Australia v India: Fourth Test Odds and Betting Preview

By Matt Harris on December 31, 2018

It’s advantage India as we go into the fourth and final test of this series, which starts in Sydney on Wednesday. Momentum looked to be with Australia after they leveled up at 1-1 in Perth. Having compiled 443/7 declared on first innings, however, Virat Kohli’s men put consistent pressure on the hosts before finishing with a 137 run victory. So, who do the cricket odds for Australia v India favour?

With a 2-1 lead and just one test left to play, India can’t lose this series. But can they win at the SCG and claim an outright victory. Or, will the Aussies fight back and peg it to 2-2 ahead of the ODIs?

What are the cricket odds for Australia v India?

If you’re taking a Satta on the match result, India are the new favourites. You can pick up Virat Kohli’s side at odds of 2.05 with Betrally. Australia are available at 2.40, and the best numbers on the draw are at 5.65.

Once again, the toss could be vital. So far, all three games have gone with the side taking first knock. Those odds are a good indicator as to how the momentum has shifted. India have batting form and look stronger with Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari at the top of the order. Australia, on the other hand, are crumbling under pressure. In other words, you may want to wait to see which way the coin lands. Nevertheless, India are the obvious bet based on that comprehensive performance at the MCG.

Match Odds Summary: India 2.05 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), Australia 2.40, The Draw 5.65.

What are the top batsman cricket odds for Australia v India?

India have a selection issue with Rohit Sharma making a brief trip home following the birth of his child. This has left a number of options in terms of his replacement. KL Rahul or Murali Vijay could step back in. However, we think there may well be a recall for the fit-again Hardik Pandya.

Keep this in mind when considering your Satta in India’s top batsman market, but there are some obvious names at the head of the betting. Virat Kohli leads the way here at odds of 3.00 with Betway. Cheteshwar Pujara follows at 4.50.

Mayank Agarwal enjoyed a productive test in Melbourne and can be backed at 6.00. In the meantime, KL Rahul is at 6.50, and Hanuma Vihari is on offer at 6.50.

Moving across to Australia’s version of the top batsman market and we find joint favourites with Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja, both listed at 5.00. Shaun Marsh is also at 5.00, while Travis Head is available at 6.00.

Australia also have selection questions. Other alternatives here include Marcus Harris at 6.00, Mitchell Marsh at 7.50 and the recalled Marnus Labuschagne at 11.00.

There are some interesting prices in that Aussie lineup. For our overall tip, though, we’re going for something more obvious. Cheteshwar Pujara may have the best form for India, but Virat Kohli is also in good touch and with his price drifting, the skipper offers good value at 3.00.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 3.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Pujara 4.50, Agarwal 6.00, Rahul 6.50, Vihari 6.50, Pant 12.00.

Australia: Finch 5.00, Khawaja 5.00, Shaun Marsh 5.00, Head 6.00, Harris 6.00, Mitchell Marsh 7.50, Labuschagne 11.00.

What are the top bowler cricket odds for Australia v India?

We ultimately made a profit from the Melbourne Test, thanks to Jasprit Bumrah, who returned best first innings figures for India of 6/33. Having tipped Bumrah in his side’s top bowler market last time out, it’s tempting to repeat that selection. You can claim him this time at a shorter 2.75 with Bet365.

With Sydney traditionally offering more help to the spinners, R Ashwin could be in for a recall. This should aid India’s quest for a 3-1 series win. Although you should check the line ups before committing, Ashwin looks a strong prospect here at a generous 4.00.

India Top Bowler Odds Summary: Bumrah 2.75, Shami 3.40, Ishant Sharma 4.00, Ashwin 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Jadeja 4.00.