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West Indies vs Pakistan 3rd T20I Betting Tips 01/08/2021

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West Indies

Thanks to the washed out opening T20I and their win in the second game, Pakistan can clinch the series today when they clash with the West Indies in the penultimate match of what was supposed to be a five-match series but now comprises only four games due to Covid.

Pakistan had troubled the Windies in the incomplete series opener and they did the same in the second T20I, troubling their host largely with their spin.

Mohammad Hafeez was unplayable this time. He had given away 12 runs in his sole over in the opening match of the series but in the second one he gave up just six runs in all four of his overs combined. He even bowled a maiden over – something that’s almost unheard of in T20 cricket these days.

The performance solidified and validated the widely held notion that the Windies cannot handle quality, suffocating spin.

With the bat, Babar Azam must have felt that his side was a little short despite it being a difficult wicket to bat on. That’s because they had gotten a brilliant start and were 112-1 at one point in the 15th over. From that, to settle for just 157-8 was a tad abysmal. Nonetheless, it proved enough and the Men in Green are on the cusp of a series win.

West Indies

West Indies once against fell to their kryptonite, losing the second T20I to Pakistan by seven runs and going 1-0 down in the series. They were unimpressive with the ball at the start of the match and even though they staged a late comeback, the score had surpassed the 150-mark, which was always going to be difficult to get on a difficult Providence wicket.

In the run chase, they lost their first wicket for naught on the second ball of the innings and never recovered from that early setback.

Had it not been for Nicholas Pooran’s unbeaten 62, the Windies would have lost by a wide margin than the seven runs that eventually proved the difference.

If the Calypso Kings are to save the series, their star-studded batting has to click and has to find a way past their Asian opponents’ quality spin bowling.

What do the Sportsbook Say

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Despite the defeat, West Indies are still the favourites. 22Bet has West Indies priced at 1.73 and Pakistan at 2.104. Betway has West Indies available for 1.72 and Pakistan for 2.05. Lastly, MelBet has West Indies priced at 1.736 and Pakistan at 2.11.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Pakistan to win @ 2.104

These Providence pitches are not easy to bat on and you really have to have a great technique to score runs here. And as we know, Pakistan rank much higher in the technique department that the West Indies, who rely on their power hitters and hope that they catch fire and turn the game in their favour. Pakistan’s is more a systematic approach. Therefore, we back them to win at odds of 2.104 with 22Bet.

Tip: Pakistan total 6’s over 4.5 @ 1.75

Pakistan’s middle and lower orders largely failed in the second T20I and they still managed to hit five maximums. Generally speaking, that does not happen often. Hence, we expect the Greenshirts batters to respond and be even better in the third T20I. Hitting five big ones is not a difficult job and we expect them to do so. The play can be found on 22Bet.

Conclusion

A Pakistan side carrying no extra pressure and playing with the underdogs tag is the most dangerous Pakistan side. This side does not appear to be taking any extra pressure so take the hint.

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