West Indies hope to forget ODIs
- India are in good form in T20Is
- West Indies will need to start well
India have won 24 of their last 35 T20Is in the last two years and will back themselves to beat West Indies in the shortest format after a superb 3-0 whitewash in the ODIs. India have odds of 1.38 to win the first T20I.
West Indies, on the other hand, have odds of 2.96 to win the match, but their recent form, and especially given the opposition, does not give much hope. West Indies did give India a fight in two matches in the ODIs, but then withered away in the last.
Lopsided recent record
West Indies have lost 11 of their last 12 T20Is against India, a record that stretches back to 2018. In 2022, West Indies have won five and lost five T20Is. On the other hand, India have won 12 and lost 3 despite mostly fielding second-string lineups.
Our pick: India have a strong batting line-up and see some big players back. Back India at 1.38 to win this one!
Rohit Sharma will return to lead the side, while Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are all back…
Keep an eye on…
Rohit Sharma: The T20 World Cup is close and Rohit Sharma gave a glimpse of his new way of tackling T20Is in England. It promises to be an exciting series for the Indian skipper, especially if he can get going early on.
Nicholas Pooran: West Indies’ left-handed middle-order batter is a renowned T20 batter, but failed to do the repair job in the ODIs. Pooran will need to step up for them if they are to push India.
TIP: Rohit Sharma is in good form and is due a huge one. Back Rohit Sharma at 4.49 to be the best match batter for India!