India v South Africa Betting: 3rd Test Cricket Betting Tips

By Dhanu Delphi on October 17, 2019

India have been breaking records in this rather one side test series against a South African team who have been blown away by their hosts. That’s 11 home series wins in a row now for Virat Kohli and his men. They should be looking to extend that run by the end of 2019. So, let’s see if we can find any value in the India v South Africa betting sportsbooks.

This Indian team is also looking to close in on the newly-formed World Test Championship. But before they address any future issues, there is one more game left to play in this particular series. Ranchi is our destination and it all begins this Thursday.

What are the cricket odds for India v South Africa Betting?

The cricket match odds for this game are largely unchanged. India are coming in as hot favourites at 1.36 with Bet365. Victory for South Africa is as far out as 10.00, while the draw is at 4.50.

Some thunder and heavy rain is forecast at points across five days. But the weather predictions have been wrong for the first two tests, so we’ll ignore those.

South Africa have only briefly responded to India’s dominance and for a time, they looked as though they may scrape a draw in the first test. India prevailed and went on to inflict that crushing innings defeat in Pune. It’s all about rebuilding for the South Africans, who have lost a number of players to retirement and Kolpak deals. We simply can’t see past the favourites once again.

Match Odds Summary: India: 1.36 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), South Africa: 10.00 (Betway), The Draw: 4.50 (Bet365).

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

Virat Kohli was the star of the second test with a brilliant unbeaten 254. We didn’t cash in on the skipper as top batsman, but we did nail a profit on Kohli at 6.50 as the Man of the Match. On to Ranchi, and the captain is favourite to score most Indian runs on first innings at 2.87 with Betway.

Mayank Agarwal continued his great run of form with a second straight ton and he can be claimed at 4.25, while Cheteshwar Pujara is next at 4.75. Rohit Sharma interests us for the third test. The opener is as short as 4.25 in places, but you can find him at generous odds of 5.50.

Other picks for India include Ajinkya Rahane at 7.00, while Ravindra Jadeja is all the way out at 34.00.

South Africa offered little resistance in Pune and the tourists may well be considering some changes to their batting lineup. We already know that Aiden Markram has been ruled out, so don’t place a Satta on him if prices are still being shown.

Of the players that are left in contention, Faf Du Plessis is the favourite and the tourists’ captain can be claimed at 4.50. Elsewhere, Dean Elgar looks a value option for us at 5.00. Zubayr Hamza is Markram’s likely replacement and he is quoted at 6.50. Meanwhile, other South African batters include Quinton De Kock at 6.00, Temba Bavuma at 6.50, and Theunis De Bruyn at 7.00.

Having scored a century in the first test, Dean Elgar looks a strong pick for South Africa. But another opener offering value is Rohit Sharma. He may have returned a low score in Pune, but his Man of the Match performance in the first game makes Rohit our confirmed tip.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 2.87, Agarwal 4.25, Pujara 4.75, Rohit Sharma 5.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Rahane 7.00, Jadeja 34.00.

South Africa: Du Plessis: 4.50, Elgar 5.00, De Kock 6.00, Hamza 6.50 (Betway), Bavuma 6.50, De Bruyn 7.00.

What are the batsman to score a hundred in the match odds for India v South Africa?

We were tempted to break with tradition and pick an opposition batsman in the previous section. Those odds of 5.00 for Dean Elgar are hard to ignore. As an alternative, you may want to finish with a Satta on Elgar to score a Hundred in the match at 5.50.

There are shorter prices if you prefer: Ravi Ashwin is favourite to return best first innings bowling figures for India at 2.75. Ravi Jadeja follows at 3.75. However, as India are so short in the result betting, we’ll finish with the longer tip.

Dean Elgar to Score a Hundred in the Match Odds: Yes: 5.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), No: 1.14.