India will take on South Africa in the second ODI of the three-match series at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday.
The first ODI between India and South Africa in Dharamsala was washed out due to rain without a ball being bowled. Amidst the situation of Coronavirus (COVID -19), the games are going to be played without the presence of the fans but you don’t need to be sad as you can still make money from this forthcoming fixture. I have assorted three of the best bets from the game and all you have got to do is go through them carefully and place your bets accordingly. Shall we get going?
It has been a while we have not witnessed a lot of runs from the bat of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He will be gutted to have had a couple of poor white-ball series in New Zealand, having scored just one fifty in the entire tour. We don’t need reasons to praise him but his numbers are so much more than praiseworthy that we just cannot stop talking about his supreme prowess with the bat especially in this particular format of the game. Kohli has an astounding average of 64.35 against South Africa and has piled up 1287 runs in 25 innings including four hundreds and six fifties. In the last 11 ODI matches against the Proteas, Kohli has managed to score three fifties and four centuries - can you believe those numbers? In the last four ODI matches that he has played in India, he has scored three half centuries. The year 2019 was the year of Kohli as he maintained an average of 59.86 scoring over 1300 runs including five centuries and seven fifties. Kohli averages just a little above 60.0 in the second match of any ODI series and has scored eight centuries and 10 fifties. With Bet 365 offering odds of 2.25 for Kohli to score a fifty, I believe this should be like a walk in the park.
Ever since he has donned the hat of the captain for the Proteas, Quinton de Kock has been in sublime touch with the bat across every format of the gentlemen’s game. For him to score just 33 runs and that too against India in the fifty-over format should not be an uphill task for the swashbuckling opener. De Kock has played 13 ODIs against India and has amassed 784 runs at an astounding average of 60.30 including five hundreds and one half century. The wicket-keeper batsman has played five matches on Indian soil and has scored 318 runs including two centuries at an even better average of 63.60. In this calendar year, he has scored 228 runs in six matches at an average of 38.00 with one century and one fifty under his belt. As a captain, he has notched 305 runs at an average 38.12 with one century and two fifties in eight matches. De Kock has maintained a sound average of 53.38 while opening the batting for South Africa and has scored 11 hundreds and 16 fifties. With Dafabet offering odds of 1.87 for De Kock to score over 32.5 runs, I am wondering, can money-making be any easier than this?
In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Dhawan is expected to step up the game while opening the batting for India. The left-handed batsman has been of wonderful service to India in the limited-overs formats particularly in ODIs. In his last five innings, Dhawan has notched up two fifties and one century. The southpaw has racked up 798 runs against South Africa in 18 matches and is averaging almost 50 against the visitors, including three hundreds and four fifties. Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, Dhawan averages 47.09 and has managed to score 2873 runs including seven hundreds and 16 fifties. In day-night ODI matches, Dhawan averages 41.85 runs per innings and has piled up 3223 runs including nine centuries and 18 half-tons. In 2-team series’, the attacking left-hander averages 41.93 and has nine hundreds and 22 half centuries under his belt. Dafabet is offering odds of 1.87 for Dhawan to score more than 36.5 runs and that should be quite easy considering the numbers you just went through in this paragraph.