It may be a transitional period for Australian cricket, but Saturday’s 34 run win over India in Sydney proved that their One Day side can still compete with the best. The teams now move to Adelaide for Tuesday’s second match in this three-game series with Virat Kohli’s men needing to level. So, lets get straight to the cricket odds for Australia v India.
India started as clear favourites for the first fixture. So, have the bookmakers changed their markets now?
What are the cricket odds for Australia v India?
Losing KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya on the eve of the game wasn’t exactly ideal for India. The team has since called up replacements. However, the big concern would have been the way in which Australia’s middle order scored so heavily in the later overs. The opening pair of Kumar and Ahmed were particularly expensive. Nevertheless, we expect India to respond and with one or two selection changes, they can level in Adelaide.
What are the top batsman cricket odds for Australia v India?
Peter Handscomb top scored for Australia in Sydney with 73 from 61 balls. There were also useful contributions from Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Marcus Stoinis. For Tuesday’s match, however, Aaron Finch remains favourite to top score for his side at 4.33. He is followed by Khawaja at 5.00.
Shaun Marsh is listed at 5.50 with Bet365, and in a strong middle order, additional options include Glenn Maxwell at 7.00, plus Handscomb at 8.00, and Stoinis at 9.00.
We took an overall profit on Saturday’s game thanks to Rohit Sharma’s ton, which saw him deliver at odds of 3.95. For Adelaide, Rohit shortens to 3.50. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, starts as favourite at 3.25.
Shikhar Dhawan should bounce back from his duck in Sydney. You can back the left hander at 4.50 with Betway before this market really starts to move out. Behind Dhawan, other options include Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav, both at 7.50. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni is available at 8.50.
There are some good prices on both sides. Odds of 7.00 for Glenn Maxwell, for instance, look particularly interesting. Nonetheless, we’re sticking with the Indian market for our overall tip. Kohli or Sharma might look to be obvious choices but we’re opting for Shikhar Dhawan in this game. The left hander failed in Sydney, but contributes regular returns in India’s top batsman market. Needless to say, he is unlikely to be out of form for too long.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: Australia: Finch 4.33, Khawaja 5.00, Shaun Marsh 5.50, Maxwell 7.00, Handscomb 8.00, Stoinis 9.00.
India: Kohli 3.25, Rohit Sharma 3.50, Dhawan 4.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Rayudu 7.50, Jadhav 7.50, Dhoni 8.50.
What are the most match sixes cricket odds for Australia v India?
We’ll finish this betting preview with another batting option and there are a number to choose from. Bet365 has odds of just 1.53 on any player scoring a century in this match. If you take an alternative on the highest individual score coming in at above 111.5, however, that price rises to 1.83.
That said, we’re going to switch to the Most Sixes betting market where we think there is some value in backing India. Australia start as favourites at 2.00. However, India actually won this bet in Sydney and as the 2.20 outsiders, they are worth another Satta.
Most Sixes Odds Summary: Australia 2.00, India 2.20 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), The Tie 8.00.
India need to improve of course, but we can’t see another top order collapse in Adelaide on Tuesday. The bowling attack may also see some changes, but there’s certainly enough quality for Kohli’s men to bounce back and level at 1-1.