After a humiliating defeat in the first test in Chennai, India have bounced back rather well to win the next two tests in convincing fashion. India are now 2-1 up in the four match test series and will be keen to win the fourth test and finish the series on a 3-1 note.
The fourth test match will also take place in Ahmedabad and will be a normal day test. The fourth test will start on March 4 and both India and England are expecting another spin friendly wicket. If you are looking to bet on the India vs. England series, you can do so at any of the following betting sites.
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India will be brimming with confidence as the third test in Ahmedabad which was a D/N test match finished in under two days. India was dominant with the ball and England crumbled under pressure and showed that they have big problems against world class spin bowling.
The pitch for the third test received a lot of flak from English fans and commentators as they felt it was bad for test cricket to see a 5 day game finish in 2. However, England must take responsibility for the way they batted as they won the toss and had first use of the pitch.
Pundits who said that the toss would decide the outcome of the game, were proved wrong as England won the toss and lost the test. English batsmen are expecting a similar dust bowl for the fourth test and know that they need to apply themselves better in order to give their bowlers a chance.
India goes in as betting favorites with odds of 4/9 while England are the underdogs yet again with odds of 7/2. The odds for the fourth test ending in a draw are currently at 6/1. If you are going to bet on the fourth test, go ahead and bet on India as England will find it difficult to beat India in Ahmedabad given the conditions.
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Player Of The Match
Joe Root won the man of the match award in the first test, R Ashwin took it in the second test and A Patel ended up with the man of the match award in the third test. Since India are expected to win the fourth and final test, you have more chances of winning this bet if you decide to back an Indian player to win.
Do you back an Indian batsman or an Indian bowler in Ahmedabad is the big question. The pitch in the third test showed that it was a bowler’s pitch. If the curator rolls out a similar pitch, it will favour the bowlers and either R Ashwin or A Patel should be the prime candidates.
However, a batsman can also end up winning the man of the match award especially if C Pujara or V Kohli get set and decided to put their heads down and play a big innings. R Ashwin has 11/2 odds, V Kohli has 13/2 odds and A Patel has 8/1 odds.
Player Of The Series
R Ashwin appears to be the favorite to win this award as he has been exceptional during this series. However, another strong performance by A Patel could give him an edge over R Ashwin and help him win the man of the series award. If you are wager to bet on this bet, go with either R Ashwin or A Patel.