India vs West Indies Betting Tips & Predictions 3rd T20I

India vs West Indies Betting Tips & Predictions 3rd T20I
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Updated 19/02/2022

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After the best India vs West Indies cricket betting tips? If the answer is ‘yes’ then you’ve come to the right place. The 3rd and final T20I will be played on Sunday February 20 in Kolkata after India went 2-0 up in the Series on Friday, an unassailable lead.

Read on for the top live cricket satta rates for India vs Windies T20I series! As per usual, there are three strong betting tips ahead of Sunday’’s action.

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India vs West Indies T20 Series Betting Odds

I’m on for my eleventh winning bet in a row for matches involving India. And the selection this time is…India! Yes, again. But there are good reasons for that and they’re at bigger odds than usual.

I’ll also give you my toss prediction and my Hot Bet on a very underrated Indian batsman as part of my cricket betting tips. 

Bet Odds Site
Match-winner: India 1.43 Parimatch
Toss winner: West Indies 1.9 Parimatch
HOT BET! Ishan Kishan to be India Top Batsman 8.28 10CRIC 

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India Recent Form

Another game, another win.

After winning the ODI Series 3-0, it’s now 2-0 in this best-of-three Series, so it really has been pretty plain sailing for India so far over the past two weeks or so.

Mind you, this was one of the tighther wins.

India posted a very decent 186/5 where Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant really shone.

Kohli has been somewhat out of form for the past few matches but his 52 off 41 was full of intent and a real T20 innings, filled with aggression and improvisation.

On another day, had it been more pedestrian and India would have fallen short of a par total on a good wicket.

As for Pant, who like Kohli got 52, his knock is no more than we’ve come to expect from a player of his calibre. He can just make batting look easier than it is for anyone else.

His strike rate of 185 went a long way to winning the match for India.

Venkartesh Iyer’s 33 off 18 was important, too.

It was a hard day for India with the ball, though.

Spinners Ravi Bishnoi and Yuzvendra Chahl were good with one wicket each, going below eight an over. Bhuvi Kumar was decent, too, showing all his experience.

But Harshal Patel and Deepak Chahar were expensive and went wicketless.

India will be desperate to find a way of getting a sixth bowler in the side.

Team News

With the Series won, the India management have made some sensible decisions.

Pant and Kohli have been rested for the final match and will also sit out the T20 Series against Sri Lanka before returning for the two-test Series.

In Pant’s case, the move is obvious: Ishan Kishan will take over wicket-keeping duties, though we’ll have to wait and see if that means he carries on opening or slides down to four or five, where Pant normally bats.

An obvious move would be for Ruturaj Gaikwad to come in for Pant and open, with Kishan batting at 4-5.

New KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer will almost certainly come in for Kohli. He could bat at Kohli’s position at three or he may come in after Sky Yadav and bat at four.

They might think about giving Kuldeep Yadav a game, either for Bishnoi or Chahal.

Shardul Thakur may come in for Deepak Chahr, who was expensive last time out.

Player to Watch: Ruturaj Gaikwad

Gaikwad can consider himself extremely unlucky.

Having batted brilliantly in the Ranji Trophy, he didn’t play at all in that ODI Series loss to South Africa.

And having been top run scorer in the 2021 IPL as CSK won the IPL, he was then left out of the first two matches of this Series, even though opener KL Rahul was out injured.

They preferred to go with Ishan Kishan.

It’s hard to know what India are thinking. What more can he do than outscore all of the world’s top T20 batsmen in the IPL?

But he should get his chance at last here and hopefully he can make the most of it against a struggling West Indies attack.

The way things are going, it’s hard to know when he may get another chance.

10CRIC make it 4.37 he top scores for them here.

India’s Likely XI

Sharma, Gaikwad, Sky Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Thakur, Kumar, Bishnoi, Harsha Patel, Kuldeep Yadav.

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West Indies’ Recent Form

There’s every chance the Windies will leave India empty-handed, having lost all six matches of the Tour.

It’s a far cry from the morale-boosting 3-2 T20 Series win over England a month ago.

At least they made a contest of it this time. Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell were excellent for their 62 and 68 respectively. They were both brutal once they got going.

Powell’s form over the past month or so is a big boost to the Windies in a T20 World Cup year.

The problem was that Brandon King wasted too many balls in a sluggish 22 off 30. You can’t be striking at that rate in a high-scoring match.

Earlier, with the ball, Roston Chase put in another very disciplined performance with 3-25; Sheldon Cottrell was good, too.

But the Windies know they’ll have easier tasks than playing India in India.

Team News

Brandon King has been poor all Tour, having also played the three ODIs.

Ironically, his 22 in the last match (which went a long way to costing them the match) was the first time he passed 20 in five games.

They can promote someone like Powell up the order, bring back Darren Bravo or Shai Hope.

They might also consider bringing in Hayden Walsh for one of the all-rounders (Shepherd, Smith) and playing three spinners, with Walsh joining Hossein and Chase in a three-man attack.

Player to Watch: Nicolas Pooran

Those who may sometimes wonder what the fuss is all about with Pooran should look at his last two innings.

He scored 61 and 62 in his last two games in quick time, playing a combination of beautifully timed shots and some that were just sheer power.

As we’ve said before, if he can improve his decision-making, he’ll be one of the best in the world, if he isn’t already.

The Windies will be glad with his progress as a number three, which is probably where he should bat.

Too often he’s come in at five or six and not had enough time to make enough of an impact.

His form in that crucial position is one of the few positives to come out of this Series.

10 CRIC make it 5.7 he top scores for them in the final game.

Here’s our 10CRIC review, by the way.

West Indies’ Likely XI

Mayers, Hope, Pooran, Chase, Powell, Pollard, Holder, Smith, Walsh, Hossein, Cottrell.

Venue & conditions

This is proving to be a good wicket here at Kolkata. That shouldn’t come as any big surprise.

The Windies fell short in the first game of posting a good total but India’s 186 was far more in line with what teams should be posting first up.

The Windies would rather chase (as would India) but such is the gulf that India will feel it probably won’t make much of a difference either way.

First Innings Runs verdict: 

“India should be able to get to over 170 if they bat first because Hossein aside, there’s no-one who can really trouble them and you’d think that one of Sharma, Kishan or Pant will play a big innings.”

That’s what we said last time and we were right: Pant did play a special knock and India did post over 170.

With no Pant or Kohli one might think India may struggle to get to 170 if they bat first; but their substitutes are very capable. So they may well get over that anyway.

As might the Windies; they’ve played here twice so should be used to the conditions here by now.

India vs West Indies Head-to-Head

19 matches between the two have produced 12 wins for India, six for the Windies and one no-result. And since 2018, it’s been all India: they won ten of the last eleven so have very much the upper hand here.

India vs West Indies Toss Prediction 3rd T20I 2022

India are quite ahead on the toss, as well. But Pollard won it on Friday and might just make it two in a row here.

India vs West Indies Toss Prediction 2nd T20I 2022

TEAMS TOSS WIN %
India 11 57.8%
West Indies 8 42.2%

India vs West Indies Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back India to win @ 1.43 with Parimatch

Time for our match prediction. A reminder that it’s now a somewhat remarkable (if we say it ourselves) ten wins in a row in matches involving India. Can we make it 11?

Interestingly, India are a considerably better price at 1.43 than they were last time. Why?

Simple. Not only was the last match quite close but we know that India are without Kohli and Pant for this one.

As hinted already, that’s not such a big deal. Iyer is a super T20 player and Gaikwad, talented and hungry, will be desperate to impress.

Besides, this is about more than one or two players. This is about an India side high on confidence with lots of options, in home conditions, knowing how to get over the line.

Alos, a reminder that India are 15 from 16 in their last matches when chasing so if they get the chance to do that, it should be straightforward for them.

This could be the Windies’ best chance but it also gives us a good chance to bet them at bigger odds.

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Today’s India vs West Indies Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Back Suryakumar Yadav to be India’s top batsman @ 8.99 with 10CRIC

Sky Yadav was our featured player for India ahead of the last match but had a rare failure, scoring eight off six, before offering a caught and bowled chance to Roston Chase.

But his record in T20 is superb at both IPL and T20I level.

One of the nice things about betting is that whereas sometimes star names like Kohli, Sharma and Pant are under-priced, less famous and fashionable names like Yadav are overpriced.

And this is a case in point with Yadav priced up at 8.99 to top score for India here.

He’ll bat at three or four and with neither Kohli nor Pant around, the heroes with the bat from the last game, his chances will be even better than usual.

India vs West Indies fun statistics

And let’s round things off with some good stats.

  • Pant and Kohli tied on exactly 52 last match for India top batsman; neither will feature here.
  • Despite being 2-0 down, Pooran and Powell are the two highest run scorers of the Series with 123 and 70 runs respectively.
  • Roston Chase has been excellent with the ball, taking five wickets with an economy rate of 4.87 from two games.