India will be the overwhelming favorites as their brief tour of West Indies starts with a One Day International at Port of Spain tomorrow. The Indian team will be more worried about their internal problems than about the opposition. Coach Anil Kumble has left the team citing personal differences with skipper Virat Kohli. It is snowballing into a big media-driven in India. The team will be happy that they are in the far-away West Indies.
Meanwhile, West Indies are going to field a new-look young team against the mighty Indians. They will enjoy their underdog tag. All indications for Cricket betting point to an easy win for Indians. But Indians are down after their heavy defeat against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final and the afore-mentioned internal problems. West Indies do have hope.
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Jason Holder is leading the team. There are no established names. The team comprises talented, but inexperienced players like Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Ashley Nurse, Shai Hope, Kieran Powell and Rovman Powell. There is more promise in the team than actual runs and wickets. The team is in a re-building stage. Holder is perhaps the most experienced player in the line-up. The only advantage in their favour that can be considered for cricket betting is the home support. The young team will be eager to impress the home crowd.
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Indians will be jet-lagged. The pitches in England were batting friendly. They will encounter low and slow pitches in West Indies. Their batsmen need to adjust. Anyways, they will be happy that they do not have to face Mohammed Amir and the other Pakistani bowlers. The team will be eager to show that they can easily survive without Kumble or any other coach. Expect their batting line-up to score big runs. Virat Kohli is under fire from all kinds of media. He will be eager to give a fitting reply with the bat.
Our Prediction: India to score a facile win. Check Odds on India.
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