India vs Australia 1st T20 Betting Tips

October 7, 2017 by Posted in Cricket Tips

Australia had a series to forget as they lost 4-1 to the sauntering hosts in the just concluded ODI series. It wasn’t easy for the visitors as India deservedly walked away with the trophy. The Kangaroos now have a chance to avenge the loss as they take on India in the three-match T20I series. The first match would be played on Saturday, October 7th at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi.

Hosts are in red-hot form
That is an understatement, isn’t it! India have shown that they are the team to beat in the ODIs this year with consistent performances. It is almost the same team that takes the field in the T20Is. Critics may say that India missed a chance to blood youngsters but the advantage is still with them.

Virat Kohli has a clutch of IPL stars at his disposal and will look to start confidently. Bowling too looks in safe hands with death-overs specialists Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneswar Kumar leading the charge. The nemeses for the Aussies in the ODIs – Kuldeep Yadav and Yazuvendra Chahal will look to continue their stranglehold.

Change of format – change of fortunes?
Steve Smith will be happy that his side now has fresh legs to change the mood in the dressing room. T20 specialists Andre Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Daniel Christian and Moises Henriques come with a lot of experience and should help Australia stay competitive.

Batting looked the weakest point for Australia on this tour relying heavily on the top three – David Warner, Aaron Finch and Smith. Travis Head and Glenn Maxwell will love the shortest format which makes them dangerous in the slog overs.

Key Statistics
India’s form in T20Is is mixed this year, winning three and losing two. It isn’t any better for the visitors who have three wins and three losses in their last six matches.

India start as huge favourites considering the conditions and the recent form. Although T20s throw the form book out of the window, back the hosts to continue their winning run. An Indian win at odds of $1.62 (William Hill) looks prudent.

TIP: India to win – $1.62 at William Hill

Rohit Sharma’s penchant to score against Australia is well documented. The right-hander loves this format and should look to score big once again. Back him to score over 25.5 runs at odds of $1.83 (Ladbrokes).

TIP: Rohit Sharma OVER 25.5 runs – $1.83 at Ladbrokes



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