BEST India vs Australia Betting Tips

BEST India vs Australia Betting Tips

India vs Australia Betting Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back India to win @ 1.8 or more in Live Betting with Pure Win.

India are 1.54 favourites to win this match and that’s understandable.

Despite India’s failures at the last World Cup and Asia Cup, they’re still a very good side when it comes to bilateral series, as they’ve shown over the past two years.

Other reasons why India are quite short favourites are that: they’re at home, have a good head-to-head record against Australia (see below) and that the injured Ravindra Jadeja aside, they’re at full strength.

Australia, as we explain in the ‘recent form’ section, are not.

Still, here at BetRally India we’re not in the business of tipping hot favourites just because they deserve to be hot favourites.

We look to find an angle that makes an obvious (and sometimes poor value bet) into a better one.

And that’s the case here.

If India bat first, it could be that they lose an early wicket.

After all, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood are dangerous with the new ball, while KL Rahul and to a lesser extent Rohit Sharma, have struggled a bit at the start.

So the strategy is to try to get 1.8 or bigger on India in live betting.

If they bowl first, it may be a little trickier to do so.

But we’d still hope Australia make a decent start batting first, put India under pressure and that the hosts’ price becomes bigger and we can back them at that 1.8 in live betting.

Let’s hope so, because it’s the smart move here.

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India vs Australia Odds for Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Back Virat Kohli to score 50+ runs @ 2.95 with Betway.

First up, let’s get one thing straight.

We’ve often argued on this website that Virat Kohli shouldn’t be in India’s T20I side because his form has been poor over the last two years, at the very least. Both for RCB in the IPL and for India, as well.

And when he has got runs, they’ve often been scored slowly to the extent that him being at the crease has often done more harm than good for his side.

However, it’s hard to ignore his superb recent form which has kept him in the side for the foreseeable future.

Here are his scores in the Asia Cup: 35, 59 not out, 60, 0 and 122.

So he’s in brilliant form and you’d think that he’ll feel more at home…at home.

Add to that the fact that Mohali is a high-scoring ground where you can score quickly rather than grind it out and you can see why we’re keen on him getting to 50, available at odds of 2.95 with Betway.

He’ll bat at number three so should have more than enough overs to get there if he plays well enough.

It also bodes well for Kohli (and us!) that his 82 off 51 balls in 2016 was the highest individual score ever struck here in a T20I. The opponents? Australia.

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India’s Recent Form

The obvious place to start is their elimination at the Super 4 stage of the recent Asia Cup.

Having won both their matches in the Group Stages against Pakistan and Hong Kong respectively, they then lost to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage and that was that.

By the time they thrashed Afghanistan in the final Super 4 match, which included a brilliant century from Virat Kohli (his first in any format for almost three years), it was all too little too late.

They’d missed their chance to make the final, eventually contested by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which as we know, Sri Lanka won.

It’s true that they were unlucky to have had to bat first in those two decisive matches because as we know, chasing is the way to go in the UAE.

But they left about 20 runs out there against Sri Lanka and made some late mistakes against Pakistan.

In other words, after being hot favourites to win it, they didn’t play as well as we know they can.

Still, it was their first disappointment in a while after Series wins against England and West Indies and they’ve generally been pretty good in this format since last year’s World Cup.

The incredibly useful Ravindra Jadeja isn’t in the squad after an injury that will keep him out of this Series and also the World Cup.

But fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel return after not playing in the Asia Cup.

Axar Patel and Ravi Ashwin will fight it out for the spinning all-rounder position and the question of whether Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant should play (or both) goes on.

India’s Likely XI

Sharma, KL Rahul, Kohli, Yadav, Pandya, Hooda, Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bumrah, Chahal.

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Australia’s Recent Form

It’s been an extremely good last 12 months for Australia in T20Is and that hasn’t always been the case in this format.

Including the World Cup, which they won of course, they won 12 of their 16 matches in the last year, with just three losses and a tie.

Other than defeat at the World Cup to England in the Group Stages, they also lost a dead rubber at home to Sri Lanka and then lost again to Sri Lanka at Pallekele in their most recent T20I outing in June, after having already won the Series.

So it’s been a good year for them but this will be a big test of whether they can beat the best sides away from home.

It won’t help that they’re without four extremely important players, all of them having featured in last year’s World Cup win.

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc, man-of-the-match in the final Mitch Marsh, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and Player of the Tournament David Warner have been either rested or are injured.

So those are big absences.

It provides an opportunity for Tim David to show what he can do.

He’s played for Singapore in the past and this will be his debut for Australia in any format after impressing in T20 cricket at a number of teams over the last year, including the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

Skipper Aaron Finch is under huge pressure, as a batsman.

His form has been awful in general and has already led to him retiring from ODIs as a result.

If he fails miserably here in terms of runs, he may consider giving up T20Is as well, though that’s unlikely with the World Cup just around the corner.

Australia’s Likely XI

Inglis, Finch, Smith, Maxwell, David, Wade, Agar, Cummins, Richardson, Zampa, Hazlewood

India vs Australia Head-to-Head

In the India vs Australia head-to-head, it’s India who are 13-9 ahead with a tie thrown in there, as well.

But they haven’t played each other since December 2020, a series in Australia which India won 2-1.

Venue & Conditions

We’re at Mohali for this one.

This is where the Kings Punjab play their home matches, or at least do when they’re not playing at neutral venues which was the case for the last two and a half seasons of the IPL.

This is generally a high-scoring ground. In the last eight matches played here, the team batting first got to 170 in five of them.

After all, KL Rahul scored a mountain of runs over the last five years or so for Punjab before moving to Lucknow so it must be a good batting surface.

Betway make it 5.25 that a century is scored in the match and that’s not completely out of the question.

Author: Shawn Burton