India and West Indies will play the first of the 3-match ODI series on Friday, July 22 at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Rishabh Pant have been rested as Shikhar Dhawan will be seen leading the team. West Indies will play under their new captain Nicholas Pooran. The West Indies squad also looks strong in the presence of star players like Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Alzarri Joseph, Shai Hope and experienced Jason Holder. India have beaten West Indies in each of their last five ODIs. Overall, the two sides have played 136 ODI matches against each other. India have won 67 times while West Indies have emerged victorious on 63 occasions. As we gear up for the 1st ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the WI vs IND 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Nicholas Pooran, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer are my top three player betting tips for the WI vs IND 1st ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran has come good ever since taking the responsibility from now retired Kieron Pollard. He has scores of 73, 0, 18, 74* and 34 in his last five white-ball innings. In the T20I series against India in February, Pooran scored 18, 9 and 34 runs before hitting 61, 62 and 61 runs in the following three T20I matches. His last knock of 74 unbeaten runs in the final ODI against Bangladesh came under a pressure situation. West Indies were three down for 16 before he stitched multiple partnerships and save his team from another embarrassing ODI cricket outing. The hosts were whitewashed but Pooran showed why he was the captain of the squad.
Overall, the 26-year-old has played 46 ODIs and scored 1293 runs at an average of 34.94. He has one hundred and nine fifties to his name. In 10 matches against India, the southpaw has scored 354 runs at an average of 44.25 We expect the Trinidad-born to start the series on a great note. Also, the batter is familiar with the Indian bowlers as he has played a lot with and against them in the IPL. Scoring over 38.5 runs looks very likely for Nicholas Pooran. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.89 for Nicholas Pooran to score over 38.5 runs from the WI vs IND 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
The experienced opener is the captain of Team India in the series. He has played a total of 152 ODI matches and scored 6325 runs at an average of 45.17. The 36-year-old has 17 hundreds and 35 fifties to his name in the format. However, the lack of game time has started to affect the form of the opener. He isn't considered for Test and T20I cricket, and the Delhi batsman hardly makes himself available for domestic matches. He returned to professional cricket with India's ODI series against England this month. The three matches were his first after the completion of IPL 2022 in May end.
Dhawan scored 31 unbeaten runs in the first match but that came off 54 deliveries. His opening partner Rohit Sharma smacked 76 not out runs off 58 balls in the same match. In the second and third ODI he scored 9 (26 balls) and 1 run respectively. The Punjab Kings (PBKS) player looks rusty and facing the likes of in-form Alzarri Joseph and Jayden Seales won't be easy. Dhawan has played 28 matches against West Indies and scored 844 runs at an average of 32.46. He also has two hundreds two his name against the maroon outfit in the format. At Queen's park he has 342 runs in nine matches at an average of 38. But regardless, considering Dhawan's current form and lack of game time we predict him to score under 37.5 runs in the first ODI. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.88 for Shikhar Dhawan to score under 37.5 runs from the WI vs IND 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Shreyas Iyer has lately struggled with the bat and has found scoring difficult. His weakness against the short balls is now in public and the England bowlers dismissed him time and again in the recently-concluded tour which consisted of as many as six white-ball matches. Iyer got only two games to play because of his dwindling form. In the third T20I, he looked uncomfortable during his 23-ball stay which saw him score 28 balls. He fell to a short ball in the match again. He was part of the first ODI in absence of unfit Kohli but did not get an opportunity to bat as India won by 10 wickets. In the 5-match home T20I series against South Africa, he scored 94 runs in five matches at an average of 23.50.
Nothing is going right for the Mumbai batter but we expect him to bounce back as the slow pitches in the West Indies will favour his style of batting. The batsman himself will try hard to settle in for a big score and stamp his place before the big guns return and it's too late. Iyer has played a total of 27 ODI matches and scored 947 runs at an average of 41.17. He has one hundred and nine fifties to his name in the format. The 27-year-old has played seven matches against West Indies and scored 346 runs at an average of 57.66. Iyer's last ODI match also came against the same opponent as he scored 80 runs in the match. The talented KKR captain looks set to score at least over 30.5 runs in the match. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Shreyas Iyer to score over 30.5 runs from the WI vs IND 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Shikhar Dhawan to score under 37.5 runs @ 1.88 (1XBET)
Nicholas Pooran to score over 38.5 runs @1.89 (1XBET)
Shreyas Iyer to score over 30.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)