Bangladesh and West Indies will begin their 1st ODI of a three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Wednesday, January 20.
The ICC Men's Cricket World Super league began in 2020 and this is the first match for both teams in the series. The last ODI’s played by West Indies were in Sri Lanka, where they lost all three matches. Bangladesh had suffered the same fate against the Sri Lankans in 2019, and since then they have gone on to beat Zimbabwe in all games in a three-match series. Bangladesh are the favourites to win this match at home, as they have scraped a win in their last 5 matches against West Indies. While the odds for Bangladesh to win are pretty low, I have gathered the top winning bets from the market with the best odds, to get your money flowing in the game.
This is a safe bet from the game that you can go for, and all things considered, it has quite good odds. Shai Hope and Sunil Ambris were opening for West Indies in the matches against Sri Lanka, and are expected to be the openers in the squad. While West Indies were dominated by the bowling prowess of Sri Lanka in the matches, the openers held up quite well. West Indies have scored a total of 232 runs from their opening partnerships in their last 5 matches at an average of 46.2 runs, and this alone seems like a good reason to put your money on the bet! While Sunil Ambris is new to the squad and has not yet played at Dhaka, he has an average of 65.00 from the 3 matches he has come to bat against Bangladesh. Shai Hope scored 143, and 46 runs on the pitch the last time he was batting there in 2018, and has a great record against Bangladesh too with an average of 94.75 from 10 matches against them! These records speak highly of the players and you should definitely go for this bet. If you want a riskier bet with higher payoff, Sportsbet is offering the odds of 1.85 for the 1st Dismissal of West Indies to be over 21.5 runs, which is a good bet to go for. LeoVegas is offering the best odds of 1.79 for West Indies to have a total opening partnership of over 19.5 runs.
Both the teams have solid hitters in them and have been scoring a lot of boundaries in their games. Bangladesh has been averaging at 23.5 fours per game from their last 5 matches, while West Indies has an average of hitting 20.6 fours per game from their previous 5 matches. You might be thinking then, why I am asking you to put your money on this market. It's because the two teams have not hit over a total of 41 boundaries in their last 5 games, hitting fours at an average of 34.8 from the matches. This is not it, two of those matches were at Dhaka, on this pitch and the teams managed to hit a total of 27 and 34 fours in the two matches. Sher-e-Bangla Stadium has a record of getting lower than 41 fours in the last 9 out of 10 games held there, with more fours being hit in a match between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka on a one-off occasion where Zimbabwe won. Royal Panda has offered great odds of 1.85 for this bet and you should definitely put your money on it now.
This is one of the safest bets to go for in the market, and I am about to conclusively show you that. I already talked about West Indies and their impressive average of 46.2 runs per match from their opening partnerships in the last 5 games. I am vouching for this bet because Bangladesh has an even better average of 84.0 runs per match from their opening partnerships in the last 5 matches played by Bangladesh, with a total of 405 runs from their opening partnerships from them. This clearly shows how much their openers, Liton Das and Tamil Iqbal have outclassed the Windies team. This is prevalent in their head to head performances too, where West Indies have a total of 325 runs from their opening partnerships in the last 7 games against Bangladesh at an average of 46.42, while Bangladesh have scored a total of 405 runs from their opening partnerships against West Indies at an average of 57.86. West Indies managed to score higher than Bangladesh in only one of the seven matches and Bangladesh scored higher than West Indies in the last two matches they faced on the pitch. 10Cric.com has offered odds of 1.76 for Bangladesh to have the highest opening partnership.
West Indies opening partnership to be over 19.5 runs - @1.79 (LeoVegas.com)
Total Fours to be under 42.5 - @1.85 (RoyalPanda.com)
Bangladesh to score Highest Opening Partnership - @1.76 (10Cric.com)