India v Australia: First ODI Odds and Betting Preview

By Matt Harris on February 28, 2019

The early rounds of this tour haven’t exactly gone to plan for India. The team were clear favourites for the T20 leg, but instead, Glenn Maxwell inspired Australia to two straight victories. The tourists will subsequently have plenty of confidence going into the ODIs. But have the bookies kept their faith in India or have the 1st ODI odds for India v Australia changed on the back of those T20 results?

We stay in Hyderabad for the first of those One Dayers and it all goes off on Saturday.

What are the 1st ODI odds for India v Australia?

If you had taken a Satta on either of the two T20is then the following market will look almost identical. India are red hot favourites for a win on Saturday and can be picked up at odds of 1.50 with Betway. That leaves Australia as the outside bet at 2.62. Nevertheless, many will see definite value in the away side.

In the longer form of the One Day game, the betting markets should be upset on fewer occasions. There may well be some concerns for India here, though. Clearly, Glenn Maxwell is going to be a key wicket after making over 150 runs in two T20s. Furthermore, Australia are a more cohesive batting unit as a whole.

India’s batting also needs to improve, while bowling has been expensive at times. The series will be tight, but that longer form offers more scope for a safer bet. So we’ll back Virat Kohli’s men for a much-needed response.

Match Odds Summary: India 1.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Australia 2.62.

What are the top batsman 1st ODI odds for India v Australia?

Kohli, KL Rahul and MS Dhoni were the men to find batting form in the T20 series. And it’s the skipper who starts as favourite to top score for India here. Virat Kohli can be claimed at 3.00, while Rohit Sharma follows at 4.00. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan is on offer at 4.50, and KL Rahul’s return to form makes him a tempter at a generous 7.00.

India’s squad looks much stronger for this series. Other options for this market include Rishabh Pant at 7.00, Ambati Rayudu at 7.50, and MS Dhoni at 9.50.

Moving across to Australia, and their top batsman betting shows Aaron Finch as the favourite at 4.33. Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja are both at 5.00. Meanwhile, there will be some definite interest in Glenn Maxwell at an excellent 6.50.

Other Aussie options in this market include Alex Carey at 6.00, Peter Handscomb at 7.00, and Marcus Stoinis at a tempting 9.00.

Punters may want to jump on Glenn Maxwell at that 6.50 figure. However, we’ll stay with what looks to be a safer option. Virat Kohli found form at the end of that T20 series and will tend to maintain his touch. A price of 3.00 isn’t bad, either, when he frequently dips to 2.75 or lower. Therefore, we’ll take the skipper this time.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 3.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Rohit Sharma 4.00, Dhawan 4.50, Rahul 7.00, Pant 7.00, Rayudu 7.50, Dhoni 9.50.

Australia: Finch: 4.33, Marsh 5.00, Khawaja 5.00, Carey 6.00, Maxwell 6.50, Handscomb 7.00, Stoinis 9.00.

What are the top bowler 1st ODI odds for India v Australia?

One of the reasons why India are stronger in this ODI series is the return of Kuldeep Yadav. He’s a key spinner for the hosts and will hopefully have a part to play in an opening win for the home side. Kuldeep is favourite to return best Indian figures at 3.50 with Bet365. That’s not a bad price, but we’ve gone for two favourites already. So, we’ll switch this time and back Jasprit Bumrah in this market.

Bumrah will get key wickets at important stages of the game and the seamer represents some value at 3.75.

India Top Bowler Odds Summary: Kuldeep Yadav 3.50, Bumrah 3.75 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Chahal 4.25, Shami 4.50, Jadeja 5.00.