West Indies will take on Ireland in the second T20 international of the three-match series at Warner Park, Basseterre in St Kitts on Saturday.
Much to West Indies’ surprise, Ireland have managed to stun the hosts in the first T20 match and have beaten them by four runs to take 1-0 lead in the series. A blistering knock from Paul Stirling and some terrific bowling from Joshua Little, propelled the visitors to a wonderful victory, which they are going to remember for quite some time. Who would have thought, an encounter between West Indies and Ireland will end up being a nail-biting one! Ireland will actually be high on confidence and morale after their win in the first match of the series and they will be pumped as they are all set to take on the hosts again on Saturday in the 2nd T20 game.
Things have not been smooth for West Indies when it comes to playing against Ireland as they have played four matches and have managed to win two and lost two. And after their loss in the first game, Kieron Pollard and co. will be wary of this Irish threat. But who cares? All that you and I should care about is the money that we can earn while these two sides battle it out in the middle on Saturday. You don’t have to fret as I am going to bring you three of the best markets so that you can just place your bets accordingly once you go through this article. So, let’s get started.
The left-handed batsman has been in scintillating form with his bat in recent times and he has carried his form from the ODI series into the T20 series. Evin Lewis was the top team batsman for West Indies in the first T20 international having scored a knock of 53 runs and he is likely to emulate his performance in the upcoming fixture on Saturday as well. Lewis loves this format and his statistics sing praises of him – in 30 matches, Lewis has racked up 886 runs at an average of 31.64 and he has two centuries and six fifties under his belt as well. That average goes up to 35.33 when he is playing at home and those are only bad signs for the Irish bowlers. His last three T20 international scores – 53, 40 and 40, show how consistent he has been in this particular format of the game. Bet 365 is offering odds of 4.00 for Evin Lewis to be the top batsman for West Indies in the 2nd T20 international against Ireland on Saturday. If you are to believe the numbers and stats which I just mentioned, then the outcome is going to remain the same.
Yes, yet again, I have to talk about a batsman who is going to win you a hell lot of cash by the end of the game on Saturday. So, don’t get bored of him already! Lewis has smashed 70 sixes in 30 matches and that is an average of more than two sixes per match. Therefore, you can imagine how dangerous he can be in this format of the game. Lewis has hit five sixes in St Kitts and that is the second most number of sixes hit in this particular ground after Marlon Samuels, who has hit nine. In the last four T20 international games, Lewis has clattered 13 sixes and in three of those four occasions, he hit the maximum number of sixes. Bet 365 has offered odds of 4.50 for Lewis to hit maximum number of sixes against Ireland on Saturday, and as you can see, the numbers are speaking in your favour, you might as well place that bet quickly before the odds come down.
West Indies and sixes – that’s a different love story! If you know what I mean! This is a market which could not be more safer than what it is right now. I would place my money on this market even with blindfolds because West Indies have clobbered 58 sixes in the last four T20 international games and that is average of more than 14 sixes per game. That average is clearly way higher than the number Bet 365 is offering. In the previous T20 international against Ireland, West Indies’ batsmen went berserk and smashed 15 sixes and that again is almost double the number that has been set here by the bookmaker. An odd of 1.83 for West Indies hit more than 8.5 sixes in the game? Seriously? You are lucky to have been offered such odds and I would suggest not to waste any more time and place your bets already!