India Tour of Australia 3rd ODI Betting Tips & Preview

india tour australia 2020 odi betting tips and predictions
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Updated 30/11/2020

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This is a fascinating series between two old rivals made up of three ODIs, three T20Is and four Test matches played over in Australia.

You’ve come to the right place for all the team news, analysis of pitches and conditions and the best cricket betting tips for the ODI.

Up next, the best betting tips for Australia vs India ODI series.

Australia vs India 3rd ODI betting tips & odds

Bet Odds Site
Winner: India 2.45 10CRIC
Toss: India 1.90 10CRIC
A century to be scored 1.50 10CRIC


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Aaron Finch Top Australia Batsman 3.75 10CRIC

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India to win: Why is this a good bet?

We said it ahead of the second ODI and we’ll say it again. Australia looked great in posting huge scores and defending them as the pressure told during the chase but what if it had been the other way round? What if India had batted first both times and posted 360+ like the Aussies did? It may have been 2-0 India by now.

But it’s not just the toss going India’s way that could play into their hands here. David Warner hit scores of 69 and 83 in the first two games, both essential in Australia getting to those big totals so his absence and the effect on the batting line-up could be significant. The absence of Pat Cummins (through choice) could also make them a bit weaker; he took three wickets on Sunday.

Again, we said it ahead of Sunday’s game: India are too strong a team, especially when it comes to batting, to be 2.45 to win an ODI. They’re worth persisting with.

India to win toss: Why is this a good bet?

Australia’s skipper Aaron Finch is two from two so far when it comes to the toss. As we said, that’s been a big factor in the hosts being 2-0 up.

Based on the laws of probability, Kohli could be due a toss win here. Let’s hope so.

Century to be scored: Why is this a good bet?

The first game had two centuries and the second only had one but also saw six fifties struck. So clearly, the batsmen are on top in this Series.

When Australia beat India at this Manuka Oval ground back in 2016, the game witnessed three different centurions, so the smart money is on us getting at least one here.

Our Hot Bet: Aaron Finch to be Aussie Top Batsman

In two games so far, skipper Finch scored 114 and 60. On both occasions, he was pipped to man of the match by Steve Smith but Finch was actually top batsman in the first game after scoring 114 to Smith’s 105. It just so happened that Smith scored his century a lot quicker, which is why he was rewarded with being the man of the match.

Aaron Finch. He's our betting prediction to be the top Aussie batsman in the 3rd ODI between Australia and India

So with a fifty and a century in two games to his name, Finch is clearly a man in form. Back in 2016 against New Zealand, he scored a century on this ground so has good memories of it.

With the injured Warner out of the picture, he could be the man to beat here unless Smith’s ridiculously good run of form continues.

Schedule for the India tour of Australia ODI series

ODI Date Location
1st ODI Nov 27 Sydney
2nd ODI Nov 29 Sydney
3rd ODI Dec 2 Canberra

Third ODI preview: Warner down & out

After two comprehensive wins for Australia in Sydney, we now head to the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

This is a ground that’s rarely used for international cricket and similarly, isn’t one of the grounds that often hosts Big Bash matches, either.

Still, Australia played there twice in 2016 in ODIs, beating first India by 25 runs and then New Zealand by a mammoth 116 runs after they piled on the runs batting first, posting 378/5.

That total from four years included 119 from the bat of David Warner, who now misses the rest of this ODI Series and the T20 one that follows it after injuring his groin.

Australia have also decided to rest ace pace bowler Pat Cummins between now and the start of the Test series so either Sean Abbott, Daniel Sams or Andrew Tye should have a chance to impress.

As for Warner’s absence, apparently Marnus Labuschagne has offered to open the batting as a one-off. But the simpler option is to give D’Arcy Short a go rather than bat in Labuschagne a non-opener as an opener and then bringing someone else in- probably Matthew Wade- to bat in the middle order. Wade could also open the batting himself.

David Warner injured himself in the second ODI against India. This will impact the Aussie's chance of winning the 3rd ODI in our betting tips and predictions.

India may make a couple of changes of their own. Shreyas Iyer could miss out despite a decent 38 in the last game with Manish Pandey waiting in the wings, while Kuldeep Yadav could get a game instead of Yuzvendra Chahal.

Australia’s ODI squad

Position Players
Batsmen Aaron Finch, (captain), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, David Warner, Matthew Wade, Moises Henriques.
All-rounders Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar.
Bowlers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Daniel Sams, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott.

Australia’s recent form

Since the start of 2019 and including last year’s World Cup, Australia have been in action 30 times in ODIs, winning 19 of them…

It’s worth remembering Australia were knocked out by England in the semi-finals of the World Cup, which England went on to win.

Of all the teams they played, they faced India more than any other during that period, winning four, losing five. They also played South Africa four times, losing the lot. But they were far more impressive against Pakistan: played six, won six.

Of the few matches they played in 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus, they can be very proud of their 2-1 ODI series win in England that included chasing a big score in the third and last game to win the Series. That was the last time they were in action.

The squad looks strong. All their big fast bowlers- Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood, Abbott, Sams- are available which is somewhat rare and they have plenty of all-rounders to pick from including Melbourne Stars pair Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis.

As ever, David Warner, Aaron Finch and Steve Smith are their key men with the bat.

David Warner of Australia cricket team. He is the key Aussie with the bat and will definitely have an impact on our betting tips for Australia to win the first ODI against India.

It will be interesting to see if the likes of bowler Sean Abbott, all-rounder Cameron Green or batsman Moises Henriques get a game or if they go with the more familiar faces.

India’s ODI squad

Position Players
Batsmen KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shubman Gill.
All-rounders Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Ravi Jadeja
Bowlers Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.

India’s recent form

In the same period- beginning of 2019 till now and also including the last World Cup- India played just 15 times.

Across those games they won eight, lost six and had a no result in there. Like Australia, they also lost in the semifinals of the World Cup, with New Zealand being their conquerors in a tight finish in what was to prove to be MS Dhoni’s last-ever appearance in an India shirt.

They’ll be pretty happy with the outcome of their last tour of Australia, where they won the Series 2-1 to inflict a rare defeat on the Aussies on their own patch.

It’s strange to see a limited-overs side without Dhoni in it but it’s something we’re going to have to get used to.

The logical step would be to give KL Rahul the gloves but if that’s the case, it will be interesting to see where he bats.

He could open in the absence of Rohit Sharma alongside Shikhar Dhawan or he could bat at three, four or five, though coming in at three would mean shifting Virat Kohli from his favourite position.

Finch and Kohli side-by-side. The 2 captains will go head to head in the India tour of Austalia. Betting tips for the tour have the Aussies as favourites

They’ll need to think about the right balance because it seems Hardik Pandya isn’t bowling at the moment so that should mean a place in the side for Ravi Jadeja, who had a good IPL and always seems to contribute, be it with bat, ball or in the field.

India vs Australia ODI cricket analysis

In 140 ODI matches between the two, Australia are ahead on 78 wins to India’s 52 with 10 no results in there.

Australia’s superiority has understandably been far greater when at home. In 51 ODIs on home soil, they’ve won 36 to 13 (two no results) and if we were to look just at matches played over the past 10 years in Australia between these two sides, it’s 10-4 in the Aussies’ favour once again.

But India will take great heart from their Series win Down Under just under two years ago. The hosts went 1-0 up after posting a decent score of 288 in Sydney, which India couldn’t chase, despite a brilliant Rohit Sharma century.

But it was a different story in Adelaide, with India successfully chasing a total that was even bigger (299) this time. In the second ODI it was Kohli who got a century and this time it was in a winning cause.

India certainly saved their best bowling performance for the third ODI in Melbourne. Australia were all out for 230 after an incredible performance from six-wicket-man Yuzvendra Chahal and only sealed the deal in the last over, MS Dhoni and KM Jadhav seeing India home.

In January 2020, India won a Series at home 2-1. Once again, they went 1-0 down in the Series before winning the last two.


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