Neither India nor the West Indies has scored a century in their One Day International series so far and the best bet in the series-deciding Third One Day International between the teams is no individual ton at odds of 2.10 with Bet365.
India won the First One Day International by six wickets with 88 balls remaining after the West Indies failed to set a decent target for the home side. Darren Bravo top scored for the West Indies with 59 runs and it did not take long for India to rattle off the 212 runs that it needed, with Virat Kohli claiming top home batsman honours with 86 runs.
The West Indies levelled the series by winning the Second One Day International by two wickets but the away team had only three balls left when Darren Sammy hit the winning runs. Sammy top scored for the West Indies with 63 runs not out, while Kohli was India’s top batsman with 99 runs. Kohli was caught by Jason Holder off the bowling of Veerasammy Permaul as he tried to reach 100 runs off his 100th ball.
There are two main reasons why betting on the Third One Day International between India and the West Indies no featuring a century appeals: the batting form of the top batsmen on both teams and the venue’s One Day International history.
Anyone betting on the Third One Day International between India and the West Indies featuring a century is probably banking on one of the Indians to get the job done. The men batting for the West Indies have been in abysmal form during their tour of India. Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored a ton for the West Indies in their warm-up match against Uttar Pradesh but the touring side’s four Test and One Day International games have produced an individual high score of 65 runs, which was Marlon Samuels’s first score in the First Test.
Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium will stage the Third One Day International between India and the West Indies. The ground has hosted only 12 One Day International matches but most of them have been relatively low-scoring affairs, with just one team score in excess of 260 runs. Therefore, it is somewhat surprising to find that six of those 12 games have featured at least one century. Even so, one would have to say that the odds of India and the West Indies not managing at least one ton between them should be shorter than Bet365’s quote.
Regarding to the result of the Third One Day International between India and the West Indies, one would have to agree with bookmakers than the Indians are the warm favourites at odds of 1.33 with Stan James. India has won eight of its 11 One Day International matches at Green Park Stadium and it is the world’s number one side in the 50-over-a-team format with an official rating of 122 points. The West Indies are ranked seventh on 90 rating points and stringing together two or more positive results is not exactly their forte.
One Day International games mean more to Indian supporters than fans of any other side so one can expect the home team to be switched on in the Third One Day International after allowing the West Indies to level the series last time out.
One does not necessarily have to wait for the toss before placing one’s Third One Day International bets. The history books suggest that One Day International matches at Green Park Stadium are not skewed according to which side bats first, with the first-to-bat team winning five and losing seven of the 12 games at the 60,000 capacity facility.
Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.
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