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Australia v India – First ODI Betting Preview & Tips

Australia v India – First ODI Betting Preview & Tips. We provide the best bets as these rivals meet in Sydney in a much-anticipated series.

India kick off their tour Down Under with a three-match ODI series, the first of which takes place on Friday in Sydney. Both teams are almost full-strength, with Rohit Sharma being the only big-name player not to feature.

Aaron Finch will continue to lead Australia, with Pat Cummins serving as his deputy. KL Rahul was named vice-captain of India’s limited-overs side in Rohit Sharma’s absence.

Australia also have the advantage of playing the most number of ODIs in 2020 (ten) in addition to having played three ODIs in bio-bubble conditions earlier in England. Although their ODI record of 2020 is not up to their lofty standards (W4, L6), Australia have won three of the last four and were beginning to show signs of identifying a settled unit.

The last time both these sides met was in a three-match ODI series in January in India, which the Men in Blue clinched 2-1.

Probable Playing XI

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Adam Zampa.

India: Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/ Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah.a

Key Stats

Australia have won five of eight bilateral H2H ODIs, but have lost three of thesw last four.

Australia have a 14-2 win-loss record against India at the SCG and have won four of their last five ODIs here.

Seven of the last eight ODIs at this venue, including the last five, have been won by the team batting first.

India have lost their last three bilateral away ODIs but haven’t lost four such ODIs in a row since against Australia in Jan 2016.

Zampa needs one Kohli wicket to join Tim Southee and Ravi Rampaul as the leading bowler to have dismissed the Indian captain the most number of times in ODIs (six).

Prediction and Betting Tips


David Warner to be Australia’s top batsman at 3.75

Adam Zampa to be Australia’s top bowler at 4.50


KL Rahul to be India’s top batsman at 4.30

Yuzvendra Chahal to be DC’s top bowler at 4.00

Prediction: Australia to win at 1.62.

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