West Indies and India battle tomorrow in Kingston tomorrow in the only T-20 match of the India’s Caribbean sojourn. India won the ODI series without making much sweat. The Windies appeared distinctly inferior against the Indian superstars. However, T-20 is a different ballgame, where West Indies cricketers have made a mark across the globe in franchisee-based cricket leagues. So, do not make hasty decisions for punting based on the result of the ODI results. West Indies can be a real force in T-20.
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A relative junior, Carlos Braithwaite, leads the team. But the team has its share of gnawed veterans in the T-20 arena. Chris Gayle, Keiron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree and Jerome Taylor are in the fray. Exciting young talents like Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed and Rovman Powell give them company. Any of these players can turn the game on its head in a couple of overs with lusty hitting or crafty bowling. To sum up, for cricket betting calculations, West Indies will be no push-overs.
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India will be confident after their comfortable win in the ODI series. However, the batting form of their middle order will be a worrying factor. If the top three of Shikhar Dhwawan, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli fail to fire, individually or collectively, the team tends to struggle. India need to score big against if they bat first. No score is big enough against the power-hitters in the West Indies. This will be the toughest test for India’s bowling star of the tour, Kuldeep Yadav. It will be interesting to see how he fares against Gayle and Pollard.
Predictions: This is going to be an even contest. Anybody can win this. Given crowd support and India’s brittle middle-order, West Indies are the slight favorite here. You may check the Live Odds at 12BET.