Afghanistan v India Asia Cup Odds and Betting Preview

By Staff Writer on September 24, 2018

Afghanistan’s Asia Cup journey is effectively over for another year, while India are definitely through to the final. So, there is something of a ‘dead rubber’ feel about Tuesday’s game in Abu Dhabi. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out these Afghanistan v India Asia Cup odds for this match.

It should, however, be a competitive day’s play with the Afghans playing some impressive cricket in the groups without getting over the line when it mattered in the Super Four stage.

What are the Afghanistan v India Asia Cup Odds for this match?

India go into this match with four straight wins in this tournament, so it’s no surprise to see Rohit Sharma’s men start as favourites at 1.20 with Bet365. That leaves Afghanistan as the outside bet at 4.45.

This isn’t as certain as those odds suggest as Afghanistan played some high-class cricket in the group stages. They defeated Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on their way to the Super Fours. Rashid Khan is their dangerman with the ball, but he received enough support in those group matches to suggest that Afghanistan are not just a one-man team.

It could be closer than the Afghanistan v India Asia Cup odds indicates. But India are bang in form again after a disappointing tour of England and they should prove to be too strong for Tuesday’s opponents.

Match Odds Summary: Afghanistan 4.45, India 1.20 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

What are the Top Batsman Odds for Afghanistan v India?

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been in top form and after both men scored centuries in Sunday’s win over Pakistan, it could be a straight fight between them to be India’s top batsman here.

Rohit is the favourite to score most runs against Afghanistan at 3.25 with Betrally while Shikhar Dhawan follows at 3.60. There are alternatives with Ambati Rayudu available at 4.50, MS Dhoni at 6.00 and Dinesh Karthik at 7.00.

Moving across to Afghanistan and we find Mohammad Shahzad starting as favourite at 4.50, followed by Rahmat Shah at 5.00. Meanwhile, it was Hashmatullah Shahidi who top scored with 71 against Bangladesh on Sunday. He can be claimed at odds of 5.30.

Other options for Afghanistan include Javed Ahmadi at 5.50. Meanwhile, Rashid Khan has shown his all-round talents in this tournament and may be a tempter at 26.00.

In India’s previous match against Pakistan, we were interested in MS Dhoni’s odds of 7.75. However, despite the fact that he didn’t get to the crease, they have shortened to 6.00. MSD could still come through but that price doesn’t look to be good value. Therefore, we’ll switch to the prolific Shikhar Dhawan as our tip.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Rohit 3.25, Dhawan 3.75 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), Rayudu 4.50, Dhoni 6.00, Karthik 7.00, Pandey 8.00.

Afghanistan: Shahzad 4.50, Shah 5.00, Shahidi 5.30, Ahmadi 5.50, Rashid Khan 26.00.

What are the Man of the Match Odds for Afghanistan v India?

We came close to a top bowler profit last time, but Kuldeep Yadav couldn’t quite keep the runs down against Pakistan. For our final tip, we could stay with India’s top bowler market where Kuldeep has shortened to 3.85. Alternatively, we could play much safer by taking India to hit most sixes at 1.54. We could also take the likely odds of 2.20 on a hundred being scored in the game.

You could obviously finish with any of the safer options. But we’ll take a longer punt in the Man of the Match betting. Ravi Jadeja starts as the short-priced favourite at 5.10, but as we’re backing him to make another big, match winning contribution with the bat, we think there is some value on Shikhar Dhawan’s odds of 8.50.

Man of the Match Odds Summary: Jadeja 5.10, Rohit Sharma 7.50, Shikhar Dhawan 8.50 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), Ambati Rayudu 11.00, Rashid Khan 11.00, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 12.00, Mujeeb ur Rahman 17.00.