Australia will be playing against India in the first ODI of the three-match series, which will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney on November 27, friday.
Australia and India will play-out three ODI's against each other in the former's backyard starting November 27,Friday, 2020. The last time these two arch-rivals faced each other was back in 2018 and 2019 simultaneously where India managed to outrun Australia in two ODI matches out of three in 2018. Although India captain Virat Kohli is set to miss three of the four tests but we are glad that he will be there to captain the side for the ODI's and the T20's and the first test. Rohit Sharma's absence is going to create some problems for captain Kohli, but on the contrary Australia also has a great team by their side. India would likely beat the Aussies in their backyard, but it remains to be seen if the Kangaroos can outrun this upbeat Indian outfit. While we let them prepare for the first ODI I have managed to assort three of the best player markets from this match to bet on.
The current Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has racked up a mountain of runs and strung together a garland of centuries in all three formats. The 32-year-old Goaliath of world cricket has already become one of the leading run-getters in the 50-over format having played a total of 248 ODIs and has scored 11867 runs at an impressive average of 59.33 including 43 hundreds and 58 half centuries. Captaining the Indian cricket team, Kohli has played 89 matches with 5147 runs under his hat at an average of almost 75.0 including 21 hundreds and 23 half centuries. The right-handed-batsman has played 40 ODI matches against Australia and has scored 1910 runs at an average of 54.57 including 8 hundreds and 8 half centuries. His last two scores against Australia were 78, 89 played earlier this year in India. Having said that, he has also played 26 matches in Australia itself with 1154 runs against his name at an average of 54.57 including 5 hundreds and 4 half centuries. With an average of 58.14 in away conditions, Kohli is considered as one of the greatest ODI batsmen and the way he has been scoring these runs, is being deemed unstoppable. He is a few centuries away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar's all-time record in ODI. Sportsbet is offering odds of 1.85 for Virat Kohli to score over 47.5 runs and he should do it quite easily as he loves a challenge, especially against Australia.
This left-handed batsman has been a long term serving batsman after Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist. David Warner is one of the most destructive openers of all times. Warner has shown extraordinary batting feats in all the three formats for Australia. Having said that I have enough data to back my claim. This Australia's big-hitting opener has featured in 126 matches scoring 5303 runs at an astounding average of 44.94 including 18 hundreds and 21 half centuries. Having played a total of 56 matches in his home conditions, he has scored a total of 2464 runs at an average of 45.62 including 9 hundreds and 8 half centuries. The explosive opener has played a total of 19 ODIs against India with 838 runs under his belt managing 3 hundreds and 4 half centuries. Under the leadership of Aaron Finch, Warner has played a total of 20 matches scoring 960 runs at an impressive average of 53.33 inclusive of 4 hundreds and 4 half centuries. After his phenomenal performance in IPL 2020 where Warner's side knocked out Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator, Warner is all set to outrun India in the coming ODI series. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.83 for David Warner to score over 37.5 runs. I have already placed my money on this Australian opener, have you?
Last but not the least, the Indian opening batsman KL Rahul, after a prolific run-scoring form in the Indian Premier League, is all set to lighten up the Australian grounds. Rahul, who won the orange cap for being the highest run-getter in the recently concluded IPL, is flexible in the batting order and will serve as an asset to the Indian team. If there's one batsman, who the Aussies will be wary about, will be this Karnataka lad, who has been sublimely sensational across all three formats of the game. Rahul has played a total of 32 ODIs, in which he scored 1239 runs at an outstanding average of 47.65 along with 4 hundreds and 7 half centuries. Rahul has featured in 5 ODIs against Australia, having scored 183 runs with an average of 45.75 including one half century. This shall be Rahul's first match against the Aussies being played in their own backyard. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.85 for KL Rahul to score over 37.5 runs which should be done quite easily by the men in blue. So what are you waiting for?
Virat Kohli to score over 47.5 runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
David Warner to score over 41.5 runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
KL Rahul to score over 37.5 runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)