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Are you looking for West Indies vs India prediction? India and West Indies are set to take on each other in a three-match ODI series. The first One-Day international will take place at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on July 27th. India head into the match as heavy favourites with the odds of 1/4 (1.25) while West Indies have a difficult task at 11/4 (3.75).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- West Indies vs India, 1st ODI
- July 27, 2023 – 2 PM GMT
- Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The pitches at Kensington Oval are generally pretty tricky to bat on. Spinners get significant help off the pitch here while pacers also remain in the contest. The average first innings score from 49 ODIs played at the venue reads 229.
The Bridgetown weather is expected to be mostly sunny and humid on Thursday afternoon. There’s only around 25% chance of precipitation so rain shouldn’t play a big role.
West Indies vs India – Match Predictions
The head to head record between these two sides is heavily in favour of India in the last decade. They have lost only one ODI in the previous 15 clashes against West Indies. India have a much stronger team, with better resources in both batting and bowling units.
Gill to be India's Top Run Scorer
Siraj to be India's Top Bowler
Shubman Gill has been in magnificent form in white-ball cricket. He has scored over 1311 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 65 while striking at 107. Bet on Gill to be the top batter for India at 11/4 (3.75). Shai Hope averages over 50 in the ODI format and has 15 centuries to his name. Back Hope to be West Indies’ top batter at 9/4 (3.25).
Our Prediction: Shubman Gill to be India’s top run-scorer at 11/4 (3.75).
Mohammed Siraj has done extremely well in ODIs this year, picking 19 wickets from eight matches at a strike rate of 17.1. Bet on him to be India’s best bowler at 11/4 (3.75). The left arm spinner Akeal Hosein will have a big role to play on a favourable pitch. Back Hosein to be the top bowler for West Indies at 3/1 (4.00).
Our Prediction: Mohammed Siraj to be India’s top wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).
Man of the Match
Mohammed Siraj has the pace and skill set to run through the West Indies line-up on any pitch. He has been in superb form and you can take a punt on him to be the player of the match at 12/1 (13.00). Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja and Shai Hope are some of the other top betting options.
Our Prediction: Mohammed Siraj to be the Man of the Match at 12/1 (13.00) odds.
West Indies vs India Preview
There’s plenty to play for in this series as West Indies and India gear up for the first ODI on Thursday. Here’s a look at two sides ahead of the clash.
West Indies need to start over and rebuild their ODI side. They recently sank to the bottom pits in their history when they couldn’t qualify for the ODI World Cup. They lost two matches in the group stage and two more in Super Six.
West Indies have recalled Shimron Hetmyer back into the fold but Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder are unavailable for this series. One of Kevin Sinclair or Yannic Cariah will partner with Akeal Hosein in the spin department.
Squad: Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope (c/wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Keacy Carty, Rovman Powell, Kyle Mayers, Kevin Sinclair, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph
India will try to give as much gametime to lesser experienced players with an eye on the World Cup. Their last ODI assignment wasn’t a success, losing a home series against Australia by 2-1.
As for the playing XI, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson are fighting for one spot while Kuldeep Yadav could pip Yuzvendra Chahal for the frontline spinner’s spot.
Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar
How to Watch West Indies vs India Test in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
Those living in the UK can witness the first ODI between West Indies and India on BT Sports.
- BT Sports (TV)
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