After whitewashing West Indies 3-0 in the ODIs, India got off to a stellar start in the T20I opener by thrashing the hosts by 68 runs at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba in Trinidad on Friday. The two teams will play the second match of the 5-T20I series on Monday, August 1 at Warner Park, Basseterre in St Kitts.
The first match saw Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik help India post a 191-run target for the West Indies before spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi wreaked havoc and restricted the home side to 122/8 in 20 overs. Rohit Sharma has returned to lead the Men in Blue and the likes of Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya are also featuring in the series after being rested for the ODIs. The series has also marked the return of R Ashwin in India's white-ball team for the first time after January 2022. Despite losing, West Indies were competitive in the three ODIs, however, they were completely outplayed in the first T20I. The team will look to bounce back before it's too late. Overall, the two teams have faced each other in 21 T20I matches. India have won 14 and lost six of them. As we gear up for the 2nd T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the WI vs IND 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Rohit Sharma, Kyle Mayers and Hardik Pandya are my top three player betting tips for the WI vs IND 2nd T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Ahead of the first match we predicted Rohit Sharma would score over 24.5 runs and he did not disappoint us by hammering 64 runs off 44 balls. His innings consisted of seven fours and two sixes. Rohit now has the record for most (31) fifty-plus scores in T20I cricket by any batter. He also overtook Martin Guptill to become the leading run-scorer in men's T20I cricket. The swashbuckling batsman has scored a total of 3443 runs in 129 matches at an average of 32.48. He has four hundreds and 27 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 then played three ODI matches and warmed up further. The slow pitches in West Indies were expected to aid the Mumbai star in scoring high runs and that exactly turned out to be the case on Friday. The right-hander has played 19 T20I matches against West Indies and scored 649 runs at an average of 40.56. The opener has also hit a hundred against the opposition in the format. In the West Indies, Rohit has played 5 T20Is and scored 174 runs at an average of 58. The experienced campaigner looks set to score over 29.5 runs in the second T20I on Monday. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Rohit Sharma to score over 26.5 runs from the WI vs IND 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
West Indies opener Kyle Mayers was dismissed for 15 runs in the first T20I but throughout his 6-ball stay he looked in some form. He smashed two fours and a six in the period and looked set for a big score before he got out while trying to score another boundary off Arshdeep Singh. The southpaw looked terribly disappointed and he would surely look to make amends in the second T20I. The 29-year-old also had a decent ODI outing against the visitors. He scored 75 runs in the first match and 39 off 23 in the second. In the preceding T20I series against Bangladesh, he did not get an opportunity to bat in the rain marred first match, but in the following two matches he scored 17 and 55 runs respectively. Earlier, he also hit a cracking hundred in the second Test against the Bangla Tigers. It's very clear that the Barbados-born star is in good form. Overall, Mayers has played 11 T20I matches and scored 229 runs at an average of 25.44. With the T20 World Cup round the corner, he would look to be among runs in lead to the tournament. He is most likely to score over 21.5 runs against the Men in Blue in the second T20I. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Kyle Mayers to score over 21.5 runs from the WI vs IND 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Star India batsman Hardik Pandya had his head in his hands after getting out for just one run off three balls in the first match. Hardik swayed back on a short ball and superbly ramped it towards the third man but the nice-looking shot landed into the hands of Obed McCoy patrolling the region. The 28-year-old star is most likely to make up for the soft dismissal with a cracking innings in the second match. Before being rested for the West Indies, Hardik scored 71 match-winning runs off just 55 balls to help India beat England 2-1 in the 3-match ODI series. In the first T20I against the same opposition, the right-hand batter smoked 51 runs off 33 balls as India took a 1-0 lead. In the Ireland tour, he was named the captain and he led from the front both with the bat and ball. His 24-run knock off 12 balls helped India gun down a 109-run target in a match reduced to 12-over per-side, in just 9.2 overs. In the second match he remained unbeaten on 13 runs. After making his India comeback on the back of a more than impressive run in the IPL 2022, he scored 31*, 9, 31* and 46 in the four innings against South Africa. With 117 runs in four innings at an average of 58.50 he finished the tournament as the third- highest run-scorer. Overall, he has played 64 T20I matches and scored 771 runs at an average of 23.36. In 2022, he played 10 matches and scored 218 runs at an average of 36.33. Gujarat Titans' (GT) IPL-winning captain is breathing fire and expected to score at least over 17.5 runs in the second match. If you feel the same, scoop to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Hardik Pandya to score over 17.5 runs from the WI vs IND 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Rohit Sharma to score over 29.5 runs @ 1.832 (Pari Match)
Kyle Mayers to score over 21.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Hardik Pandya to score over 17.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)