Australia will be playing against India in their first T20I of the season at the Manuka Oval, in Canberra on 4th December Thursday.
The ODI series has come to an end, with Australia winning 2 matches compared to the 1 match won by India. The T20’s are where India has slight odds having won 11 out of the 19 matches the teams have faced, but Australia has won 4 out of the 5 previous matches and we shall have to see how the first match plays out between the teams. The two teams played their last ODI of the series in Manuka Oval, where India came out on top and did not let Australia chase the target of 303 runs and won by 13 runs. While the result of the match is hard to predict, I have assorted the three best team bets for you, which you can make a lot of money from.
Australia and India have great batting lineups, with batsmen like Steven Smith, D'Arcy Short, Aaron Finch, and Mathew Wade batting for Australia, and KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer batting for India, this looks like a tough bet. We get a complete understanding when we look at the boundaries scored by the teams previously. In the last 5 matches that these teams faced head-to-head, they have only scored over 27.5 boundaries once. Also, while there has been only one T20 match at Manuka Oval, the two teams have played matches at Canberra in the ODI format, and we know the pitch favours the bowlers. To make things sweeter, Sportsbet.io has offered odds of 1.98 for Total no. of match 4's to be under 27.5, with odds like that on a bet this sure, I don't even have to tell you to go bet now!
This is as close to a sure thing as it gets in this game. I collated the total number of sixes in the last 10 games these teams went head to head with each other and the total number of sixes was under 11.5 in 7 out of the ten games. The average number of total sixes hit by the teams in the last 5 head to head games was 9.70. It goes further than that though, I mentioned earlier how Manuka Oval, in Canberra is a pitch that favours bowlers. In each of the two ODI games these teams faced each other at Manuka Oval, the total number of sixes hit were just 13, from a hundred overs! This translates to an average of 5.2 sixes in 40 overs, and while T20 games are a little more aggressive than ODI cricket, we can see this is clearly a safe bet to put money on. LeoVegas is offering odds of 1.84 for the total number of sixes to be lower than 11.5, and this is the safest bet to put your money on.
Last but not the least, we got to witness some beautiful opening partnerships in the ODI's, and in the T20 the partnerships are going to be even terser, I have looked at all the partnerships in the matches these teams faced each other, and in the last 5 matches, Australia had an opening partnership total of 121 runs averaging 24.20, while India had an opening partnership total of 185 runs averaging 37.00. India has also consistently had better opening partnerships in their games against each other, with India having higher opening partnerships in 3 out of 5 previous games. I think it's very likely that India will have a higher opening partnership than Australia, and the cherry on the cake is LeoVegas.com has offered odds of 1.98 for India to have the highest opening partnership.
Total match 4's to be under 27.5 - @1.98 (Sportsbet.io)
Total match 6's to be under 11.5 - @1.84 (LeoVegas.com)
India to have the Highest Opening Partnership - @1.98 (LeoVegas.com)