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West Indies vs Ireland 1st T20 Betting Tips - Lewis backed to score big runs at St Georges

Ireland’s lack of regular top tier opposition to cost them against West Indies
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West Indies are huge favourites to beat Ireland (Getty Images)

West Indies face Ireland in the 1st T20 at the National Cricket Stadium with the hosts as overwhelming favourites. Shimron Hetmyer and Evin Lewis were the West Indies most consistent batsmen on an impressive tour of India and are backed in the run-scoring markets.

West Indies Form 

Despite a 2-1 series defeat away from home against India the West Indies showed impressive form. With the series tied at 1-1 India proved too strong with a 67-run win in Mumbai. The hosts batted first and scored 240 runs.

In response the West Indies managed 173 runs with Shimron Hetmyer scoring 41 runs. Hetmyer was consistent throughout the series and scored over 22.5 runs in all three matches. He can be looked at in the batsman match runs market at 1.83.

Evin Lewis missed the final match but scored runs in the previous two and is tipped to be the Windies best batsman at 3.75. West Indies are outright favourites to win at 1.20.

West Indies News

West Indies have their star players available for this series although they may experiment later on in the series.

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Evin Lewis has been in consistent form for the West Indies and is tipped in the best batsman market (Getty Images)

Ireland Form

Ireland have won four of their last six T20 internationals but all those matches have been against Tier two opposition such as Netherlands and Namibia. Ireland’s last match against Namibia saw the Irish bat first and score 135 runs. 

Ireland dismissed Namibia for 108 runs to secure a 27-run victory in Dubai.

Ireland do not play enough matches against Tier one opposition so they can be difficult to judge. Some could find value in Ireland at 4.50 to win.

Ireland News

Ireland won’t change their side much from the ODI team that recently lost to the West Indies. Paul Stirling found some form which should be enough to see him open the batting while Andy Balbirnie remains their key player.

West Indies vs Ireland Head to Head

West Indies have won two of their three completed T20 internationals against Ireland. The last match between West Indies and Ireland took place in Kingston in 2014. In a low-scoring match the West Indies scored 96 runs but then restricted Ireland to 85 runs to take an 11 run win.

West Indies vs Ireland Betting Odds

West Indies are favourites at 1.20 while Ireland can be backed at 4.50. In the best batsman market Paul Stirling is priced at 4.00 for Ireland followed closely by Kevin O’Brien and Andy Balbirnie at 4.50.

For the West Indies Evin Lewis is paying 3.75 in the best batsman market with Shimron Hetmyer valued at 5.00. Hetmyer is priced at 1.83 to go over 22.5 runs in the batsman match runs market.

West Indies vs Ireland Match Up

West Indies have been pretty consistent in recent T20 internationals especially their batsmen. The key for Ireland is to get through the in-form Lendle Simmons, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicolas Pooran. Either of those players can win the game single-handedly so Ireland’s bowling will have to be on-point.

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Shimron Hetmyer has scored over 22.5 runs in his last three T20 innings (Getty Images)

West Indies vs Ireland Stats

  • West Indies have won 2 of their 3 T20 matches against Ireland.
  • West Indies Shimron Hetmyer has scored over 22.5 runs in his last 3 T20 internationals.
  • West Indies Evin Lewis has scored 40 runs in each of his last 2 T20 internationals.

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Where is the West Indies vs Ireland 1st T20 being played?

The West Indies vs Ireland 1st T20 is being played at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada.

When is the West Indies vs Ireland 1st T20 being played?

The West Indies vs Ireland 1st T20 is being played on Wednesday 15 January 2020 at 17:00 GMT.

What is the Grenada weather forecast?

The Grenada weather forecast is set to be hot and humid with a good chance of rain.

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The West Indies are comfortable favourites but with little value there I am focusing on Evin Lewis in the best batsman market at 3.75. Shimron Hetmyer can be backed in the batsman match runs market at 1.83.

Best West Indies Batsman Tip: Evin Lewis Best West Indies Batsman Market @3.75 at bet365 - 2 Units
Over 22.5 Runs Tip: Shimron Hetmyer Over/Under Run Market @1.83 at bet365 - 5 Units

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A nice profit of 9.65 units on this one as both bets came through despite the West Indies suffering a shock defeat.
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