While England are duelling with New Zealand, there is another massive clash going on in the world of Test Match cricket swinging your way with India v Australia betting in a four match test series to enjoy. This will be a big clash between two different sides. India have the experienced line up and the quality spin bowling attack, while the younger Australian side have all the pace attack. So which will win out? Of course, for India the stakes are probably higher as the need to rebuild their image after falling to a demoralising Test series defeat against the touring England at the back end of 2012. Will they be mentally ready to take on the Australians as the pressure is all on them to perform back on home soil.
India really need to look to their experienced batting line up to guide them here, and particular focus will be on the great Sachin Tendulkar, who failed badly against England. There is quality and cool heads in the Indian batting line up, but it was one which never really settled down against England. India thumped England in the first Test, but once England changed their tactics, it was the tourists who turned around all the momentum in their favour, taking a 2-1 series win.
Even with that poor result under their belt, the India v Australia cricket betting is leaning in favour of the hosts. They should have learned big lessons from the series against England, notably that they should make their pitches into raging turners. They have to set themselves up to get as much advantage from their spin bowling attack as possible. The more pace they take out of the tracks, the better stead they will be in.
India are trading at 7/10 with online bookmaker Paddy Power to win the series outright, and that puts Australia well out at odds of 10/3 (with 7/2 for the draw). So does that make Australia value? Well, they have pace in their attack. It was England’s pace attack that did for India in their recent Test series on the subcontinent and Australia’s front line bowling attack is much quicker than that of England’s, so the tourists will have weapons.
They have a great top order as well, with the likes of Shane Watson, Phil Hughes and Michael Clarke jostling for positions. So the Australians have runs in them, but perhaps their weakness will be in the middle order, where they are still trying to find an emerging talent to take the mantle there. The middle order, nor the tail end, dealt very well win spin in their pre-Test warm up matches. So that could be the crucial element to the India v Australia cricket betting.
This is a four match series and therefore an India 2-1 result and a 1-1 tie are both trading at around 4/1 with online bookmaker Paddy Power. Virender Sehwag looks a good option at 4/1 for Top Indian Batsman while the scratching around of Phillip Hughes looks great value to be the Top Australian Batsman in the series. India have already taken the lion’s share of the betting to win the series outright, but then they did also against England. In this latest clash, India, the top ranked Test side in the world take on the third ranked Australians.
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