India vs West Indies 1st ODI Betting Tips 06/02/2022

February 5, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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India vs West Indies 1st ODI Betting Tips 06/02/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 1st ODI between India and West Indies will be played on Feb 6 (Sunday) at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The match is to begin at 1:30pm IST.

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India return to home comfort after the humiliating tour of South Africa where they lost both the Test and ODI series, winning just a single game (1st Test) across six matches against a side thought of as the weaker of the two units.

Facing West Indies in the comfort of home could offer them the perfect tonic to feel good about themselves.

This game will officially see the start of Rohit Sharma era in India’s ODI cricket, with Virat Kohli having been sacked late last year. Sharma had skipped the South Africa tour.

Ahead of the series, India were hit by a Covid outbreak, which means Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Navdeep Saini (standby player) are all out. Mayank Agarwal has been drafted in as replacement.

West Indies

West Indies are coming off of a morale boosting 3-2 win over England in a home T20I series. While that was impressive, playing India in India is a different ball game altogether, especially when the format is 50 overs and not 20, to which the Windies are better suited.

The series is of importance as the next 50-over World Cup is in India next year and the Caribbean boys could use this opportunity to figure what works and what doesn’t for them.

A good news for Windies faithful is that their pacer Kemar Roach is back in the ODI side for the first time since August 2019. He isn’t as quick as he used to be but would still strengthen the tourists’ bowling unit.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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India are the favourites for this fixture. Parimatch has India priced at 1.25 and West Indies at 3.65. Paripesa has India available for 1.26 and West Indies for 4.02. Lastly, Sportsbet has India priced at 1.28 and West Indies at 3.75.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Rohit Sharma to score more than 39.5 runs @ 1.87

Rohit Sharma is back and he is back on Indian soil. There are few more dangerous batters than Sharma against weaker opposition on home turf. He bullies the weak in own backyard like few others. A well-rested Sharma is even more dangerous and should wreak havoc. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Nkrumah Bonner to score under 21.5 runs @ 1.87

India will be looking for a statement in this game and series so whoever gets to face the best of their bowlers will be directly in the line of fire. Bonner has played only three ODIs and bats in the middle overs when the cunning Indian spinners run rampant. We expect him to face a baptism of fire and fall early. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


There is not much to be said here. This is a big mismatch. The last time Windies toured India, they won the first match of the ODI series before losing the next two. Shimron Hetmyer got an incredible ton that day. He is not in this squad so don’t expect too many miracles, as miracles are what it would take for the tourists to get something from the series.

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