West Indies confident after pushing India
- India won both matches by a whisker
- West Indies hope to avoid whitewash
India will have a chance to rewrite a 39-year long history when they meet West Indies in the third ODI. India will look to whitewash West Indies in a bilateral series for the first time in West Indies in 39 years if it happens in Port of Spain. India have odds of 1.37 to win the third ODI.
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West Indies’ chances of winning this game and save themselves from a whitewash stand at 3.05. West Indies have pushed India in the two matches so far and might well have won the last game if not for Axar Patel’s heroics.
West Indies hope for upset win
West Indies have lost 13 back to back matches against Full member countries with their only three wins in this interim coming against Netherlands. However, they have pushed India hard this series with the last game only lost to a brilliant knock late in the game from Axar Patel. However, India still remain the stronger side as a whole.
Our pick: India have a deep batting line-up and good strength with the ball. Back India at 1.28 to win this one!
India’s bowling is certainly under scrutiny after two good batting displays from the West Indies, but they have fought back admirably with the bat in hand.
Keep an eye on…
Suryakumar Yadav and Shubman Gill: Suryakumar Yadav and Shubman Gill are not assured of a place in India’s full-strength XI, and they need to show they can play the big knocks to stay a part of the squad when the big guns come back.
Nicholas Pooran: West Indies’ skipper is a terrific middle overs batter, but has struggled to make it big in ODIs. With the likes of Jason Holder missing and Kieron Pollard retired, the onus is on Pooran to make it count and produce a big innings.
TIP: Again, Shai Hope is in good form and is a brilliant ODI batter. Back Shai Hope at 3.37 to be the best match batter for West Indies!