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With West Indies taking a 1-0 lead, India will be looking to square the series when they meet at Providence Stadium in Guyana on August 6. India, despite losing the first game, are clear favourites as per the bookmakers with the odds of 1/2 (1.50). West Indies have a steeper task to win the game at 7/5 (2.40).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- West Indies vs India, 2nd T20I
- August 6, 2023 – 2:30 PM GMT
- Providence Stadium, Guyana
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Providence Stadium in Guyana is known to be a treacherous venue for batters. Pitches here are slow and generally assist spinners. The average batting first score at this venue reads 147 after 48 men’s T20s.
The weather forecast suggests there could be some rain in Guyana on Sunday morning. There’s a 66% chance of precipitation predicted with the temperature likely to hover around 32 degrees.
West Indies vs India Prediction
India have had the upper hand in the recent head to head, winning seven of the last 10 matches. They may have lost the opening game but do have a better set of batters and a potent bowling attack. West Indies’ weakness against spin could be exploited in Guyana.
Suryakumar to be India's Top Run Scorer
Chahal to be India's Top Bowler
Suryakumar Yadav has 1696 runs in T20I cricket at an average of 46 and strike rate of 174. Bet on him to be the top batter for India at 11/4 (3.75). Nicholas Pooran backed his ridiculous 137* off 55 balls in the MLC final with 41 runs in the first game. You can back him to be West Indies’ top batter at 5/2 (3.50).
Our Prediction: Suryakumar Yadav to be India’s top run-scorer at 11/4 (3.75).
Yuzvendra Chahal picked 2 for 24 in the previous game. He has 93 wickets in T20I cricket at a strike rate of 18 and should be effective at Guyana. Bet on him to be India’s best bowler at 13/5 (3.60). Akeal Hosein has taken 87 wickets in the shorter format at 6.72 rpo. Back him to be the top bowler for West Indies at 15/4 (4.75).
Our Prediction: Yuzvendra Chahal to be India’s top wicket-taker at 13/5 (3.60).
Man of the Match
Yuzvendra Chahal has the ability to run through the West Indies batting line-up, considering how helpful the Guyana pitches are for spinners. You can bet on Chahal to be the player of the match at 14/1 (15.00).
Our Prediction: Yuzvendra Chahal to be the Man of the Match at 14/1 (15.00) odds.
West Indies vs India Preview
West Indies won the first game by four runs, putting India on the back foot. Here’s a look at two teams before they clash in the second T20I on Sunday.
West Indies had several key performers in the opening game, with Nicholas Pooran making 41 off 34 and Rovman Powell smashing 48 off 32. Defending 150, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy and Romario Shepherd snared two wickets each.
The only change for this game from the home side could be venue specific with off-spinner Roston Chase replacing Alzarri Joseph.
Squad: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell (c), Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Obed McCoy
The men in blue did well to restrict the opponents to a low total, with Yuzvendra Chahal and Arshdeep Singh picking two wickets each. But their batting just didn’t click apart from Tilak Varma, who blasted 39 off 22 on his international debut.
India opted to go in with three spinners in the first game and should stick to it. Only change could be Yashasvi Jaiswal coming in for Ishan Kishan.
Squad: Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal
How to Watch West Indies vs India T20Is in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
If you are living in the UK, you can catch all the live action of the West Indies vs India T20Is on BT Sports.
- BT Sports (TV)
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