South Africa will host England for the third Test match of the ongoing series at Saint George’s Park, in Port Elizabeth.
With the series tied at 1-1, there’s everything to play for in the third match. While the hosts would be looking for no less than a win, a stubborn English side would aim to dent the former's aspirations. While both sides battle it out in the field, punters like us can make the most out of the situation and make some real money out of the three winning bets which I have assembled for you.
I hope you are all aware that South African pitches are not easy to bat, with the bowlers often hogging the limelight on pacey pitches. If that’s the case, we are not expecting big scores in the first inning. Historically, St. George’s Park has witnessed many centuries in the recent past, with a lone ton from Aiden Markram in the last four matches. The tale has been similar when the two teams have faced each other, with Ben Stokes notching up the only ton in the last five H2H matches.
In the last five matches in South Africa, only two matches have registered centuries while scored in the rest of three matches have all been in double digits. The Proteans also failed to score north of 100 in the first innings on any of their last matches. Even though they conceded six in the three Tests against India, it would not be wise to judge that because it was in alien conditions.
We recommend to definitely go for this bet due to the high odds value!
This might be a bet which involves less risk, but guess what, a chance to almost double up your investment is not wise to throw away. Joe Denly’s stats will certainly boost up your confidence. In the four innings, he’s played so far, his scores are 31, 38, 31, 50, which clearly reflects he’s always been on the higher side of 21. A tick mark according to our criteria. In the last 10 innings, his average has been a staggering 42.4 and only twice has the right-hander been dismissed at a score less than 22.
In 2019, Denly featured in 11 matches and maintained an average of 31, which includes 6 half-centuries. Incidentally, his away record has been better than playing in England. In the 6 matches played away from home, the right-hander has scored at a rate of 34.09 with three fifties to his name. With the form on his side, it is inevitable that he is going to score above 21.5. A full-proof bet with no risk, you should grab this opportunity with both arms wide open.
A return of over three times might excite your grey cells I’m pretty sure, to actually make it happen you have to invest on this bet. And boy, Kagiso Rabada has an exceptional record against England. In 8 H2H matches, the speedster has taken 50 wickets at an average of 24.90. In the previous match in Cape Town, he took 3 wickets, conceded 68 runs and was the pick of the bowlers for his side.
His figures in the first innings of the four matches he played at the St. George’s Park – 4/38, 5/96, 2/12, 1/63, he was the pick of the bowlers in the recent two matches. In the last five H2H matches against England, he has taken a whopping 16 wickets. In 42 Tests, Rabada took 111 wickets in the first innings at an average of 24.30 which includes 4 five-wicket hauls. To sum it up, he is the highest wicket-taker in the series so far with 12 scalps in two matches. Do I need to say anything more? Just pick up your phones and place the bet.