The third ODI in Australia’s tour of India will be held tomorrow at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. Australia trail 2-0 in the five-match series. If they lose this match as well, they can kiss goodbye to the hopes of a series win. India looked the dominant side by a distance in the first two matches. Both those matches followed a familiar pattern. India batted first and posted a decent total surviving an early batting wobble. Australian batsmen struggled against Indian bowlers and could not reach anywhere near the target.
The pitch in Indore should assist the fast bowlers. If Australia can feel confident of getting India out cheaply on any pitch in India, it must be this ground. Still, Australian batsmen need to learn to tackle the Indian spinners. Otherwise, backing them for cricket betting will be a disaster.
Preview – India
India’s bowling and fielding have been top-notch in the first two matches. But batting has not clicked as the team would have liked. The long batting line-up and some spirited rear-guard efforts saved the team of the blushes. On the fast and bouncy pitch at Holkar Cricket Stadium, against a good pace attack, Indian batsmen need to find their best form.
Indian pacers will enjoy bowling on this pitch. It looks like Indian spinners will enjoy bowling at the Australians anywhere in the world. The Australian batsmen were clueless against Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. When the spinners are in such great form, you can confidently back India against Australia for cricket betting.
Preview – Australia
Australia need a big innings from one or two of their batsmen – ideally from David Warner and Steven Smith. The other batsmen are a bit inexperienced and do no have proven match-winning credentials. Australia bowl really well. Pat Cummins and Nathan Couter-Nile have been excellent in both the matches. But Australian spinners failed to make any impact on the Indian batsmen. In Indore, Australian pacers can reap rich rewards for their efforts.
Prediction for cricket betting: Expect a very close match. India will not win as comfortably as they did in the first two matches. There is a good possibility Australia will even pull off a win.
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