India and West Indies will lock horns in the second ODI of the three match series on Sunday, July 24 at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad. India won the high-scoring encounter at the same venue on Friday. Batting first India posted a 309-run total courtesy a 97-run knock from captain Shikhar Dhawan and brisk fifties from Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer. In reply, West Indies fell short of the target by just three runs. Kyle Mayers and Brandon King hit fifties for their side. Other batters also chipped in with very handy contributions.
India have beaten West Indies in each of their last six ODIs. Overall, the two sides have played 137 ODI matches against each other. India have won 68 times while West Indies have emerged victorious on 63 occasions. A win on Sunday will guarantee India's 5th consecutive bilateral ODI series win in West Indies. As we gear up for the 2nd ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the WI vs IND 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Kyle Mayers, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer are my top three player betting tips for the WI vs IND 2nd ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
West Indies opener Kyle Mayers was superb during his 68-ball 75 runs knock against India in the first ODI. He top-scored for the team with as many as 10 boundaries and one six. His 117-run partnership with Shamarh Brooks laid the foundation for the massive 309-run chase which West Indies missed only by three runs. Mayers is one of West Indies' most in-form batters in the last couple of months. He scored a hundred in the second Test against Bangladesh in June end before hitting 55 runs in the final T20 against the same opposition on July 7. He also played two ODIs against the Bangla Tigers and he managed 10 and 17 runs on pitches which came under scrutiny for the below-par quality. The 29-year-old was up and running against the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna and Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel on Monday. The knock will give him a lot of confidence going forward in the tournament and he should not at all find it difficult to score over 20.5 runs in the second ODI on Sunday. Overall, the southpaw has played 12 ODI matches and scored 336 runs at an average of 30.54. He also has a hundred to his name in the format. The hundred came against Netherlands in June this year. The match at Queen's Park Oval was Mayer's first outing at the venue for West Indies and looks like he has already developed a liking for it. Expect Mayers to score high once again. If you feel the same, scoop to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Kyle Mayers to score over 20.5 runs from the WI vs IND 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
India's stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan shunned all his critics with a 99-ball 97-run knock in the first ODI. After a string of low scores in England where he scored 31 not out off 54 balls. 9 and 1 runs came off his blade in the next two outings. The 36-year-old hit as many as 10 fours and three sixes in his stellar innings which helped India cross 200-run mark in less than 32 overs. He looked set for his 18th ODI hundred but a brilliant catch by Brooks at backward point devoid him of that opportunity. He has played a total of 153 ODI matches and scored 6422 runs at an average of 45.54. Dhawan has played 29 matches against West Indies and scored 941 runs at an average of 34.85. He also has two hundreds two his name against the maroon outfit in the format. At Queen's park he has 439 runs in ten matches at an average of 43.90. The experienced India campaigner hits one fifty after every four innings on an average. He also has the third highest average by an Indian opener with more than 5000 runs in ODI cricket. Only Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma are ahead of him in the list. With the Delhi batter back in form, we can very well expect him to score over 39.5 runs in the second ODI. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.86 for Shikhar Dhawan to score under 39.5 runs from the WI vs IND 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Ahead of the first ODI, we had predicted that Shreyas Iyer would bounce back to form in the first ODI against England and he did so by scoring 54 runs off 57 balls. The right-hand batter scored five boundaries and two sixes and looked at complete ease. The Mumbai batsman 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. Prior to the England tour, he was part of the 5-match home T20I series against South Africa where he scored 94 runs at an average of 23.50. But it's not always easy to keep a batsman of Iyer's quality quiet. In the earlier piece we also asserted that the slow pitches in the West Indies will favour his style of batting and that 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, who was also India's vice-captain in the match, did not disappoint and came down all guns blazing. Iyer has played a total of 28 ODI matches and scored 1001 runs at an average of 41.70. He has one hundred and ten fifties to his name in the format. The 27-year-old has played eight matches against West Indies and scored 400 runs at an average of 57.14. Iyer has scores of 54, 80, 7, 53, 70, 65 and 71 runs in his last seven innings against West Indies. The talented KKR captain looks set to score at least over 36.5 runs in the match. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.88 for Shreyas Iyer to score over 36.5 runs from the WI vs IND 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Kyle Mayers to score over 20.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Shikhar Dhawan to score over 39.5 runs @ 1.86 (1XBET)
Shreyas Iyer to score over 36.5 runs @ 1.88 (Pari Match)