Australia will be facing India in their second T20I of the season at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney on 8th December, Tuesday.
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 30 runs in the 2nd T20 and 51 runs in the 1st T20. He has been in superb form throughout the season, and he has really started showing us his extraordinary playing style in the T20s. His batting in the Indian Premier League 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 34.16 from 6 innings, where he has scored 2 half-centuries! The batsman has a formidable year with him having played 9 innings and scoring an average of 50.50. His average score from the last five matches has been 36.80 and he managed to score over 25.5 runs in all of the 5 matches! LeoVegas has offered odds of 1.86 for Lokesh Rahul to score over 25.5, and this bet is a winner.
The Australian opener debuted T20I in 2017, while relatively new to the team D’Arcy Short has had a pretty good T20 career. He has played a total of 84 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 39.43 runs with a total of 2997 runs, under his belt. He has played 7 matches against India and has an average of 24.85 from them, with his scores in the last 5 matches:9,34, 40, 37, 33, and as we can see had over 21.5 runs in four of the five previous matches he faced India and had an average of 30.60. While he got caught out early in the previous match, his numbers speak volumes for him. 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 Indian opener has a pretty good track record playing against the Aussies with an average of 29.00 from 12 innings, his career average is 28.29, with 68 innings and 1542 runs while playing for India in the last 4 years. His average against Australia, in the last 5 games was 38.80 with him scoring over 23.5 runs 3 out of 5 times, and his average in his last 7 T20I matches played, was 32.57 with him having scored over 23.5 runs in 5 of the 7 matches. Most importantly he has played a total of 3 matches on the Sydney Cricket ground and scored over 23.5 runs in all the 3 innings with an average of 39.60 from the matches. Sportsbet.io has offered odds of 1.85 for Shikhar Dhawan to score over 23.5, and my money is already on the bet!
KL Rahul to score over 25.5 runs - @ 1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
D’Arcy Short to score over 21.5 runs - @ 1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
Shikhar Dhawan to score over 23.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)