India vs West Indies, 1st ODI 2014 – Cricket Betting Tips

India will play West Indies in a five match One Day series at home in what could be a one sided contest. West Indies have always struggled to be consistent and they will be even further hampered by the loss of Sunil Narine. Narine was banned from bowling in the finals of the recently concluded Champion League T20 tournaments. Hence, the West Indies board has decided to withdraw him from the series to avoid taking any chances. If Narine were to be called during this series then it could have greater implications for the team as he is a key component for them during the world cup next year.

However, the withdrawal of Narine will definitely be a good thing for India as the main threat has been neutralized from the beginning. Narine has shown his magic in Indian conditions during the IP and Champions League T20 over the years. He is one of the best spin bowlers in the world at the moment in limited overs format. His non-inclusion will favor the Indian team even more as they are a great side at home. It will not be easy for West Indies to beat India in the absence of their star players, Sunil Narine and Chris Gayle.

However, the absence of these players will certainly give others a chance to show their talent. Dwayne Smith has been in great form and will look to provide explosive starts at the top of the order. The absence of Narine will provide a chance to left arm bowler Benn. He has a good height and can bowl good trajectory that may come handy in Indian conditions. Though, Benn has not troubled Indian batsmen in the past, it is a great chance for him to cement his place in the team for the world cup.

The Indian team will be full of confidence after a domestic team won the Champions League T20. Dhoni, Raina nad Jadeja will all be a part of this series after good performances in the tournament. Kuldeep Yadav is a young prospect and he will probably make his debut in this series. Rohi Sharma will be missing the series on account of injury so Dhawan and Rahane will look to put in solid performances in his absence. There are not too many problems with the Indian team as they have a balanced team for Indian conditions. They are the favorites to win the first match.

Winner: India, 1.52 @ Bet365