India might experiment more
- Rishabh Pant under scrutiny
- Obed McCoy the key for West Indies
India were unimpressive with the bat in the second T20I and will have a few questions to address in the third T20I. There could be a shuffle in the batting order for this match with Suryakumar Yadav likely to go back to the middle-order. India have odds of 1.44 to win the third T20I.
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West Indies, on the other hand, looked sharper with the ball last game, but haven’t quite been at their best with the bat. With an ordinary recent T20I record, the pressure is on West Indies to showcase their best side. They have odds of 2.87 to win this one.
India have an outstanding record under Rohit Sharma in T20Is, winning 14 of the 15 matches before this ongoing series against West Indies. Their strong bowling lineup has been critical to this. The batting, though, needs a bit of assessment with the second-string guys not quite stepping up.
Our pick: India have a strong bowling attack for the slower tracks. Back India at 1.44 to win this one!
India might look to experiment a bit with the T20 World Cup in sights. West Indies too could look to play an extra spinner to stifle India’s middle-order.
Keep an eye on…
Rishabh Pant: The rash shot for his dismissal in the second game put the focus back on Rishabh Pant and his failures in T20Is. This would be a massive game for Pant with India’s patience running out.
Obed McCoy: West Indies’ best bowler in both matches, Obed McCoy is a clever bowler who can utilise the new ball and then deliver in the death overs. McCoy picked up the best haul by a West Indian in T20Is last game..
TIP: Obed McCoy has been a star with the ball for West Indies. Back Obed McCoy at 7.14 to be best match bowler for West Indies!