Australia will go head on with India in the second ODI of the three-match series at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground on November 29, Sunday.
After handing the Men in Blue a 66-run drubbing, Aaron Finch-led Australia are looking forward to sealing the series in the next game itself at the same venue on Sunday. The lack of the 6th bowling option hurt India in the opening game of the tour as the hosts went on to post a mammoth total of 374 runs. Virat Kohli has plenty to worry about including his own batting approach which seemed to be reckless in the 1st ODI. India's very own and one of the best in the world, Jasprit Bumrah, who was quite unbelievably sensational in the recently concluded Indian Premier League, also failed to deliver and his poor run of form with the ball in international cricket continued. Australia, on the other hand, looked confident and that hunger to win was evident from the brand of cricket they played. We are in for yet another enthralling encounter for sure as the two teams gear up for yet another clash at this iconic venue on Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, take a look at the player markets I have assorted just for you guys to bet on from this forthcoming fixture.
The former Australian skipper began the summer with a bang and it almost felt like that century was incoming from Steve Smith. The intensity, the intent to achieve, and the will to take on the very best - Steve Smith is an amalgamation of all three. But for us to win the bet, we just need him to score just 37 runs on Sunday again and that should fill our pockets by the end of the day. The New South Wales cricketer has a career average of 43.10 and has 4267 runs under his belt in the 50-over format. When it comes to playing against India, Smith averages a jaw-dropping 63.25 with 1012 runs in just 16 innings including four centuries and five fifties. While he enjoys the comfort of playing on the home soil, the man with a strange batting technique has piled up 2044 runs at an average of 53.78. Batting at number three, Smith has added 3093 runs at an average of 54.26, which again is incredible. In 13 innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Steve Smith has racked up 745 runs at an outstanding average of 57.30. Sportsbet.io is offering the best odds of 1.85 for Steve Smith to score at least 37 runs and I don't think you should not even be wasting any further time.
The Australian skipper Aaron Finch has made a whirlwind start to the three-match ODI series and he is likely to continue with his run of form with the bat. Finch was leading from the front during the first ODI as he went on to score a brilliant hundred. The destructive right-hander now has 5097 at an average of 41.43 in his ODI career and is likely to add quite a few to that total on Sunday. He has played 30 ODIs against India and has 1325 runs at an average of 47.32 including four hundreds and seven fifties. As the skipper of the Australian ODI team, Finch has 1796 runs at 48.94 and that again is way more than what we need him to score tomorrow. In this particular calendar year, in 11 matches Finch has gone on to [ile up 538 runs at a very good average of 53.80. With an average of 40.91 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, money is going to be on Finch to get off to a very good start again during the forthcoming ODI encounter against India tomorrow. Sportsbet.io yet again is offering odds of 1.85 for Aaron Finch to score at least 37 runs as well on Sunday!
We have come to the business end of this article and to add to the cake, I have decided to add a cherry on top with this particular market. Adam Zampa has been quite a phenomenal bowler in recent times for the Aussies, especially in the shorter formats of the game. In the first game of the three-match series, Zampa managed to pick up 4 wickets for 54 runs and was clearly the top team bowler for Australia. He has played 59 matches so far in the 50-over format and has 89 scalps against his name, which is an average of 1.51 wickets per match. He has played the most number of ODIs (14) against India in his career and has picked up 24 wickets, which is an average of 1.71 wickets per game. The talented young leggie has been having quite a phenomenal year as in 11 matches he has gone on to pick up 24 wickets, which is more than 2 wickets per match. We just need him to pick a couple of wickets and we are going to make more than double the money on Sunday evening as LeoVegas is offering odds of 2.17!
Steve Smith to score over 36.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Aaron Finch to score over 36.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Adam Zampa to take over 1.5 wickets - @ 2.17 (LeoVegas)