The West Indies vs Scotland betting odds are in ahead of the third match of what should be an intriguing affair. The Caribbean side may be the most successful side in the competition, but their poor performance in the last competition means they have to qualify alongside the lesser-talented teams.
The first ball is bowled from 9.30 am IST on Monday 17th October at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart - we have arranged some great value shouts for those engaging in cricket betting online ahead of the clash.
There won’t be any big Scottish surprise here - our West Indies vs Scotland betting tips are heavily leaning towards a win for the two-time champions. The Caribbean side have a much deeper squad with international-class players, and despite boasting some dangerous players, the Scots are deservedly outsiders.
The odds are too short to be seriously investing in them, however. Here at Pure Win, we pride ourselves in offering high pre-match pricing. The West Indies are available at 1.13, among the highest odds in the industry on this outcome, but prospective returns are too small to invest too heavily - especially when you consider Scotland made the Super 12s in 2021.
Instead, we are going to earmark some individual bets for bigger returns. We are anticipating the West Indies to pile on the runs in Hobart - in Scotland’s two T20 clashes with New Zealand earlier in the year, they conceded scores of 254/5 and 225/5 in two heavy defeats. They’ll need to bat first, of course, but if they do, we like the look of a century to be scored in the match at 12.0. It’s a huge price, but the pitches tend to be flat in Hobart, and the likes of Evan Lewis and Brandon King can fill their boots against a brittle bowling attack.
In terms of the Scottish batting stocks, keep an eye on Calum MacLeod - the batter has hit five ODI half centuries and two centuries and 736 runs in this calendar year. If Scotland do register a competitive score, he’s likely to be one of the architects. You can back him at odds of 5.3 to finish top scorer for Scotland.
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Kieron Pollard announced his international retirement earlier in the year - he will leave a huge hole in West Indies short format cricket. Another notable absentee is Shimron Hetmyer - the destructive batter missed a flight to Australia with the squad, and was withdrawn by selectors as a result.
They have won just one of their last eight games in this format under the stewardship of new skipper Nicolas Pooran, but there is a feeling the tournament can provide a refuge for his team.
Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
Previous skipper Kyle Coetzer announced his retirement from the game earlier in the year - he has been replaced by destructive hitter Richie Berrington as the leader of the side.
It’s likely going to be between Scotland, Ireland, and Zimbabwe for the second qualifying spot into the Super 12s - a surprise win over West Indies would go some way to sealing qualification into England’s group.
George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington (c), Calum McLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir, Brad Wheal, Josh Davey.
The Blundstone Arena has hosted three Twenty20 internationals in its history - the average first innings score here is 182.33, with two of the results won by the team batting first.
The West Indies should win this one - but perhaps look at the individual betting markets for bigger returns.