England and Australia will lock horns in the first ODI of the three-match series at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on 11 September, Friday.
England emerged victorious in the recently concluded three-match T20 series against Australia and quite certainly, they will have that momentum walking into this three-match ODI series against the team from Down Under. However, it is needless to say that it will not be easy against the Aussies in the 50-over format but we must not forget that we are talking about the number 1 ODI team in the world as the Three Lions are the reigning World Cup champions.
There is no way that forthcoming ODI series is not going to be entertaining for us as there is always that special element that pops up when these two powerhouse of the cricket universe collide in any arena across the globe. While the two teams prepare for their upcoming three-match ODI series, we will take a look at some of the best markets to bet on from the first game. Without wasting any further time, let's get going.
Do you know that it has been almost 40 years since England and Australia collided for the first time in the longest format in white-ball cricket? Fascinating, isn't it? Indeed it is and ever since then, it is arguably the second greatest rivalry in the history of the gentlemen's game after India and Pakistan.
Well, the forum is open and I am definitely up for a debate over it but for now we will focus on how England are going to make us quite a lot of money just at the start of another weekend in this dreaded 2020. Australia have their noses ahead when it comes to overall record against their arch rivals in the ODIs but England have had a better run in recent years. England and Australia have collided on 70 occasions on the English soil and the hosts have won on 35 of them while Australia taing 31 victories, with two matches getting tied and two of them getting abandoned.
In the last 17 encounters against Australia, England have won 14 matches and that shows the kind of dominance the Three Lions have had in recent years. England and Australia have met on 12 occasions at the Emirates Old Trafford in the past and the former have registered 7 victories.
The last time Australia registered a win over England at this venue was 5 years ago! Bet 365 is offering odds of 1.80 for an England win and I am all up for it!
The Australian captain has been quite phenomenal in white-ball cricket and to be honest, he is one of the most underrated limited over cricketers in this world. In the world of Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Joe Root, David Warner and Babar Azam, somehow Finch’s name gets overshadowed.
To make it more convincing for you, let me tell you that Aaron Finch has 1253 runs against England in just 27 matches at a brilliant average of 50.12 including 7 hundreds and 4 fifties. He has also scored 972 runs while playing on the English soil at an average of 42.26 with 3 centuries and 6 half tons.
In this calendar year, Finch has 323 runs in just 7 matches at an average of 53.83 including 1 hundred and 2 fifties. Being the captain of the Australian ODI side, Finch has notched up 1581 runs in 35 matches at an average of 47.90 with 5 centuries and 9 half tons. In the first ODI of any series, the attacking opening batsman averages 41.47 with 4 centuries and 3 fifties against his name.
The amount of data I have collated for Finch should be enough for you to jump over to the Bet 365 website as it is offering odds of 1.83 for Finch to score at least 35 runs on Friday evening against England during the first ODI of the series.
England have managed a really good opening batsman in the form of Jonny Bairstow in this particular format of the game. Neither Bairstow nor the England board of selectors are willing to drop this idea as it has worked quite brilliantly for the Three Lions. Bairstow has gotten along with Jason Roy at the top of the England batting unit in white-ball cricket and that has fared well for the hosts.
Jonny Bairstow has 3011 runs in his ODI career at an average of 46.32 including 9 centuries and 12 fifties. The swashbuckling opener averages 56.05 while playing on the English soil with 2074 runs against his name. Under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, Bairstow has piled up 2800 runs in 63 innings at an average of 50.00. He averages 40.96 in a day-night game and that average again is more than what we need him to score for us to win this bet on Friday evening.
While opening the batting for England, Bairstow averages 47.21 and has 7 centuries and 6 fifties to his name. As you can see that all the scenarios are working perfectly in our favour as of yet and therefore you should not be wasting any further time in placing your bets for this market on the Bet 365 website, which is offering odds of 1.83 for Jonny Bairstow to score at least 35 runs in the first ODI of the series against Australia.
England to win - @ 1.80 (Bet 365)
Aaron Finch to score over 34.5 runs - @ 1.83 (Bet 365)
Jonny Bairstow to score over 34.5 runs - @ 1.83 (Bet 365)