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West Indies vs India Prediction: 2nd Test Betting Tips & Odds

Are you looking for West Indies vs India prediction? Having done light work of the hosts, India will take on West Indies in the second and final Test from July 20. Crucial 12 points towards the World Test Championship will be on the line when the two teams clash at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. India are favourites by some distance, with the odds of 9/25 (1.36). The hosts West Indies have a steeper task at 14/1 (15.00).

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

  • West Indies vs India, 2nd Test
  • July 20-24, 2023 – 2 PM GMT
  • Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitches at Queen’s Park Oval are generally on the slower side and tend to assist spinners. Batting last will be challenging here so expect the teams to choose batting first. The average first and second innings score here in Tests stands at 304 and 312.

The weather could spoil the party with showers expected on all five days of the Test. There’s around a 40% chance of precipitation on the first day and over 55% for the next four days.

West Indies vs India Prediction

Talking about the head to head record, India have won nine of the last 11 matches between the two teams with two draws. India have a much more lethal bowling unit and a solid batting unit compared to the hosts.

Top Run-scorer First Innings

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a magnificent 171 to announce himself in international cricket. With the form he’s in, you can back Jaiswal to be the top batter for India at 4/1 (5.00). Alick Athanaze¬†was the most secure WI batter in the first Test, scoring 75 runs across two innings. Take a punt on him to be West Indies’ top batter at 9/2 (5.50).

Our Prediction: Yashasvi Jaiswal to be the top run-scorer for India in the first innings at 4/1 (5.00).

Top Wicket-taker First Innings

Ravichandran Ashwin ran circles around the Windies batters in the first game, picking 12 wickets in two innings. Bet on him to be India’s best bowler at 13/5 (3.60). Kevin Sinclair is expected to play in this match. The off-spinner has a good record in FC cricket and you can back him to be the top bowler for West Indies at 4/1 (5.00).

Our Prediction: Ravichandran Ashwin to be India’s top wicket-taker in first innings at 13/5 (3.60).

Man of the Match

Ravichandran Ashwin was too good for the West Indies batters in the first game and given the expected pitch, he’s likely to make a big impact yet again. Bet on Ashwin to be the player of the match at 10/1 (7.00). Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Yashasvi Jaiswal are some of the other top betting options.

Our Prediction: Ravichandran Ashwin to be the Man of the Match at 6/1 (7.00) odds.

West Indies vs India Preview

West Indies will be hoping to draw the series while India will look to win the second successive series in the Caribbean. Here’s a look at two sides ahead of the clash.

West Indies

West Indies were rolled over in the first Test in Dominica, where they lost by an innings and 141 runs. Their batters had no clue against the spin genius Ravi Ashwin, getting bowled out for 150 and 130. Bowlers were also ineffective with no movement on offer.

The hosts are likely to make a couple of changes to the side. Kevin Sinclair could come in for Rahkeem Cornwall while Kirk McKenzie should replace Raymon Reifer at number three.

Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kevin Sinclair, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican

India

India had several impact performers in the first Test. R Ashwin bagged 5 for 60 in the first innings before Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal registered centuries. Virat Kohli also scored a fifty while Ashwin claimed 7 for 71 in the second gig.

India opened with Yashasvi Jaiswal and moved Shubman Gill to number three. Ishan Kishan made his Test debut while Jaydev Unadkat also received an opportunity. They’re likely to remain unchanged.

Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, 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

Those living in the UK and want to follow the live action of the 2nd Test between West Indies and India, BT Sports is the official broadcaster.

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