West Indies face India in the second T20I on Monday, August 1 at Warner Park in St. Kitts and Nevis from 8:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
The Indian cricket team beat West Indies by 68 runs in the first T20I. The Men in Blue put on a formidable 190 for 6 thanks to Rohit Sharma’s 44-ball 64 and Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten 19-ball 44 towards the end. Alzarri Joseph picked two wickets with the ball while Akeal Hosein bowled an economical spell of 1/14 in his four overs.
The West Indian chase was cut down to 122/8 by the Indian bowlers. Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi picked two wickets each with the ball for the Indian side. Shamarh Brooks was the top-scorer for the hosts with 20 runs. India last lost a T20 match to the Windies back in December 2019.
West Indies vs India 2nd T20I odds
Parimatch odds: West Indies: 2.80, India: 1.40
10CRIC odds: West Indies: 2.92, India: 1.40
Betway odds: West Indies: 2.87, India: 1.40
Dafabet odds: West Indies: 2.98, India: 1.42
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
West Indies vs India head-to-head in T20Is
India and West Indies have played each other 21 times in T20 cricket. The visitors have won 14 while the hosts have won six, and one match finished without a result.
India have won the last five T20 matches against the West Indian cricket team.
West Indies vs India 2nd T20I probable playing XI
West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (captain & wicket-keeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Odeon Smith, Alzarri Joseph.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh
West Indies vs India 2nd T20I top picks
West Indies: Shimron Hetmyer will be the player to watch out for from the hosts. The southpaw has scored 680 runs in the format at an average of 21.25. The 25-year-old has scored 192 runs against India at a strike rate of 133.33 in the shortest format.
India: Rohit Sharma is the top pick from the Indian side. The right-handed batter is the leading run-scorer in T20Is with 3,443 runs in 121 innings. The 35-year-old has scored 649 runs against the Windies at an average of 40.56 in the shortest format.
West Indies vs India 2nd T20I prediction
India will start as favourites to win the second T20I. The visitors have been a very consistent side in the shortest format for a while now and have dominated the West Indies for over a decade.
West Indies will have the advantage of playing at home but will find it difficult to beat a strong Indian side. However, the hosts have a strong T20 team and can beat any opponent on a given day.
West Indies vs India 2nd T20I playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 29°C
Wind: 25 km/h