West Indies vs Australia – 1st ODI Betting Tips

After completing a comfortable win in the T20I series, Host West Indies will be looking to continue their winning momentum in the limited-overs series against Australia.

The opening game of the one-day series will be played at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday. For hosts, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetymer, and Roston Chase have been named in the limited-overs squad for the three-match T20I series.

On the other hand, Aaron Finch-led unit will be keen to bounce back strongly in the ODI series. The visitors are a better limited-overs side and will be looking to put on a strong show against West Indies.

Both teams have competed in 140 matches in the history of one-day format where Australia have an upper hand with 74 wins compared to West Indies’ 64 victories whereas three matches have ended in a tie. Three matches have been abandoned. 

In the previous five one-day matches between the two teams, Australia have registered victories on four occasions, while West Indies have come out on top on one occasion.

West Indies Form and Team News

The home return will be looking to continue their decent form in this limited-overs series. Captain Kieron Pollard will be hoping that the side can put in a disciplined performance at Barbados.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the openers Evin Lewis and Shai Hope to get the side off to a decent start.

The middle-order trio of Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, and Nicholas Pooran will need to make notable contributions with the bat in this series opener.

The All-rounder trio of Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard, and Fabian Allen will be given the task of providing quick runs at the back end of the innings.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on Jason Holder, Fabian Allen and Alzarri Joseph to deliver crucial wickets in this contest. 

Australia Form and Team News

The visitors will return to limited-overs action after almost seven months. The big positive from the T20I series was Mitchell Marsh showing consistency with the bat. All-rounder will be looking to continue his good form in the three-match ODI series.

In the batting department, the onus will be on opener Aaron Finch, wicket-keeper Matthew Wade, all-rounder duo of Mitchell Marsh and Moises Henriques to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Jason Behrendroff, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood to make crucial breakthroughs. Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar will be two spinners for this fixture.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Australia will be favorites to win the opening game of the ODI series to be played at Bridgetown in Barbados. For the series opener, West Indies are placed at 1.97 odds, while Australia at 1.77 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

With the likes of Shimron Hetymer, Sheldon Cottrell, and Nicholas Pooran showing decent form in the T20 series, the home side will be confident of doing well in the ODI series against Australia.

On the other hand, the visitors will be hoping that experienced players like Matthew Wade, Moises Henriques, and Alex Carey get find form and make decent contributions in this series opener.

Therefore, the prediction is for West Indies to register a comfortable win in the series opener at Barbados.

Tip 1: Shai Hope carry batting hopes for West Indies.

Since August 2019, Shai Hope has been a bankable performer for West Indies in limited-overs cricket. Hope has scored 991 runs in 15 one-day matches at an average of 82.58 with five centuries and six half-centuries to his name. 

Given his outstanding performances in limited-overs cricket, we are backing Shai Hope to score 30 runs or more @3.00

Tip 2: Adam Zampa aim to end their lean run in the ODI series

Despite having a quiet series with the ball in hand, Leg-spinner will be looking to deliver his best in the three-match ODI series. Since August 2019, Adam Zampa has claimed 27 wickets in 13 matches at an average of 23.74 with two four-wicket hauls. So we expect Adam Zampa to take one wicket or more in the first game against West Indies@3.50.

Conclusion

Expect Wes India to beat Australia by a comfortable margin and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.

  1. Shai Hope to score 30 runs or more in this contest-West Indies@3.00
  2. Adam Zampa to take one wicket or more in the first game against West Indies-Australia@3.50

 

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