendra Chahal. Pooran has form on his side and his record at Guyana is ridiculous. He has 437 runs in T20 cricket here at 48 average and 175 strike rate. Chahal picked 2 for 24 in the first game and 2 for 19 in the second. He will be our vice-captain. 

WI vs IND 3rd T20I match prediction: India to win 

The men in blue lead the head to head record, having won 17 matches out of 27. India have lost two close games in the series and will be desperate to put on a strong performance. They still have a pretty good batting unit and a potent bowling unit. Our WI vs IND match prediction is for India to win.

WI vs IND 3rd T20I toss prediction: India to win the toss and bowl first 

The data suggests that the Providence Stadium  favours the chasing sides. Of 49 T20s matches played here in men's cricket, the team batting second has won on 28 occasions. India batted first in the last game and regretted the decision. Our WI vs IND toss prediction for the third T20I is that India will win the toss and bowl first.

Man of the match prediction: Suryakumar Yadav to win

Our WI vs IND prediction for the man of the match is for Suryakumar Yadav to win. India's struggles this series are largely because of SKY not firing but you expect him to bounce back. He has amassed 1697 runs from 50 T20Is at 45 average and 174 strike rate. 

WI vs IND 3rd T20I betting odds

If we take a look at the WI vs IND betting odds, India remain clear favourites despite losing the first two games. They have 1.50 odds to win this match. You can earn more if you bet on a West Indies win, with their odds of winning set at 2.60.


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