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Are you looking for West Indies vs India prediction for the third T20I? It’s a must-win situation for team India when they take on West Indies in the third T20I at Guyana’s Providence Stadium on August 8. The hosts West Indies head into the match as the underdogs despite winning the first two games, with the odds of 27/20 (2.35). According to the bookmakers, India remain favourites at 1/2 (1.50).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- West Indies vs India, 3rd T20I
- August 8, 2023 – 2:30 PM GMT
- Providence Stadium, Guyana
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The pitches at Providence Stadium in Guyana aren’t great for batting with spinners generally getting good assistance. There have been 49 men’s T20s played here so far, with the average batting first score reading 147.
The weather doesn’t look promising as Guyana could witness showers in some parts on Tuesday morning. There’s a 40% chance of precipitation predicted for the morning, shooting up to 99% in the afternoon.
West Indies vs India Prediction
India have now lost back to back international games against West Indies for the first time since 2006. However, they still have a good enough side to bounce back. They possess a potent spin bowling attack that can exploit the weakness of West Indies batters. India lead the head to head record, with 17 wins out of 27 T20I encounters.
Tilak to be India's Top Run Scorer
Joseph to be West Indies' Top Bowler
Tilak Varma has been impressive in the series, following a 22-ball 39 on his debut with a fifty in the second game. Bet on Varma to be the top batter for India at 9/2 (5.50). Nicholas Pooran made 41 runs in the opening game and backed it up with 67 off 40 deliveries in the second. Bet on him to be West Indies’ top batter at 5/2 (3.50).
Our Prediction: Tilak Varma to be India’s top run-scorer at 9/2 (5.50).
Alzarri Joseph has 24 wickets in international T20s from 14 games at 13.5 strike rate and is coming off 2/28 in the last game. Bet on Joseph to be the top bowler for West Indies at 13/5 (3.60). Yuzvendra Chahal has snared 2 for 24 and 2 for 19 in the first two matches of this series. Back him to be India’s best bowler at 13/5 (3.60).
Our Prediction: Alzarri Joseph to be West Indies’ top wicket-taker at 13/5 (3.60).
Man of the Match
Hardik Pandya picked three wickets in the previous game. He’s bowling regularly and that increases his chances of making an impact in the match. You can bet on Hardik to be the player of the match at 10/1 (11.00).
Our Prediction: Hardik Pandya to be the Man of the Match at 10/1 (11.00) odds.
West Indies vs India Preview
West Indies have a 2-0 lead in this five-match series and India have to win on Tuesday to keep it alive. Here’s a look at two teams before they lock horns in the third T20I.
Following their four-run victory in the first game, West Indies edged out India by two wickets in the second T20I. Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd and Akeal Hosein claimed two wickets each before Nicholas Pooran hammered 67 off 40.
Jason Holder was injured while batting during the last game and could be replaced by Odean Smith or Roston Chase. Johnson Charles has had two low scores and West Indies could bring in Shai Hope.
Squad: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell (c), Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
In the previous game, Indian bowlers reduced the equation to 21 off 18 with two wickets remaining after West Indies needed 27 off 37 at one point. But could not close the game. Tilak Varma scored a fifty earlier while Hardik Pandya (3/35) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/19) starred with the ball.
Kuldeep Yadav missed the last game but he should return for this fixture. Yashasvi Jaiswal could come in for Ishan Kishan.
Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, 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
For the fans from the UK, you can watch all the live action of the third T20I between West Indies and India on BT Sports.
- BT Sports (TV)
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