The 1st of the three-match ODI will be played between West Indies and Australia starting Tuesday, July 20. The match will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. I have assorted three of the best betting tips from the WI vs AUS 1st ODI match prediction.
Australia's tour of West Indies is all set to move to its second leg in the form of a three-match ODI series. West Indies come into this series with high confidence after thrashing Australia 4-1 in the T20I series. It was the first bilateral series win for the West Indies against Australia in nearly 15 years. The last time West Indies and Australia had taken part in a bilateral ODi series against each other was during the West Indies Tour of Australia in 2013. Out of the six ODI against Australia played at the Kensington Oval, West Indies have won a couple of matches.
The momentum is in favour of West Indies who had completed a clean sweep over Sri Lanka in their last ODI series at home. On the other hand, Australia will be without a number of their key players from the squad along with their captain Aaron Finch. This will be Australia's first ODI game since early December last year when they beat Indiaby 2-1. Meanwhile, Australia is expected to make a come-back in the white-balls series while West Indies will try to continue with their winning momentum. As the team's gear up for the opening ODI take a look at the top three betting tips from the WI vs AUS match prediction.
Both teams have a pretty strong batting lineup and there are some great betting opportunities available for this match. Take a look at the top two player betting tips from the WI vs AUS match prediction.
The right-handed Windies batsman has played a key role in the white-ball format. His form has been at a very high level for a long time. He has only played one ODI match against the Aussies and averages at 68.00 from them. In the recently concluded three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, the wicketkeeper batter went on to score 64, 84 and 110 runs in the three innings respectively. Hope has held on to his consistency with the bat in the 76 ODI innings played with a career average of 53.74 and 3547 runs. In these 81 matches, Hope has smashed ten centuries and nineteen fifties. The wicket-keeper batter has played 31 matches at home and amassed 984 runs from them at an average of 37.84. Shai Hope has scored half-centuries in each of his last 6 ODI innings.
Shai Hope also happens to be the top run scorer of West Indies in the ODI format over a year's time. He has piled 258 runs from 3 innings played at an astounding average of 86.00. Under the captaincy of Kieron Pollard, the 23-year-old batsman has played 15 innings to score 991 runs from them at a brilliant average of 82.58. Hope generally comes out to bat in the third position and has batted in 38 matches to amass 1266 runs at 37.33. He is an excellent bet for West Indies top run scorer in this match as well. Dafabet.com has offered betting odds of 1.87 for Shai Hope to score over 42.5 runs in the WI vs AUS match prediction.
Mitchell Marsh was Australia's most consistent batsman during the T20I series in St Lucia. He was the top run scorer among batsmen with 219 (30, 75, 9, 54 & 51) runs from 5 innings at a fancy average of 43.80. The Australian all rounder has played 60 ODI matches for his team since his debut in 2011. He averages 34.36 from these 56 innings with 1615 runs under his belt. The 29-year-old batsman has come out to bat in 4 matches against the Windies and made 136 runs from them at 68.00. He has scored above 25 runs in two of these four innings.
Mitchell Marsh averages 35.00 from the 29 away matches he has played till date. He has 805 runs to his name from the 28 away innings played. He classifies as a hard-hitting all rounder who bats in the middle-order. On the back of some impressive performances, Marsh is considered to be a key player for the Aussie squad. The middle-order batsman generally comes out to bat in the 6th or 7th position in the batting line up. He has scored 655 and 700 runs respectively at these positions at an average of 32.50 and 36.84. Dafabet.com has offered betting odds of 1.87 for Mitchell Marsh to score over 25.5 runs in the WI vs AUS match prediction.
The winner odds offered by the affiliates is a very close-knit competition. However, the oddsmakers are rooting for Australia to be the winner by a slight margin. Hence to be safe I have picked one top team bet from the WI vs AUS match prediction.
After reviewing the teams statistics individually, this bet is a stellar and lies in favour of the Aussies. Considering the three-match series that Australia last played against India in 2020, they managed to strike 90 fours in the three innings played. This averaged to 30 fours per match. Aaron Finch and Steven Smith had individually contributed 22 and 25 fours each, but both the players will not be a part of the ODI series going forward. Hence Australia will be looking up to Mitchell Marsh who has striked the most number of fours in the T20I series. Marsh went on to hit 20 fours in the five innings played. He also records 134 fours gathered from the 60 ODI matches played in his career.
On the other hand, in spite of West Indies winning their ODI series against Sri Lanka in March 2021, they could not go big on fetching runs from smaller boundaries. They played three innings and made 55 fours from them at an average of 18.33 fours per match. However the one time that West Indies went overboard in hitting more smaller boundaries than Australia was in the Tri-Nation Series back in 2016 when they hit 21 fours in one match while Australia were at 13 fours. Australia and West Indies had last played a five-match ODI series when West Indies had toured Australia in 2013. Australia had made 110 fours from the five innings which averaged at 22 fours per match while West Indies had 93 fours at an average of 18.6 fours per match. Dafabet.com has offered betting odds of 1.56 for Australia to hit most match 4's in the WI vs AUS match prediction.
Shai Hope To Score Over 42.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Dafabet.com)
Mitchell Marsh To Score Over 25.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Dafabet.com)
Australia To Hit Most Match 4's - @ 1.56 (Dafabet.com)