After a 2-0 and a 3-1 drubbing in test and ODI series, India will eye to improve their records against Windies in the shortest format of the game when both the teams will meet at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday evening in the first of the three-match series.
The hosts have failed to manage a single win in the last four T20Is played against the Windies. Also, it was Kolkata’s Eden Gardens where the visitors thrashed India in 2016 T20 World Cup Semi Final and ended up being the world champions. With the likes of Carlos Brathwaite, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo and Andre Russell, Windies is expected to put a tough contest in front of hosts.
India’s last win over Windies in T20I dates back to 23 March 2014 when the Men in Blue thrashed Windies by 7 wickets while chasing 129 runs target in World T20. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were the key players with the bat for India while Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowler.
With Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni missing from the squad, Rohit Sharma has the charge of the team comprising of young individuals in the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya and Shahbaz Nadeem. All the four have gained a call based on their impressive performances in the recently concluded domestic tournament.
When: November 04, Sunday at 07:00 PM IST
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
So, let’s move forward to playing 11 and betting odds.
Here’s the probable playing 11 –
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey/Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Shimron Hetmyer, Denesh Ramdin, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Darren Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Obed McCoy, Khary Pierre/Oshane Thomas
Now, let’s have a look at the betting odds.
According to Bet365, the odds for India to win the match are 1.36 while the odds for Windies to win the game are 3.20. So, if you place a 100 INR bet, you will get a return of 136 INR if India wins the game while 320 INR if Windies turns out to be the winner.
As per Betfair, the odds in favour of India winning the match are 1.41 while the odds for Windies winning the game are 3.5.
So, as per the above IND vs WI who will win betting odds, India are favourite.
While the betting odds are in favour of India, the records depict a different story. In the last four encounters, Windies has managed to cross the line each time and has turn out to be the winner. The visitors thrashed India in the 2016 T20 World Cup Semi-final at the same venue to advance to the finals and name the trophy.
According to our IND vs WI today match prediction, it is an evenly poised contest.