The Test series between Australia and India will commence on Thursday, the 17th of December at the Adelaide Oval, in Adelaide.
The India Tour of Australia has been filled with twists, Australia won the ODI's and India won the T20 part of the series. Now with both teams at 3 wins from 6 matches, they will enter the most important phase of the tournament, the Test Matches. Australia is currently leading the World Test Championship, while India is at a close 2nd, and the performance by the teams in the matches will determine their rankings going forth. This is the only Test match that skipper Virat Kohli would be playing for the Indian Team, before taking his paternity leave. Ajinkya Rahane would be leading the squad in his absence. I have assorted the best 3 team bets to make money from the match, have a look, and you stand a chance to make a lot of money!
India has a batting lineup that is in top form, with Batsmen like Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul. However, I checked the past matches played by India, both against the Aussies and against other teams. Against the Australian Cricket team, India has been able to score over 28.5 runs in 10 overs in the 1st innings, only once out of the last 5 matches. Even in the last 5 Test matches played by India, the team was able to score over 28.5 runs in the first 10 overs, only once, with an average of 26.75. When India last played against Australia at Adelaide Oval they were able to score only 19 runs in the first 10 overs. Sportsbet.io has offered odds of 1.86 for India to score under 28.5 runs in their first 10 overs of the first innings and this is highly likely to happen.
In the last 5 years, the two teams have faced each other in 9 Test matches, and in the last 10 innings played by Australia, they have an average of 37.1 from their opening partnerships. This bet becomes even more interesting if we look only at the 1st innings opening partnerships by Australia. In the last 9 head to head matches between the teams, Australia has scored over 23.5 runs before losing their first wicket in 7 of the 9 matches. They have an average of 66.89 for their opening partnership, from these matches. In the match played at Adelaide Oval by the teams, Australia had an opening partnership of a massive 112 runs. Even if we look at Australia's last 10 innings, the average opening partnership they had was 58.67 which is well above the required target. Sportsbet.io has offered odds of 1.85 for Australia's Total to be over 23.5 at the fall of their first wicket, and the numbers are in favour of this bet.
Last but not the least, we have seen some superb gameplay from both the teams in the series. However, it is tougher for India to play at Australia's home ground, especially when it's a pink ball match, which Australia has won 8 out of the 8 matches they played. The average opening partnerships from the last 10 innings the teams played against each other are 37.1 and 30.8 for Australia and India respectively, but if we look at the partnerships exclusively in the first innings, the average changes to 66.89 and 23.11 from 9 matches for Australia and India respectively. Which is a massive difference. In the last match played by the teams at the Adelaide Oval,India had a partnership of 6 runs in the first innings, while Australia had a partnership of 112 runs in their first innings. This speaks volumes for the Australian partnership and LeoVegas.com has offered odds of 1.94 for Australia to have the highest opening partnership, and you stand the chance to almost double your money with this bet.
1st innings- Overs 0-10 India to score under 28.5 runs - @1.86 (Sportsbet.io)
Australia's First Dismissal to be Over 23.5 Runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Australia to have the Highest Opening Partnership - @1.94 (LeoVegas.com)