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West Indies vs India Prediction: 1st Test Betting Tips & Odds

Are you looking for West Indies vs India prediction? India’s tour of West Indies is all set to get underway with the first of two matches from July 12. The two teams will kick off their World Test Championship cycle when they meet at Windsor Park in Dominica. India head into the match as clear favourites with the odds of 9/25 (1.36). The hosts West Indies, on the other hand, have a mountain to climb with the odds of 13/2 (7.50).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • West Indies vs India, 1st Test
  • July 12-16, 2023 – 2 PM GMT
  • Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The Windsor Park in Dominica has historically been on a bit slower side but you can expect seamers to get good assistance on the first day. The pitch might get easier to bat on from the second day. The average first and second innings score at the venue reads 246 and 302, respectively.

The weather forecast suggests that the match could be affected by rain on the first and fifth day, with around 60% chance of precipitation. The other three days could also have partly cloudy weather.

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West Indies vs India – Match Predictions

India have dominated West Indies in recent years across formats. In Test cricket, India have won eight of the last 10 encounters between the two teams with the other two games getting drawn. India have a stronger side on paper, with better resources in both departments.

Top Run-scorer First Innings

Rohit Sharma has been very good as an opener in Test cricket with 1852 runs at an average of 51 with six centuries. Back him to be the top batter for India at 15/4 (4.75). Kraigg Brathwaite has scored 859 runs in the last 10 Tests at an average of 54. Bet on Brathwaite to be West Indies’ top batter at 15/4 (4.75).

Our Prediction: Rohit Sharma to be the top run-scorer for India in the first innings at 15/4 (4.75).

Top Wicket-taker First Innings

Mohammed Siraj will be leading India’s pace attack this series. He has done well across formats in recent times and our West Indies vs India prediction says that you can back him to be India’s best bowler at 9/4 (3.25). Kemar Roach has taken 261 wickets in the format at 27.44 average. He has the odds of 9/4 (3.25) to be the top bowler for West Indies

Our Prediction: Mohammed Siraj to be the highest wicket-taker for India in first innings at 9/4 (3.25).

Man of the Match

Ravindra Jadeja has scored 511 runs in the last eight Tests at 46 average while also taking 36 wickets with the ball. The West Indies vs India prediction asks you to bet on Jadeja to be the player of the match at 10/1 (11.00). Among others, R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Kemar Roach are top betting options.

Our Prediction: Ravindra Jadeja to be the Man of the Match at 10/1 (11.00) odds.

West Indies vs India Prediction

Both teams will look to put their recent disappointments behind them when they meet on Wednesday. Here’s a look at two teams ahead of their match.

West Indies

West Indies recently suffered a humiliation in the World Cup Qualifiers as they failed to reach the main round for the first time. But their Test side has good quality and can be very competitive at home.

Gudakesh Motie’s injury has paved the way for Jomel Warrican’s likely opportunity in this Test. Rahkeem Cornwall returns to the side while Kirk McKenzie gets a maiden call-up. Kyle Mayers wasn’t picked due to a niggle.

Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kirk McKenzie, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican

India

India lost their second WTC final last month, going down against Australia by 209 runs at the Oval. They will be determined to start the new cycle well with this tour.

India have rested Mohammed Shami for this tour, which weakens their pace attack. But Mohammed Siraj along with Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin will pose a big threat. Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped and Yashasvi Jaiswal is set to make his debut. Ishan Kishan could also get the preference over Srikar Bharat.

Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj

How to Watch West Indies vs India Test in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

The cricket fans in the UK can catch the live action of the 1st Test between West Indies and India on BT Sports.

  • BT Sports (TV)

 


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