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<div><h2>Afghanistan vs West Indies First ODI</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/odi-series-afghanistan-vs-west-indies/afghanistan-vs-west-indies-3964649/?mtid=6" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Wednesday 6 November, Lucknow</strong></a></p><p>Not so long ago a one-day international series between these two would have been dismissed as an uncompetitive gimmick. Not anymore. Afghanistan’s fierce competitors are a match for a Windies outfit who have fallen on hard times. And the fact that the series is being hosted by India will make it tougher for the away team to avoid embarrassment.</p><p>Afghanistan and West Indies are ranked tenth and ninth respectively meaning the temperature is high. And both outfits did little to prove they were a cut above one another during the World Cup in the summer. Afghanistan, despite giving In-dia an almighty scare in a game they should have won easily, did not register a success and the West Indies were exposed as one-dimensional.</p><p>That is the significant factor here. The West Indies can do one thing well – bowl short and sharp. But when more nous is required – and it surely will on a Luck-now turner – they come up short. By contrast, West Indies will face an army of spinners led by the excellent Rashid Khan.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&f=3"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><p>Bet365 and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Unibet Today!">Unibet</a> are taking a risk by going as big as 2.3 (8/13) Afghanistan. We do not recognise the algorithm that makes Windies as short as 1.62 (8/13). It has to be one of the worst prices of the year and there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking a risk on the ‘home’ team here.</p><p>For West Indies, they have Hope. Shai Hope that is. The batter has a 31 per cent win rate on the top West Indies bat market in the last two years. With <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a> go-ing as big as 4.33 (10/3) by making Evin Lewis their favourite, we have to get in-volved. That’s almost seven implied probability percentage points in our favour.</p><p>There is no Chris Gayle for the West Indies. That’s a good thing and bad thing de-pending on your loyalty. His inclusion would have made West Indies weaker in terms of winning the match because he is a liability in the field and overrated at the top of the order. But he would also have made Hope a bigger and better bet.</p><p><strong>Best Bet: Shai Hope top West Indies runscorer 4.33 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></strong></p></div>