India has won the ODI series against the West Indies and now holds a 2-0 lead over them. The third match may be academic from a result point of view, however, there is still a lot at stake. India has shown that it is looking to experiment and try to change its style of playing to adapt to the new requirements. West Indies players have the lure of the IPL Auction ahead of them and this is as good a time to make an impact.
From a betting point of view, we think there are some excellent opportunities to make full use of. Let us have a look at some of them in more detail.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for INdia vs West Indies 3rd ODI 2022. The match is going to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 11th of February 2022.
INDIA VS WEST INDIES TEAM PREVIEWS
India has shown the willingness to experiment in the series so far and we think we are going to see some new faces in the lineup once more. Kuldeep Yadav is one of the players that could come into the playing eleven, maybe in place of Yuzvendra Chahal or Washington Sundar.
India wants to improve its wicket-taking ability in the middle-overs and having someone like Kuldeep Yadav in the team is a big positive.
We could also see Rishab Pant move back down the middle-order since he did not look convincing at all in the opening position. Of course, to judge him after just one inning is harsh. Suryakumar Yadav seems to have cemented his place in the middle and Lokesh Rahul also seems to have been given a clear role at number four.
We like the form that Rohit Sharma has shown and would bet on him to get some runs. Virat Kohli continues to disappoint and at this point, we think it is safer to just not bet on him at all. You could look at the Over/Under markets of both Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav to put some money on.
We also think the Indian batting lineup has not flexed its muscles up until now but it is only a matter of time. The Total Runs India betting market might be a good option (after seeing the toss) or the Total Fours/ Total Sixes by India.
We are bullish on a lot of runs being scored, so we are going to bet on the ‘Over’ at all available opportunities.
India’s bowling was brilliant in the previous match. Prasiddh Krishna got a lot of bounce from the surface and made a big impact. A bowler like him could be quite useful in Australia where the next T20 World Cup is going to be played.
Mohammad Siraj and the spinners have also done quite well in the opportunities that they have got. Shardul Thakur does not seem like a good enough bowler to us at the moment but he does offer some more batting down the order.
The West Indians would be disappointed at being 2-0 down in the series. They were completely outplayed in the first match but had their chances in the second. The target in front of them was not very big but none of the batsmen could get a start. Even the famed West Indian batting depth could not bail them out in this match.
Is there a reason to believe that the West Indian batting will change in the third ODI? We are not too sure. They seem to struggle with the tempo of batting in the ODI’s as pinching singles and building an innings does not seem to be in their plans at all. It is dot balls or big hits.
The betting approach to the West Indies should be to bet against their batsmen on most occasions. That means individual total scores Over/Under betting markets as well as the Total Runs scored. However, we almost never bet against the West Indies to hit more sixes than the opposition.
At least one of the players seems to get in and then smash four or five sixes in a short amount of time. You can choose to bet on them.
As far as the bowling goes, their spinners have been quite impressive but the fast-bowlers not as much. Jason Holder has got swing with the new ball and also has the height to get bounce from the surface. A punt on him to be the Top-Bowler in this match would not be a bad idea.
INDIA VS WEST INDIES MATCH DETAILS:
Match: India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI, West Indies tour of India, 2022
Date and Time: February 11th 2022, Friday, 01:30 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
INDIA VS WEST INDIES PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Narendra Modi Stadium is a balanced track. We saw the pacers get movement with the new ball and expect them to trouble the batters early on. The spinners will get some assistance from the surface as the ball tends to hold a bit as the game progresses.
INDIA VS WEST INDIES WEATHER FORECAST
Clear skies will greet the two sides on Wednesday. The temperature in Ahmedabad is expected to range between 14 and 29 degrees Celsius.
INDIA VS WEST INDIES PROBABLE XIS
Contributions from KL Rahul (49) and Suryakumar Yadav (64) helped them put a competitive total on the board in the second ODI. Prasidh Krishna wreaked havoc in the Windies camp as he picked up four wickets to help his side defend 237.
The bowlers, pacers in particular, were brilliant. Alzarri Joseph and Odean Smith picked up two wickets each as they restricted India to 237. Shamarh Brooks (44), Akeal Hosein (34) and Smith (24) tried their best but fell short by 44 runs.
INDIA VS WEST INDIES MATCH PREDICTION
Having won the series in the second game, India will be riding high on confidence and will look to make a clean sweep of the series. The Caribbean side has to be at its absolute best to avoid a whitewash.
India have a good balance to their side as well as the winning momentum and are expected to win the final game of the ODI series.
Prediction: India to win this encounter.