June 24, 2018
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By Yash Mittal

India A Tri-nation series in England, 2018

India A vs Windies A, 3rd ODI Match Preview| IN-A vs WI-A WHO WILL WIN

After succumbing to a seven-wicket loss at the hands of England Lions in the opening fixture, India A would be looking to shrug off the demons and start afresh as they aim to address their fledgling campaign when they take on Windies A in the third fixture of the tri-nation series on Monday, June 25th, 2018.

After a dream starts to their tour where we saw the Indian A toddlers smash the third highest List A score against Leicestershire, the ‘Boys in Blue’ failed to replicate their starts against English Lions. Rishabh Pant with 64 was the highest run-scorer as the team stumbled to 232 in 50 overs, and any chances of them defending it were squashed by a pristine 128 from Nick Gubbins and a 68-ball-54 by Hain, as English Lions strolled home with death-defying ease.

Where:- Grace Road, Leicester

When:- Monday, June 25th, 2018, 03:30 PM IST

Their opponents in Windies A, are also coming off an 87-run thrashing at the hands of England Lions, thanks to a breathtaking 134-ball-145 by Sam Hain and a 51-ball-58 by skipper Mullaney to propel the hosts to 5-318 in 50 overs. In reply, the Windies started well with the openers putting up a 50-run stand, but an all-round bowling performance from the Lions meant the Windies were never really in the chase and barring fifties from Jason Mohammed and Rovman Powell, no other batsman could kick on and get a substantial score and were eventually bowled out for 231. So, who will win IN-A vs WI-A? Let us delve into the betting odds and our match analysis as part of our IN-A vs WI-A Today Match Prediction:-

Pitch Conditions

The County ground at Leicester offers an even contest between the bat and ball. In the last 10 List A games on this ground, teams batting first have won on six occasions while the chasing side has got the better of the opposition on four occasions.

IN-A vs WI-A Squads:-


Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Deepak Chahar, G H Vihari, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan, Prasidh Krishna, K Khaleel Ahmed, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Prithvi Shaw


Jason Mohammed(c), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Oshane Thomas, Jermaine Blackwood, Dominic Drakes, Chemar Holder, Sunil Ambris, Andre McCarthy, Keemo Paul, Rahkeem Cornwall, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Devon Thomas, Jomel Warrican

IN-A vs WI-A Key Players

For India-A, the likes of Agarwal (23), Gill (37), skipper Shreyas Iyer (42) and Rishabh Pant (64), all got starts, but none of them could kick on and get a substantial score. Come Monday, the onus will be on India A’s famed batting-order including prodigy Prithvi Shaw, who hit a whirlwind hundred leading into the tournament against Leicestershire, to deliver the goods and revive their team’s campaign.

On the bowling front, Chahar, Shardul Thakur, and Axar Patel, who claimed 1-40 in the previous match will be crucial.

As for the Windies, skipper Jason Mohammed and Rovman Powell have been in stupendous form thus far and will hold key against India.

In the bowling department, Chemar Holder and Rahkeem Cornwall are expected to lead against a strong India A batting unit.


As per the odds by Bet365, the odds in favor of IN-A winning the game is 1/7, meaning a return of Rs 114 over a claim of 100, while that of WI-A winning the encounter is 9/2, implying a stake of Rs 550 over 100.

Our Prediction:- As per the odds, IN-A will start as favorites against WI-A.

Yash Mittal

Just a Cricket lover!!

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