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IND vs WI 2020 Match Predictions

India are scheduled to travel to the West Indies and the United States from 3rd August till 3rd September for a full-fledged tour comprising three T20Is, as many ODIs and two test matches. The tour will begin with the first two matches of the T20 international series played at Lauderhill in Florida. The third T20I as well as the opening ODI will be played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana while the final two ODIs will be played at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad. Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua will host the first test while the second test will be played at the Sabina Park in Jamaica. India are also scheduled to play a three-day practice match ahead of the test series.

Read on for team previews, betting odds, tips and predictions for India's tour of West Indies and USA 2019....

India vs West Indies 2019 Schedule

Date Match Details Time
Aug 03, Sat West Indies vs India, 1st T20I
Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
8:00 PM IST, 02:30 PM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Aug 04, Sun West Indies vs India, 2nd T20I
Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
8:00 PM IST, 02:30 PM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Aug 06, Tue West Indies vs India, 3rd T20I
Providence Stadium, Guyana
8:00 PM IST, 02:30 PM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Aug 08, Thu West Indies vs India, 1st ODI
Providence Stadium, Guyana
7:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL
Aug 11, Sun West Indies vs India, 2nd ODI
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
7:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL
Aug 14, Wed West Indies vs India, 3rd ODI
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
7:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL
Aug 22, Thu - Aug 26, Mon West Indies vs India, 1st Test
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
7:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL
Aug 30, Fri - Sep 03, Tue West Indies vs India, 2nd Test
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
8:00 PM IST, 02:30 PM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL

West Indies - Team Preview and Performance

WI Team News

West Indies have recalled all-rounders Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard in their 14-man T20I squad for the first two matches. Chris Gayle withdrew himself from selection and has opted to play the Global T20 Canada instead. Andre Russell, who was ruled out of the World Cup due to injury midway through the tournament, has also been included in the squad. However, he will have to clear a fitness test before the start of the series. The selectors have also picked John Campbell and Khary Pierre while Anthony Bramble, who has received a maiden call-up, will serve as a backup for wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran. Carlos Brathwaite will be leading the West Indian team in the T20 international series.

WI Key Players

The West Indian batting will rely mainly on Evin Lewis, who is amongst the top ten T20I batsmen in the world, apart from Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard. All four are big hitters of the ball and can clear the boundary with ease. Pollard is one of the leading run-getters for the side in T20Is with 788 runs. The Windies will hope that Russell is able to replicate what he did in the IPL. Nicholas Pooran has been in good form and he too is a key figure in this batting group.

In terms of bowling, there will be plenty of expectations on pacers Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas who were the best bowlers for the Windies in the World Cup with nine wickets each. The former has been in good rhythm and the onus will be on him to take wickets in the powerplay. Carlos Brathwaite and Sunil Narine are two other quality options available in this squad. Narine is the most experienced bowler in the side and is the third-highest wicket-taker for the West Indies in the T20 format with 50 wickets in 48 matches.

WI  Recent Form

In T20Is: West Indies have lost five of their last seven series in the 20-over format of the game. Their most recent T20I assignment was a three-match home series against England earlier this year in March which they lost 0-3. Prior to that however, the Windies claimed a 2-1 win against Bangladesh in Bangladesh last year in December.

In ODIs: West Indies have been struggling even more in 50-over cricket and are coming on the back of a very disappointing World Cup campaign. They are yet to win their first ODI series since 2015 and the last time they won a series in this format was in August 2014 when they swept Bangladesh 3-0 at home. The Windies last played a bilateral ODI series in February-March 2019 against England at home - a five-match series which ended in a 2-2 draw.

In Tests: West Indies have shown a bit of improvement in the longest format over the past couple of years. They have won three, lost as many and drawn one of their last seven series. Their most recent test series came at the start of this year in January-February; it was a three-match home series against England which the hosts won 2-1.

India - Team Preview and Performance

IND Team News

India's squad for West Indies does not include MS Dhoni who has made himself unavailable for the entire tour. In his absence, Rishabh Pant will be keeping wickets in the limited-overs series while Wriddhiman Saha, who is returning from the injury he had sustained in South Africa last year, will be doing the glovework in the test series. All-rounders Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar have not been included in the side as the former has been rested while the latter has not completely recovered from the toe injury which ruled him out of the World Cup.

Test specialist Murali Vijay has been ignored due to his poor form and so is Prithvi Shaw who is recovering from a hip injury. Shikhar Dhawan returns to the ODI setup which also features the likes of Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Khaleel Ahmed and uncapped pacer Navdeep Saini. Dinesh Karthik, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah are not part of the T20I squad. Instead, the Indian selectors have gone with the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and Washington Sundar.

IND Key Players

Virat Kohli is generally India's key batsman across all three formats. The skipper is the world's best batsmen in ODI and test cricket and he delivered some impressive performances in the World Cup as well. The visitors will also bank on Rohit Sharma, the second-ranked ODI batsman, along with his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul to contribute heavily with the bat in the limited-overs series. Cheteshwar Pujara will return for the tests and he is India's most reliable batsman at the top of the order. He has three double hundreds and averages 51.19 in the game's purest format.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the key man in India's inexperienced T20 bowling attack. The swing bowler did a good job in the World Cup and he will look to create pressure on the West Indian batsmen in the powerplay with his wicket-to-wicket bowling. Mohammed Shami, who picked 14 wickets in the World Cup, will feature in the ODIs and tests and will pose a big threat to the hosts with the new ball. Wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will be the wicket-taking options in the middle overs in the ODI series. Jasprit Bumrah, with 18 wickets, was the best bowler for India in the World Cup and he is likely to make a big impact in the test series.

IND Recent Form

In T20Is: Until this year, India had been faring pretty well in the shortest format. They have not been able to register a series win on the previous three occasions; a 1-1 draw against Australia in Australia was followed by a 1-2 loss against New Zealand in New Zealand and a 0-2 sweep against Australia at home in their most recent T20I series which was played in February.

In ODIs: India had a very good time at the World Cup where they lost just one game during the league phase and finished as table-toppers. They, however, will be disappointed having narrowly missed out on a finals berth after their defeat against New Zealand in the semi-final. Before the tournament, India had lost to Australia 2-3 at home after having won four ODI series on the bounce (including the Asia Cup held last year in the UAE).

In Tests: Since 2015, India have lost only two out of the twelve test series which is enough to show how impressive they have been in red-ball cricket. After being humbled in England last year with a 1-4 series loss, the Virat Kohli-led side carried out a 2-0 whitewash of the West Indies at home and then beat Australia 2-1 in their backyard in a series of four test matches.

India tour of West Indies 2019 Squads

West Indies T20 Squad

Carlos Brathwaite (c), Anthony Bramble, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas

India T20 Squad

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar

India ODI Squad

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav

India Test Squad

Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav

India vs West Indies Head-to-Head in Tests

In T20Is: India and West Indies have both won five times each in the ten completed T20 internationals that have been played between them. The two teams last played a T20I series against each other last year in November - a series of three matches held in India with the hosts emerging victorious 3-0.

In ODIs: A total of 127 one-day internationals have been played between the two countries with 62 of those being won by the Windies and 60 by India. Two of those encounters have resulted in ties while three have ended in no results. West Indies have not beaten India in an ODI series since 2007. The men in blue have won on all the previous eight occasions which includes last year's 3-1 victory at home.

In Tests: Despite India's recent dominance over the Windies in test cricket, the latter still lead the scoreline 30-20 from 96 matches. West Indies last won in this format during India's visit in 2002.Since then, they have lost all the seven test series that have been played between the two sides till date. India played a two-test series against the Windies last year in October at home and registered comfortable wins in both the matches.

WI vs Ind T20 Series Betting Odds

India are favorites amongst the bookmakers to win the T20I series. The visitors are 1.40 with Bet365 while hosts West Indies find themselves as huge underdogs at a much higher price of 3.

India vs West Indies T20 Series Prediction

West Indies may have slipped to the ninth spot in the ICC T20I rankings but they are a very dangerous side when it comes to the 20-over format. The two-time World T20 winners boast plenty of destructive batsmen in their squad like Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer. Even Sunil Narine and Carlos Brathwaite are known for their big-hitting prowess and the world has already seen how much damage they can do with the bat in T20 cricket.

India, on the other hand, don't have too many batsmen who can play the big shots right from the word go. They also have a very inexperienced bowling attack. Barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar and 
Ravindra Jadeja, there is not much quality in the bowling department and this will have the West Indian batsmen licking their lips. The home team has power-hitters till right down their batting order and the short boundaries at Lauderhill will make their job a lot easier.

West Indies are champions of the format and we expect them to win the series.

India vs West Indies Test Series Prediction

The gap between the two teams begins to widen drastically as the game becomes longer in duration and this is clearly evident from the rankings. While India hold the first and second positions in the ICC test and ODI rankings respectively, West Indies find themselves eighth in tests and ninth in ODIs. The hosts do have plenty of explosive batsmen in their side but most of them have the tendency of getting carried away and throwing away their wickets at the wrong time by playing recklessly. The visitors, in contrast, have the kind of batsmen in their ranks who are more suited for these formats. Moreover, India's bowling will be back to full-strength again which is another reason why we feel they stand a better chance of winning the ODI and the test series.

Final Verdict

Back West Indies to beat India in the T20I series at 3 with Bet365.

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