Australia and England will continue to fight on the fifth day of the fourth Test in Sydney, with England being given a target of 388 runs to pull one back in the series.
After showing great spunk on Friday, England batters crumbled early on Saturday morning before Australia posted an effective lead of 387 runs for England to chase down in 109 overs. While rain is predicted to play spoilsport, both teams can only hope and pray for their own good. Here we take a look at three markets that have the potential to make your Sunday infinitesimally better right from the outset.
Zak Crawley was brought back into the England team after Rory Burns failed to make any significant impact on the visitors. But Crawley hasn't shown any kind of brilliance that would add to his credentials. In his Test career, Crawley averages 27.37 but that is inflated by the 267-run knock that he played against Pakistan in 2020. In the previous three innings against Australia, he had scored 35 runs in total. Despite playing 10 away games so far, he has only two half-centuries in those games and averages 19.00 away from home. In 2021, the Kent batter averaged 10.81 in 8 Test matches. In the fourth innings of a Test match, his average stands at a mediocre 15.00 which further denotes the fact that Crawley wouldn’t be able to survive the Aussie charge in Sydney. Hence my suggestion would be to be short on Crawley and ensure that you take a lot of cash home on Sunday. After all, what is better than earning money on a Holiday?
Haseeb Hameed's return to the England set-up for the India series was welcomed with a lot of fanfare and he repaid the faith by scoring a 68 at Leeds and a 63 at The Oval. However, those two knocks have been added with scores like 0 & 9, 2 & 8, 23, 4, 53*, 25 & 27, 6, 0, 0 & 7. Those are not really some impactful numbers. In four Ashes Tests, he currently averages 11.28 and that is a really disturbing number. He averages just 25.66 in the fourth match of the series that is really concerning given England’s state of affairs as far as batting is concerned. In isolation, another pattern emerges. Among all top seven batters in the series, across teams, Hameed has the worst false shot percentage of 29%, indicating the fact that he is no more a reliable batter for England in Test format. Hence, I would go under-par once again during my bet on Parimatch.
Australia have conceded some sort of advantage but there is still plenty of game remaining for the hosts to slam the door on the face of the Aussies. The simple fact that Australia have won three games within 12 days have done wonders to the entire cause but overall, another factor that goes in their favour. They have taken an average of 73.5 overs to dismiss the Englishmen in the ongoing series. England have scored at an average of 20.7 and played an average of 45.7 balls per wicket. Since December 2021, their false shot percentage of 22.1% is the highest among all six teams who have played in that period. They have a dot ball percentage of 47.62% which is also a determinant of how uncomfortable they have been in this period. Hence I would back the Aussies to have their share of fun. Also according to the Australian Weather Forecast department, there is only 23% of rain prediction during the game time, hence Australia's win is the most likely situation. Go to Parimatch and bet on this to win huge money.
Crawley would be dismissed for a below-par score
Hameed to underperform once again
Australia to win three way @ 2.60 (Parimatch)
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