After whitewashing West Indies 3-0 in the ODIs, India will take on the hosts in the first T20I at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba in Trinidad on Friday, July 29. Rohit Sharma will return to lead the Men in Blue which will also get back the services of Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik. The series will also see the return of R Ashwin in India's white-ball team.
The road ahead for West Indies looks tougher, however, with many white-ball stars on their side, they will look to avenge themselves by winning the 5-match T20I series. Overall, the two teams have faced each other in 20 T20I matches. India have won 13 and lost six of them. As we gear up for the 1st T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the WI vs IND 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Shamarh Brooks are my top three player betting tips for the WI vs IND 1st T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
India captain Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run-scorer in T20I cricket. He has scored a total of 3379 runs in 128 matches at an average of 32.18. He has four hundreds and 26 fifties to his name in the format. In the 3-match T20I series against England in July, he scored 24, 31 and 11 runs respectively. Notably, these were his first few outings after the conclusion of IPL 2022 in May. He played these matches just after recovering from Covid-19 which he contracted after arrival in England. The 35-year-old played three ODI matches as well after that and now he has warmed up nicely for the West Indies T20Is. The slow pitches in West Indies are also expected to aid the Mumbai star in scoring high runs. The right-hander has played 18 T20I matches against West Indies and scored 585 runs at an average of 39. The opener has also hit a hundred against the opposition in the format. In the West Indies, Rohit has played 4 T20Is and scored 110 runs at an average of 55. The West Indies bowling attack looked average for the entire duration of the ODI series and Rohit must have observed them from close quarters. The experienced campaigner looks set to score over 24.5 runs in the first T20I. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.87 for Rohit Sharma to score over 24.5 runs from the WI vs IND 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Ishan Kishan has climbed up the ladders and is now considered India's third-choice opener after Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the shortest format of the game. During the home T20I series against South Africa, he emerged as the top run-scorer with 206 runs in five matches at an average of 41.20 and strike rate of 150.36. On the Ireland tour, he gave India a cracking start in their 109 run-chase in 12 overs by smashing 26 runs off just 11 balls. However, the 24-year-old has got only two opportunities to play for India after that. He has scored 3 and 8 runs in those matches. Kishan was part of the ODI series against West Indies but did not get a game to play and now he must be raring to go. The southpaw, having spent over a week in Trinidad, is also well aware of the conditions. He has scored 532 runs in 18 T20I matches at an average of 31.29. He already has four fifties to his name in the format. He Patna-born star has scored 71 runs in three matches at an average of 23.66 against West Indies. The 12th ranked T20I batsman in the world in all likelihood looks set to score over 20.5 runs. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.87 for Ishan to score over 20.5 runs from the WI vs IND 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
If there is one West Indies batter you should surely put your bet on, it's Shamarh Brooks. Apart from the white-ball series against Bangladesh, the 33-year-old has been in sublime form in white-ball cricket over the last few months. Brooks scored 60, 6 and 101* in the 3-match ODI series against Netherlands in May-June before hitting 70 and 42 and 18 runs in the 3-match ODI series in Pakistan. In the Pakistan series, he scored his runs against the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan. The right-hand batsman has played only six T20I matches till date since his debut in December 2021. He scored 5 and 10 runs in the first two matches against Pakistan before slamming 49 off 31 in the final match of the series. Overall, he has scored 76 runs at an average of 15.20. The Barbados-born cricketer failed to do much against West Indies in the six white-ball matches but has looked in good touch against India. He scored 46 runs in the first ODI, before getting another start to score 35 off 36 in the second ODI. Scoring over 16.5 runs should not be difficult for Brooks on Sunday. If you feel the same, scoop to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Shamarh Brooks to score over 16.5 runs from the WI vs IND 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Rohit Sharma to score over 24.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Ishan Kishan to score over 20.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)
Shamarh Brooks to score over 16.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)