Australia v India: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 7, 2019

On Sunday at The Oval, Australia face their stiffest test to date when they take on India. But which way are our World Cup tips for AustraliaIndia leaning in this potentially explosive match?

We knew that Australia would be a stronger team with Steve Smith and David Warner restored. However, we weren’t exactly sure whether the defending champions would be genuine title contenders in 2019. Two games in and we have our answer. Aaron Finch’s men have won two very contrasting matches and have proved their resilience and sheer quality at the same time.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s team brushed South Africa aside in their tournament opener and are targeting another two points from Sunday’s clash.

What are the World Cup tips for Australia v India?

The sportsbooks have been typically slow to react to Australia’s win over West Indies on Thursday. So we only have prices from Bet365 at present. They will be joined by others as the start time approaches, but we know this bookmaker is competitive and they may well stay out in front.

It’s a tight market with India starting things off at 1.80 followed by India at 2.00. This is likely to be the toughest test for both teams in this group stage. Furthermore, the contest could be as close as those odds suggest. Both are set for the semi finals, but we’re backing Australia’s ability to win from losing positions to help them claim the points this time.

Match Odds Summary: Australia 2.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), India 1.80.

What are the top batsman World Cup tips for Australia v India?

– Australia Batsman Picks

After the Aussies collapsed to 79/5 against the West Indies, Steve Smith and Nathan Coulter-Nile set about rebuilding the innings. Coulter-Nile was an unlikely top scorer with 92 and you can back the all-rounder to score most Aussie runs again at speculative cricket odds of 34.00.

David Warner may be a more obvious pick at his favourite’s price of 3.75. His opening partner Aaron Finch is next at 4.33, and then Steve Smith at 4.50. Meanwhile, other Australian options include Usman Khawaja at 5.00, Glenn Maxwell at 8.00 and Marcus Stoinis at 11.00.

– India Batsman Picks

When India played South Africa, all three of our Sattas came in including our tip for Rohit Sharma to top score. The opener made a sublime century and has now shortened to 4.00 to bag most runs for India in Sunday’s contest.

Virat Kohli remains favourite, but he has drifted slightly to 3.00, while Shikhar Dhawan has also moved out to a tempting 4.75. MS Dhoni will always attract interest and the former skipper can be claimed at 10.00. Other Indian picks include KL Rahul at 5.50, Hardik Pandya at 12.00 and Kedar Jadhav at 13.00.

We went for an outside World Cup 2019 Satta in the result market. Therefore, we’ll pick a favourite this time. Virat Kohli will obviously top score at some point and he’s the type of player who will raise his game for a huge opponent such as Australia.

With Rohit shortening a fraction, Kohli has moved out slightly from 2.87 to 3.00. That’s as good a price as we’ve seen on him for a while.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Warner 3.75, Finch 4.33, Smith 4.50, Khawaja 5.00, Maxwell 8.00, Stoinis 11.00, Coulter-Nile 34.00.

India: Kohli 3.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Rohit 4.00, Dhawan 4.75, Rahul 5.50, Dhoni 10.00, Pandya 12.00, Jadhav 13.00.

What are the top bowler World Cup tips for Australia v India?

Kuldeep Yadav threatened South Africa’s batsmen, but only claimed one victim in his side’s opening success. Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets and returned best figures. Nevertheless, Kuldeep will have his day and we think the mystery man offers great value in India’s top bowler betting.

Jasprit Bumrah starts as favourite at 3.40, but Kuldeep drifts to 5.50. He enjoyed such success in England last year and that’s a figure that cricket bettors just can’t turn down.

India Top Bowler Odds Summary: Bumrah 3.40, Chahal 4.00, Kumar 4.50, Shami 4.50, Kuldeep Yadav 5.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Pandya 6.50.