India’s Australia tour was one of the most anticipated battles in the cricket calendar this year. Both India and Australia are among the top teams in ODIs filled with superstars like Kohli, Smith, Warner, Bumrah, and Cummins. The ODI series that started from the 27th of November between India and Australia has reached its third and last ODI which will be played in Manuka Oval, Canberra, on the 2nd of December.
Australia Vs India Series Analysis
The first two matches of the series have already been sealed convincingly by Australia making them the series winners. There was hardly any difference in both the ODI’s played.
As Australia scored a mammoth score above 370 runs in both the matches batting first and India struggled to chase it down reaching just to the 310s and 330s. The Australian openers got a blazing start in both the matches followed by Steven Smith’s exceptional batting in the middle overs and finished by flourishing hits of Glenn Maxwell.
Australia managed to put on outstanding totals in both the matches, dominating the Indian bowlers as if the likes of Bumrah, Shami, and Chahal were nothing to them.
Questions are also arising on the tactics of Captain Virat Kohli and his decisions in the death overs. Not taking wickets in the early overs and being smacked entirely in the death overs has hit India majorly in the first two ODIs.
At the same time, India’s batting performances have been decent where openers Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal gave good starts. Captain Kohli got good runs in the 2nd ODI, and Lokesh Rahul and Shreyas Iyer also seemed to be middling the ball pretty well.
As India has lost its 5th consecutive ODI, questions are arising on India’s performance and expectations. However, the betting sites show a completely different picture, where the odds are much more favorable for India.
What do the Betting Sites say?
Betting sites have adjusted their odds slightly more in favor of India more in the third ODI, but Australia still remain the overall favorites to win the match.
This is in spite of the news that David Warner and Pat Cummins have been ruled out from the whole tour, a great blow for the Australian team.
The change of Venue to Canberra is also expected to favour India more as India has a good record playing on less flat pitches. Betters are also expecting India to come up with few essential changes in the bowling lineups. We could see someone like Kuldeep Yadav or debutant T Natarajan making their way in.
As per the major betting sites, the odds are in favour of Australia with the points –
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The above data shows more betters favouring Australia to win over India in the third ODI.
IND vs AUS Match Prediction
As Australia faces a significant blow of David Warner and Pat Cummins missing out the whole tour due to minor niggles, India will look to capitalize on this and come back strong with its change in bowling lineups.
The conditions at Canberra are looking to favor India more, but the betting sites have Australia in favor due to their 2 recent wins. As per the trends shown by the major cricket betting sites in India, we also think that India is going to give their all to win the final ODI and earn their pride.
IND vs AUS Betting tips
Bet on India to win!
The loss of Australia’s significant players Warner and Cummins could help India clinch their only win in the series. The batting lineup seems to look perfect.
Also, India will come up with changes in the bowling lineup and is predicted to win the most crucial toss as far as the law of averages goes.
Canberra track could be more like Indian wickets where the pitches are not too flat but not too bowler-friendly as well. This could favour India to win this match. If they do, you will win a nice little profit by betting on India.