Australia will be facing India in their second T20I of the season at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney on 6th December, Sunday.
The T20 Series between India and Australia began with India defeating Australia, with a lot of credit to India’s bowlers Yuzvendra Chahal and Thangarassu Natarajan who took Australia over by a storm of wickets, and Washington Sundar, who gave away just 16 runs from 4 overs. The Indian Team is now out of their slump and on the heels of two wins, the chances for them winning seem pretty good. The two teams faced twice on these grounds, back in 2018 and in 2016 and India had won both the matches. To make the match as thrilling for you, as it is for the players, I have gone through all the player statistics and assorted the top player bets, most likely to win you money.
The Indian opener is arguably one of the highest-rated batsmen in the world in the T20 format, and he scored 51 runs in the previous T20 leading to India’s victory. His batting in the Indian Premier League batting for Kings XI Punjab was tremendous and he had an average of 54.91 from 42 matches. He is a consistent batsman, who has played well throughout his career, amassing 1512 runs from 43 matches with an average of 45.81 in International Twenty-20 matches. His batting average against Australia is 35.00 from 5 innings, where he has scored 2 half-centuries! The batsman has a formidable year with him having played 8 innings and scoring an average of 53.42. His average score from the last five matches has been 36.20 and he managed to score over 24.5 runs in all of the 5 matches! LeoVegas has offered odds of 1.86 for Lokesh Rahul to score over 24.5, and this bet is a winner.
The Australian opener debuted T20I in 2017, while relatively new to the team D’Arcy Short has had an illustrious T20 career. He has played a total of 82 T20 matches, including his domestic play for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League Australia, Durham Dynamos in Twenty20 Cup in England, and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, he has a career average of 39.92 runs with a total of 2954 runs, under his belt. He has played 6 matches against India and has an average of 27.50 from them, with his scores being: 40, 40, 37, 33, 14, 17 and as we can see had over 23.5 runs in four previous matches he faced India. His average score from his last 5 T20 matches is a massive 61.5 and with that form, he is sure to come through. LeoVegas has offered odds of 1.86 for D’Arcy Short to score over 21.5 runs, and I have already put my money on this, have you?
The last bet is just as promising as the other ones, the Australian batsman has a pretty good track record playing for the Aussies with an average of 27.38 from 34 innings, but if we look at his past performances in T20 we get a clearer picture. He has played 4 matches against India with the scores: 12, 2, 21, 1*, and as we can see, he hasn’t managed to yet score over 25.5 runs against India, with a meagre average of 12 runs. His scores in the last 5 matches he played, were: 12, 4, 31*, 11, 19, and as we observe again, he scored over 25.5 just once and an average of 19.25 in his last five matches. Sportsbet.io has offered odds of 1.85 for Steven Smith to score under 25.5, and my money is already on the bet!
KL Rahul to score over 24.5 runs - @ 1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
D’Arcy Short to score over 21.5 runs - @ 1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
Steven Smith to score under 25.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)