India Tour of Australia 3rd T20 Betting Tips & Previews

India Tour of Australia 3rd T20 Betting Tips & Previews December 8th 2020
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 27th May 2021

Published: 07/12/2020

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This is a fascinating T20 series between two old rivals 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.

Up next, the best betting tips and winner predictions for Australia vs India 3rd T20I!

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Mitch Swepson to be Australia Top Bowler 5.0 Bet365

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Stoinis to be Australia Top Batsman 7.0 10CRIC

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India to win: Why is this a good bet?

2-0 up, they’ve now won their last three on this Tour and are high on confidence and feeling like they can win games from tough positions.

Australia are still trying to work out who fits where but Virat Kohli’s men seem to have figured that out already and the balance looks good. Sure, they would have preferred to have had Ravi Jadeja available but other than that, this is a strong-looking team.

Go with the in-form side.

Toss winner- Australia: Why is this a good bet?

India won the toss last time but it’s worth remembering that skipper Aaron Finch, who has a good record at tosses, wasn’t playing, with Matthew Wade stepping in for him.

Australia have had the superior record in this regard and we think that with Finch returning, Australia’s chances increase.

Mitch Swepson to be Australia Top Bowler: Why is this a good bet?

Whatever happens in this game, Australia have found a good player in Mitch Swepson. He’s played lots of Bash cricket but Sunday’s game was just his third T20I. He bowled really well the other day, is almost sure to play and is a bigger price than fellow spinner Adam Zampa.

The other advantage is that India’s batsmen may try to target him so might pick up a cheap wicket that way by players being caught on the boundary.

Hot Bet: Why is this a good bet?

10CRIC are offering 7.0 about Stoinis, presumably because they think he’ll be batting at 5 or 6 again. He may. He may not. He might open alongside Wade if Finch doesn’t play, he may bat at three if Smith doesn’t play. This is the winner of the Big Bash top batsman award last season we’re talking about so he knows how to score big runs in T20 on Australian wickets.

Even if he does bat at 4, 5 or 6 he’ll have a decent chance so it’s a big price.

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3rd T20I preview: Pandya and Natarajan excellent in game two

No Jadeja, no problem. One of their heroes from Game One was ruled out with a concussion but India managed just fine without the wonderful Jadeja, who almost always offers big contributions in all three disciplines.

India allowed Australia to get to a very competitive total of 194-5 and can thank the brilliant T Natarajan that it wasn’t a load more. Natarajan, who was called up to India after impressive displays in the IPL, took two wickets for just 20 runs and could well have been man-of-the-match. In fact, the man who was man-of-the-match, later said Natarajan deserved it more than him!

That man was, of course, Hardik Pandya, whose beautifully timed assault of 42 off 22 including a two, six, dot and six in the final over got India over the line. KL Rahul was good again, Shikhar Dhawan got a very handy 52 off 36 to get India off to a good start and Virat Kohli did his bit, as well. His 40 off 24 was just what they needed in a big chase.

For Australia, there wasn’t too much to get excited about. Matthew Wade was good at the top of the order with 58 off 32 but everyone else batted a bit too slowly or got out just when they were getting going. With the ball, Mitch Swepson was just about the only Australian bowler who impressed, taking two for just 25 runs.

India are 2-0 up, have won the Series but will be eyeing up a clean sweep.

India in far better shape as we stay in Sydney

We already know that Sydney tends to produce big runs as we saw in both the ODIs and the second T20 so we should expect more of the same here.

Admittedly, the spinners can be hard to get away and there are some big boundaries that are tough to clear but it’s a good pitch here you get full value for your shots. The wicket is good and stays good for the 40 overs so there isn’t necessarily a big advantage to winning the toss but in the Big Bash, 60% of games are won by the chasing side.

There’s no point India playing Jasprit Bumrah or Mohammad Shami now that the Series is won so they’ll probably rest them for the Test series. Deepak Chahar was expensive and wicketless so may make way for Navdeep Saini, but they may keep the same team who won on Sunday aside from that. India will be feeling extremely confident after now winning three games in a row on this Tour.

Australia may ring the changes, though. Aaron Finch may return from injury to replace D’Arcy Short and Steve Smith could be left out with the Test series coming up, paving a way for either Marnus Labuschagne or Alex Carey to get a game.

Australia’s recent form

The Aussies have had a decent year in T20 cricket.

Last year they beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in a home series before also beating Pakistan 2-0 on home soil.

They then went over to South Africa and beat the Proteas 2-1 as well to make it three series wins in a row.

They then had a series in New Zealand and one in Scotland cancelled because of Covid but managed to go and play one in England, losing 2-1.

A bitter defeat to the English

They’re bitterly disappointed about the loss to England.

In the first game, they made a right mess of what looked like a simple run chase.

Chasing 163, they made a bright start with openers David Warner and Aaron Finch putting on a partnership of more than 100.

But everyone else struggled once they got out and ended up losing by 2 runs.

It was typical of a side who are very strong at the top of the order but lacks the power in the middle order of say the West Indies.

Or the cool head to complete tough run chases, like England.

Some issues from the AUS vs IND ODI series

They have a few problems to sort out.

There’s no Warner, who is injured, so one of Matthew Wade or D’Arcy Short should open in his absence alongside Finch.

Marnus Labuschagne may miss out entirely because he’s not really seen as a T20 specialist and Marcus Stoinis may not be risked as he’s also carrying an injury.

So we should see Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey making up the middle order.

The key man is Maxwell.

Glenn Maxwell celebrating. He's the kay man for the Aussies ahead of the T20I series according to our Australia vs India betting tips and expert winner predictions

He’s the one who can really change a game on its head, which he did in games one and two in the ODI series and almost in game three, as well.

Pat Cummins has been rested and they’re unlikely to risk Mitchell Starc with a Test series coming up.

So Sean Abbott will definitely play and then probably Andrew Tye as well.

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India’s recent form

India played 11 T20I matches over the last 12 months, winning seven, losing one (in ‘regular time’), having a no-result and remarkably, tying two.

They went on to win both those two that they ‘tied’ after a Super Over, both against New Zealand and in back-to-back matches!

Considering those tied games actually ended up in wins and India re now victorious in their last seven.

Virat Kohli holding up a bat. Can his men defeat the Aussies? Our India tour of Australia betting tips for the first T20I says they can!

An unlikely Indian T20I team

India can be a strange team in T20Is.

You’d think that any side who hosts the IPL would be full of brilliant T20 specialists but that just hasn’t really happened.

If anything, they’ve been a bit guilty of not always playing T20 specialists and instead of going with the same old faces who generally perform in ODIs.

But to be fair, that doesn’t seem to be the case here.

Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul all had strong seasons in the IPL and with Virat Kohli splitting them in the batting order and Hardik Pandya in sensational form, they could have one of their strongest batting line-ups in a while.

Pace bowler Deepak Chahar of Chennai should feature here alongside Super Kings team-mate Ravi Jadeja.

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