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West Indies vs Australia 2nd ODI Betting Tips 23/07/2021

Teams Status

Australia

After the 4-1 drubbing, it was suspected that Australia ‘s struggles might also seep in the ODIs – their format of comfort – but in the opening match, they were as dominant as ever. Their pace duo of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood were as superb as they ever are in 50-over format, picking up eight wickets between themselves and bundling out their hosts for just 123 when their target was 253.

The batting wasn’t spectacular but it still did pretty well on a pitch that had a few tricks up its sleeve. Captain Alex Carey once again showed character, helping his side recover from 114 for 4.

By his side was comeback kid Ashton Turner, who contributed a 45-ball 49 and gave the hint of making a claim for a continued place in the middle order.

West Indies

After multiple remarkable batting displays in the T20I series, the West Indies faltered on the first ask in the ODI series. With the pitch giving few chances of free stroke play, the hosts struggled, with the exception of captain Kieron Pollard, who scored 56 in a losing cause.

The Shai Hope-sized hole at the top of the order was clearly felt as batsman after batsman threw away their wicket. Even experienced campaigners such as Darren Bravo and Jason Holder were extremely irresponsible with their shot selection. Holder’s ODI form should be a cause of concern for the team management as he has hit the roughest of rough patches since World Cup 2019 and has lost his mojo both with the bat and ball.

Hayden Walsh Jr was the sole positive as he finished with 39-5 and continued to be a nightmare for Aussie batters.

What do the Sportsbook Say

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Australia are the favourites for the second ODI. 22Bet and MelBet both have Australia priced at 1.54 and West Indies at 2.388, whereas Betway has Australia available for 1.61 and West Indies for 2.20.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Australia to win at 1.61

As we at times say, this is a chalkier play than we’d like but the edge is so prominent and defined that we can’t help back Australia here. Carey’s men have a better chance of figuring out Walsh Jr than the Windies have of maneuvering past Aussie bowlers. We don’t have to make a hard sell for a side that has won five ODI World Cups. This play can be found on Betway.

Tip: Highest score 1st 15 overs – West Indies @ 1.90

You can see that this West Indies ODI unit is still standing on a T20I structure, which is why they tend to fizzle out as the overs go past the 20-mark. In the opening match, their top order collapsed but if that does not happen, then the Windies batters can always be relied to make more runs in the first 15 overs than their opposition, thanks to their roots in the hard-hitting T20 cricket. This play can be found on Betway.

Conclusion

West Indies are fish out of water in any format that exceeds 20 overs. These are the ODIs so get an idea of what is going to happen to them in this series.

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