India v South Africa 3rd T20i: Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on September 20, 2019

After rain washed out the first game in this three-match series, India completed a comfortable run chase in Chandigarh to take a 1-0 lead. We now move to Bengaluru for Sunday’s final match. South Africa’s young side will be hopeful, rather than confident, of squaring things up. What are the cricket odds for India v South Africa in this finale?

The weather forecast isn’t good with some heavy rain in the outlook. But let’s hope the elements are kind and we can get in another 40 overs here.

What are the cricket odds for India v South Africa?

India’s win price has shortened from the 1.40 available last time out. You can now claim Virat Kohli’s men at 1.33 with Bet365. South Africa have drifted to odds of 3.40 and that looks to be a fair assessment of the two sides’ chances.

As we all know, anything can happen in T20 cricket. A big knock from Quinton De Kock or a devastating display of bowling from Kagiso Rabada can turn those odds around. But it doesn’t seem likely. Once again, we’re backing India so take the home team if you’re happy with a modest profit.

Match Odds Summary: India 1.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), South Africa 3.40.

What are the top batsman cricket odds for India v South Africa?

Virat Kohli guided India’s run chase on Wednesday with a brilliant, unbeaten 72. But despite that effort, the skipper has lengthened in his side’s top batsman market. Kohli is available at 3.60, while Rohit Sharma follows at 4.00 with Betway.

It was good to see Shikhar Dhawan return to form at Chandigarh. The left hander could be an option at 4.50, while KL Rahul is also at 4.50. Rishabh Pant’s batting received some criticism last time out and he drifts a little to 6.50. Other picks for India include Shreyas Iyer at 7.00, Hardik Pandya at 11.00 and Krunal Pandya at 17.00.

In Wednesday’s second match, South Africa’s top batsman market gave us a fairly obvious winner in the shape of Quinton De Kock. The new T20 captain made 52 from 37 balls and he’s a short-priced favourite for a repeat at 3.25.

De Kock’s low odds means that there are some longer figures behind him. They start with a clutch of players at 5.00. Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen can all be picked up at that price, while David Miller is just behind at 5.50.

As a potential long shot, we’d mention once again the option to take Andile Phehlukawayo. If he gets time at the crease, the powerful left hander can be a threat. He’s available for Sunday at a tempting 21.00.

As for an overall tip in this section, we’re caught in two minds to an extent. Shikhar Dhawan was our preferred option. His 40 from 31 balls on Wednesday suggests he’s close to his blistering best. The only question is over Virat Kohli, who is rarely out as far as 3.60.

You could even look to back both men. But by using the theory that you should never change your mind, we’ll stay with that Dhawan tip.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 3.60, Sharma 4.00 (Betway), Dhawan 4.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Pant 6.50, Iyer 7.00, Hardik Pandya 11.00, Krunal Pandya 17.00.

South Africa: De Kock 3.25, Bavuma 5.00, Reeza Hendricks 5.00, Van der Dussen 5.00, Miller 5.50, Phehlukwayo 21.00.

What are the top bowler cricket odds for India v South Africa?

With odds starting at 4.50, there must be some value in India’s top bowler market as long as we make the right call. The wickets were shared around on Wednesday with Deepak Chahar returning best figures. He looks a strong option again at 4.50.

Despite not playing in the second game, cousin Rahul Chahar is the favourite with some sportsbooks, while Betway have him at 5.00. We’ll list some other options below, but we’ve been impressed with Deepak Chahar, both at the IPL and in his brief international career. So, we’re backing a repeat performance on Sunday.

We’d suggest checking the final team sheets before making this Satta, but if he plays, Deepak can contribute to a generous overall profit for the afternoon.

India Top Bowler Odds Summary: Khaleel Ahmed 4.50, Deepak Chahar 4.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Navdeep Saini 5.00, Rahul Chahar 5.00, Hardik Pandya 5.00, Ravindra Jadeja 5.00, Washington Sundar 5.50.