India vs Australia 3rd ODI Betting: Spinners to Dominate

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:39 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 9:39 PM UTC

Helpful Ranchi wicket spells more trouble for beleaguered Aussies on Friday

<p>India took a 2-0 lead in their five-match series following a narrow, tense and thrilling eight-run win over Australia in Nagpur. It was unpredictable insofar as how close the contest was but utterly predictable in the way it ended: the Aussies getting in a terrible tizzy on a tricky wicket with spinners whirling away.</p><h2>What to Bet in Game Three?</h2><p> </p><p><a href=";mtid=1" target="_blank" title="Gane Three">Game three starts on Friday in Ranchi</a>. And there’s bad news for the tourists. It’s another spin-friendly wicket if the last ODI played there is anything to go by – and in this sport it almost always is. In 2016 New Zealand put a terrific squeeze on India, winning by 19 runs after they posted 261. Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi caused tremendous problems for the Indian batsmen, who couldn’t get the ball away.</p><p>This gives us a terrific pointers for game three. We expect India’s spinners to dominate on even the blandest of surfaces but stick them on a raging burner and they should be among the wickets. That is good news for our long-term series bet of Kuldeep Yadav to be top India bowler. He is in the lead – and he topped in Nagpur – so there is every chance he could extend the gap.</p><p>Betting Kuldeep at 5/2 with <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Bet365</a> or William Hill to take most wickets in Australia’s innings is a solid wager. On his stats he should be closer to 11/8. That’s a hefty wedge in our favour. But we might have to be a little cannier here.</p><p>Yuz Chahal could well be drafted in to the XI with the surface so useful and his quote of 12/5 with Betfred makes great appeal because he should also be shorter. As usual Jasprit Bumrah is the favourite because of his expert death bowling but the doesn’t take the weight of wickets up front to cop more than Kuldeep or Chahal. And he’s a pacer.</p><p>There are other tips from history which we should take note of. Glenn Maxwell, our man for top series Australia batsman, has started solidly and he has fond memories of Ranchi, whacking 92 off 95 balls there in 2013. The 5/1 (Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Coral) is a decent price considering, as we’ve said before, he has little to beat.</p><p>The feelgood factor for a batter at a venue where he has done well before should not be sniffed at. So much of batting is psychological warfare so anything which helps quieten the mind should be seized upon as an edge.</p><p>Even the great Virat Kohli is not immune. He won’t have forgotten his epic unbeaten 139 in a chase against Sri Lanka at the ground. There will be plenty of takers of the 9/4 (Betfair, Paddy Power) that he top scores for India.</p><p style="text-align:center;">[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;No other batsman has scored more than 6 ODI centuries since January 2017. &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#INDvAUS&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;March 6, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p>
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