West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I predictions

Day 8, Call 10: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Nicholas Pooran Match Runs – Over 22.5

Difficulty Level: Medium 

We are even more confident that the prediction will pay off today than we were yesterday after watching how the Windsor Park deck behaved in the first T20I. The first game of the series might only have seen 13 overs, but it clearly showed one thing: that it is a good deck to bat on.

And that’s a positive when you depend on ‘overs’ to fall in your favour.

  • Pooran in T20Is in 2022: Innings – 8, Runs – 348, Outs – 7, Avg – 49.7 
  • Pooran in T20s in 2022: Innings – 13, Runs – 306, Outs – 8, Avg – 38.2

Pooran has become a more responsible batter of late, i.e. his risks are measured, and not outrageous. It was evident in the IPL this year, where he averaged 38.2 runs per wicket – his highest in 4 seasons. 

IPL bat average: 2019 – 28, 2020 – 35.3, 2021 – 7.7, 2022 – 38.2

The left-hander had to sacrifice his strike rate a bit to achieve that, which always helps when backing run accumulation. 

IPL SR: 2019 – 157, 2020 – 169.7, 2021 – 112, 2022 – 144

The same pattern can also be observed in international cricket: 2022 is the highest Pooran has averaged in a calendar year in T20Is. 

Top 3 years by average in T20Is: 2022 (49.7), 2018 (41), 2021 (25.5)

Out of the 8 T20I innings in 2022, he has only failed to cross the 22-run mark twice. And even in those two instances, he had scores of 21 and 22. 

In addition, the 26-year-old is playing at home, bats in the top 4, and is also the captain of the T20I side. 

Prediction Success Rate – 100% (Calls Made – 9, Right Calls – 5, Wrong Calls – 0, Calls Void – 4)

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