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I’ll bring you the latest team news, the head-to-head record between the two, the pitch report and will also give you our top recommendations for online cricket betting on who we think will win the game.
So just keep on reading before the match gets underway at Lord’s in London on Thursday, July 14, at 5:30 pm IST.
My cricket betting tips are up next and this is an excellent opportunity to bet on India to win and wrap up the Series. Keep on reading because I’m about to explain why I think India are such a good bet at today’s cricket betting odds.
I’ll also give you my toss prediction and tell you who my money is on as my Hot Bet, a third bet at bigger odds than usual.
Recommended Bet: Back England to win @ 1.8 with Parimatch.
India were marginally favourites ahead of the 1st ODI and after an extremely convincing win, have been cut in their odds.
But not by much.
Despite their star-studded batting line-up, Tuesday’s performance was a lesson in how top-class bowling can blow apart even the best batting line-ups out there.
Bumrah and Shami were excellent and England just couldn’t deal with it.
Of course, no two games are the same and it’s not impossible that England go out and bat like we know they can: fearlessly, aggressively, scoring lots of boundaries and not being afraid of losing their wickets.
But India’s batting line-up, though not as explosive, is an extremely strong one as well and there’s not much to choose between them.
So it may well come down to the bowlers. And in this regard, India look considerably better equipped.
Not only do England not have anyone of the level of Shami and Bumrah, they can’t match spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, either. With no Adil Rashid around, it will be left to Moeen Ali to bowl spin. He’s a great player but he’s not a genius spinner.
So if the batting looks equally strong but India look better with the ball, it’s an obvious choice to make: India it is.
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Recommended Bet: Back Ben Stokes to be England Top Batsman to @ 5.0 with Betway
Stokes had a bit of a reality check in the first ODI. He came into the game in good form after a decent run in the recent Test series against New Zealand and the postponed 5th Test against India.
He also came in high on confidence after leading England to four straight wins in his first four Tests as skipper.
And what happened? He got out first ball to a beauty from Mohammad Shami.
But that can happen to anyone and he’ll surely be looking to make up for it.
His record in ODI cricket is good, he’ll bat at four which is just fine and is a considerably better price than say Jason Roy who is out of form while the likes of Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali, though available at big odds, may just be batting a bit too low to have a serious chance.
Not that they didn’t have their chances in the first game.
But Stokes ticks a lot of top batsman boxes and looks a good bet.
India’s win was a reminder that they’re still one of the best ODI sides in the world, in any conditions.
Of course it helps when bowling opening pair Mohammd Shami and Jasprit Bumrah bowl absolutely beautifully in seam-friendly conditions to have England on their knees before an hour of the game has been played.
Mohammad Shami took 3-31 while man-of-the-match Jasprit Bumrah took 6-19 in what were his best-ever bowling figures.
Yuzvendra Chahal, their ace spinner, was hardly needed and only bowled two overs.
Chasing just 112, Sharma and Dhawan were under no pressure at all and ended unbeaten as they got to their total in 18.4overs to secure one of the most one-sided wins you’ll ever see in ODI cricket involving a major nation.
They have an interesting selection dilemma coming up.
Virat Kohli missed the game with a minor injury but his replacement Sky Yadav didn’t get to bat because he wasn’t needed. If Kohli recovers, do they put him straight back in or see what Yadav can do?
Kohli’s possible return is likely to be the only change because there’s no reason to mess with a side who just won so comfortably.