India v Australia
Cricket Betting Tips and Predictions
Head To Head:
W – Won; L – Lost; T – Tie; NR – No Result
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India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, Siddarth Kaul
Australia: D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch(c), Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb(w), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon
First, let’s look at this game from the perspective of the historical results at this ground. Indians have played 5 matches at this venue (3 v Australia, 1 v South Africa and 1 v Sri Lanka). While they have won all matches against Australia, they haven’t won a game against the other two opponents. Important factor to note is, 4 out of the 5 matches were won by the chasing sides. Indians were the only team to defend their total here, but it was an mammoth 354 (Highest total at this venue). Even posting something very big doesn’t offer you any safety in this ground which accommodates very short boundaries and a flat wicket. If you want to know: Ask the Australians, as they failed defend 350 miserably against the Men in Blue.
As the pitch is a belter for runs, every match at this venue has a Century scored in the match.
Lower order is the biggest concern for both the sides. Dhoni is defying his age in the ODIs (Not so in T20s). One should hope he carries on with this form for another 4 months till the World Cup. But what follows him in the batting order doesn’t inspire much confidence. Australians do have similar worries. Finch’s prolonged lack of form has put a big hole in their batting order upfront. He has tried batting at #1 to #4. But nothing has changed his fortune. Their batting depends a lot on the three names: Khawaja, Stoinis and Maxwell. While the Indian lower order remains untested, Australian lower order remains invisible.
Indians have a slight upper hand in this game, as the pressure is on Australia after the loss in 1st ODI. The historical numbers at this venue too is on the side of Kohli’s men. Australian batsmen failing to cope with spin duo of Kuldeep and Jadeja is another aspect to think about. If their batsmen don’t hit the nets soon to counter the spin threat, another loss is on the cards.
Batsman Total Runs: MS Dhoni – Over 25.5 @ 1.83 – Click To Bet with Betway – Checkout the Money-Back Special offer on this match