India cricket betting is on the board again this weekend when the tourists take on England at Bristol for their third match in the last week.
Some tight English bowling and a calm half century from Alex Hales saw the home side level this three-match series at one-apiece with the deciding match on Sunday.
England took a different approach to Kuldeep Yadav and it was one that aided their win but can they maintain that momentum or will India respond and take the series?
What are the odds for England v India cricket betting?
The bookmakers are expecting a tight contest and some have listed the same win price for both sides. Elsewhere, Betway have England ahead at odds of 1.83 while India are marginally behind at 2.00 with Betrally.
There is little to choose between these sides and it really could go either way.
The toss is likely to be important with the first two games going to the chasing side. This time, we expect India to respond to defeat, keep early wickets in hand, and be more explosive with the bat.
It’s a tight call but we predicted a 2-1 series win to India at the start and we’ll stick with that verdict.
Match Odds Summary: England 1.83, India 2.00 (Editor’s Pick).
What are the top Batsman Odds for England v India cricket betting?
Alex Hales produced, by his standards, a patient innings of 58 from 41 balls while the next highest score was the 28 from Jonny Bairstow. Jos Buttler endured a rare failure but he remains favourite to top score for England on Sunday at 3.50 with Bet365.
Jason Roy follows at 4.50 while Hales is out at a tempting price of 5.00. Other strong options for England include Bairstow at 8.50 or Eoin Morgan at 7.00 while Joe Root isn’t in good touch and looks unlikely to deliver at 6.50.
For India, we took a nice profit on Virat Kohli at odds of 3.85 after his 47 in India’s total of 148/5 at Cardiff. For Sunday’s match at Bristol, Kohli remains favourite to top score for his side once again and you can pick up the skipper at generous odds of 4.00.
Moving through the order, KL Rahul is available at 4.00 while Rohit Sharma is on offer at 4.50. Shikhar Dhawan has yet to get going in this series and following his bizarre run out on Friday, the left-hander is quoted at 4.50.
In the late overs, MS Dhoni made 32 from 24 balls at Cardiff and he will attract interest at 12.00 while Hardik Pandya is way out at 26.00.
There are some good prices on the Indian players in particular and we’re opting for Rohit Sharma here. The opener hasn’t been at his best but will usually deliver a profit at least once in a series. We think he’s due a big contribution at Bristol.
Top Batsman Odds Summary:
England: Buttler 3.50, Roy 4.50, Hales 5.00, Root 6.50, Morgan 7.00, Bairstow 8.50.
India: Kohli 4.00, Rahul 4.00, Rohit 4.50 (Editor’s Pick), Dhawan 4.50, Dhoni 12.00, Hardik Pandya 26.00.
What are the Most Sixes Odds for England v India cricket betting?
There are a number of options for our final tip of the game and, after a relatively low scoring match on Friday, we should see more runs on this Bristol surface. We’ve seen one individual century from KL Rahul and, if you think any player from either side will go past three figures on Sunday, Bet365 have a reasonable price of 7.50.
But instead, we’ll finish with a market that we’ve overlooked for some time – Most Sixes. England are the favourites for most maximums at 1.80 but India are the tip at a good value price of 2.37.
We’re looking for India’s power hitters to dominate what can be a suspect England bowling unit and hopefully give us an additional profit in this market on their way to a series victory.
Most Sixes Odds Summary: England 1.80, India 2.37 (Editor’s Pick), The Tie 7.50.