Australia will be facing India in their second T20I of the season at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney on 6th December, Sunday.
The T20I Series began with India setting fire to the pitch, with Yuzvendre Chahal with three wickets to his name giving away only 25 runs from his four overs. India won by 11 runs and are now back in the tournament, with both teams having won two matches at the Aussies’ home grounds. The two teams have faced two T20 matches at the Sydney Cricket Ground and India came out on top in both the matches. The tensions are going to be high among the teams, with both teams looking for a win. Meanwhile, I have selected the top three team bets that have the most likelihood of winning for you to make money from the match.
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 , Virat Kohli, and Hardik Pandya batting for India, this looks like a tailor-made 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, but that was in Sydney Cricket Ground itself. Sydney Cricket Ground is known for being a little favourable towards the batsmen. If we look at the number of boundaries scored in the two matches these teams faced at the Sydney Cricket Ground they were: 33 and 34. We also checked and the average for the number of fours hit by Australia in the ground in the 5 matches they have played there is 14.60 and the average for the number of fours hit by India in the grounds in the 2 matches they played was 15.00. LeoVegas has offered odds of 1.84 for the total no. of fours to be over 27.5, which is a profitable bet to put money on.
This is a complicated bet to figure out, but once I knew, I had to bring you in on this successful bet. While Australia and India have had averages of 4.60 and 4.50 wides respectively, in the last 10 matches the teams have faced each other. However, these matches date back right up to 2016, when both teams were playing with different squads. They have had really precise bowling in the last 10 matches each team has played individually. With India throwing wides at an average of 2.80 in the last 10 matches, while Australia throwing wides at an average of 2.90. These numbers get even better if we look at the number of wides thrown in the last 5 matches by the two teams.
The number of wides in the last 5 matches for each of the team is as follows:
Australia: 4, 2, 3, 2, 4
India: 1, 3, 3, 0, 3
India was at throwing wides at an average of 2.00 while Australia was throwing wides at an average of 3.00. It becomes quite conclusive when we look at these statistics that the total number of wides will be less than 8.5 and 10cric.com has offered odds of 1.83 for the same.
Last but not the least, we have seen some superb gameplay from both the teams and T20 is where India has a slight advantage over the Aussies. The two teams have faced each other in a total of 20 matches. India has won 12 matches, while 8 matches were won by Australia. Which already speaks of the prowess of the Indian Cricket Team. India also faced the Aussies with the boosted morale of the two consecutive victories they got against them in Canberra, once in the ODI format, and once in the T20 format. Like I mentioned earlier, the two teams have faced twice in the Sydney Cricket Ground and India has come out on top in both those encounters. While this bet is not as sure as I would like, Sportsbet.io has definitely sweetened the deal by offering odds of 1.96 for India to win the match(including Super Over).
Total match 4’s to be over 27.5 - @1.84 (LeoVegas.com)
Total match wides to be under 8.5 - @1.83 (10Cric.com)
India to Win the Match - @1.96 (Sportsbet.io)