Get ready to check out the most recent cricket betting odds as England may have risen to the top of the ODI rankings while playing a new brand of fearless cricket, but the hosts are getting a reality check in these limited overs series with India. The tourists dominated Thursday’s opener at Trent Bridge and are now looking to take an unassailable lead in Saturday’s follow-up at Lord’s.
Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma were the heroes for India in that first game, but can England now respond as they did in the T20s?
What are the cricket betting odds for England v India?
For the first time on this tour, India start an international match favored by cricket betting odds and you can currently back Virat Kohli’s men at 1.80 with Betrally. England follow at 2.05, but their batting strength deserted them in Nottingham and that is a concern moving into Saturday.
Eoin Morgan’s men started brightly enough through Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, but Kuldeep Yadav strangled the hosts in the middle overs, eventually returning best ODI figures for an Indian spinner against England. Somehow, they have to work out a formula to deal with Kuldeep or a whitewash will ensue. While we had called a 2-1 series win to India from the start, the performances from Trent Bridge suggest that Kohli’s men will clinch things here.
Match Cricket Betting Odds Summary: England 2.05, India 1.80 (Editor’s Pick).
What are the top batsman cricket betting odds for England v India?
England’s total of 268 was never going to be enough but there were welcome half centuries for Jos Buttler and for Ben Stokes on his return to the one day side. Buttler top scored with 53 and for Lord’s on Saturday, he is a tempting option for a repeat at 5.30.
Jonny Bairstow starts as favourite in England’s top batsman market at 4.40, while Joe Root follows at 4.75 . Elsewhere, Jason Roy looks to be generous at 5.50, while other English options include Eoin Morgan at 6.25 and Ben Stokes at 7.00.
Rohit Sharma guided India’s successful run chase on Thursday with another brilliant ODI hundred but Virat Kohli starts as favourite to score most India runs at Lord’s at 3.50. Rohit follows at 4.75 with Betway, while Shikhar Dhawan is on offer at 5.00.
India only used four batters in that chase, including KL Rahul, who is listed at 6.00. Other options for the away side include Hardik Pandya at 12.00, and MS Dhoni at an excellent 13.00.
It’s tempting to take a small wager on Dhoni at what is an excellent price, but our overall tip here is Shikhar Dhawan to top score for India. Virat Kohli looked in good touch at Trent Bridge, but the skipper’s odds keep getting shorter, while Dhawan is due a big contribution and offers good value at 5.00.
Top Batsman Cricket Betting Odds Summary
England: Bairstow 4.40, Root 4.75, Buttler 5.30, Roy 5.50, Morgan 6.25, Stokes 7.00.
India: Kohli 3.50, Rohit 4.75, Dhawan 5.00 (Editor’s Pick), Rahul 6.00, Hardik Pandya 12.00, Dhoni 13.00.
What are the top bowler cricket betting odds for England v India?
One thing we know for certain is that England will now be working on a plan to deal with Kuldeep Yadav. In all probability, this will involve abandoning their natural attacking game, while looking to keep wickets intact against his mystery spin.
That approach worked in the T20s and it could possibly do so again. While Kuldeep will be an obvious choice for many in India’s top bowler market, Yuzvendra Chahal could be the man to benefit and give us profit at a generous 3.75 .
India Top Bowler Cricket Betting Odds Summary: Kuldeep Yadav 2.87, Chahal 3.75 (Editor’s Pick), Umesh Yadav 5.30, Kaul 6.00, Hardik Pandya 6.50.
The fact that England will need to change their game plan is a concern for the hosts. While they should improve and offer more of a contest at Lord’s, the form and momentum shown by India makes it hard to look beyond Virat Kohli’s men for a series-clinching victory.