Australia will take on India in the first ODI of the three-match series at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground on November 27, Friday.
The most-awaited series of the year 2020 is finally upon us as Australia will lock horns with India in three ODIs starting from tomorrow. Australia have a much stronger side unlike the last time and they will be wary of the threat that the Men in Blue possess in this particular format of the gentlemen's game. The hunger of winning this series will depend on the magnitude of pedigree of these teams, whoever has more, will come up clutch at the end of the games. Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch have recently played together in the Indian Premier League for the same franchise and will be wary of how the two players run their business on the field. This could actually end up being a very interesting series as two upbeat teams will be at loggerheads this Friday morning. While Australia and India battle it out in the middle, why don't you take a look at some of the best team markets I have handpicked for you to bet on?
One more sleep and then we will get to see our favourite cricketers locking horns at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground in the first of the three ODIs. It's the battle of the Titans as two mammoth sides will go head on with each other tomorrow and we are just waiting in anticipation. The two teams have played 140 games against each other Australia have had the last laugh on 78 occasions leaving 52 wins for India and 10 matches produced no result. India, even if they have achieved some wonderful results in Down Under in recent years, they have not been able to get the better of the Kangaroos at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Aussies and the Men in Blue have collided 16 times and the hosts have won 14 games, and that portrays domination! The last time India won a game against Australia at this venue was back in January 2016. With Royal Panda offering odds of 1.65 for an Australian victory, I did not waste any time in putting my money on the Men in Yellow!
We are talking about the home of the New South Wales - Sydney Cricket Ground, which has produced some outrageous 50-over encounters in the past and is likely to produce a few more during India's ongoing tour of Australia as well. Even though the two teams love playing against each other one cannot expect a run fest at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. The average 1st innings total at this venue has been just 222 and that is way lower than the market requirement. Seamers and orthodox spinners have the best time at the SCG and one can be rest assured that the two captains and the respective coaches will be wary of these facts and figures as well. From an average of 357 in 2017 to an average of 258 in 2020, the SCG has seen quite a downfall in the average 1st innings total. However, that is exactly what we are looking for tomorrow as anything less than 294 runs will make us quite a lot of money tomorrow. Royal Panda yet again is offering odds of 1.85 for the 1st innings total to be under 293.5 runs!
Australia may have their noses ahead in other aspects as they will be playing under the home conditions but they must not forget India's exploits in Down Under in recent times across every single format of the game. Australia do possess a powerful batting lineup but when it comes to playing against the Aussies, the Indian batters usually come up clutch almost every single time. The Indian skipper has played 40 matches against Kangaroos and has racked up 1910 runs at a mouth-watering average of 54.57 including 8 hundreds and 8 half centuries. The current favourite of the Indian cricket team, KL Rahul has played 5 matches against Australia and has maintained an average of just under 46.0. Shikhar Dhawan too averages almost 46.0 while playing against Australia and he will be having extra responsibilities this summer as Rohit Sharma's absence would mean, the southpaw will have to step up to the occasions. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 2.08 for India to be the team with top batter and if I am not wrong, it should happen rather easily!
Australia to win the 1st ODI - @ 1.65 (Royal Panda)
1st innings score to be under 293.5 - @ 1.85 (Royal Panda)
Team with top batter - India - @ 2.08 (Sportsbet.io)