Australia v India 2nd T20 International: betting tips, prediction & odds
Welcome to our Australia v India betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for the second T20 International at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday, December 6.
India have seized a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series with their impressive bowling performance to win the opening T20 International by 11 runs in Canberra on Friday night.
Now we head back to the flat SCG wicket which was a graveyard for bowlers in the ODI series won 2-1 by Australia.
Australia have suffered another injury blow with captain and star opening batsman Aaron Finch injuring his hip on Friday and in doubt for the remaining two matches. ”It’s a bit of a hip or glute [problem], we’ll wait and see,” Finch said after the match. “It progressively got worse throughout the game.”
If Finch is unavailable, keeper Matthew Wade is likely to step up as captain and could also open the innings.
The Australians have already lost spinner Ashton Agar (calf), opener David Warner (groin), all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (side) and Pat Cummins (rested) from this series.
India have some injury concerns of their own. Ravindra Jadeja (concussion) has been ruled out of the final two matches of the T20 series.
Jadeja was injured while batting when the ball shot up off his bat into his helmet, but also suffered a hamstring problem. He was substituted out of the match; leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal came in as his sub and produced a match-winning man of the match display with 3-25.
Bowler Shardul Thakur has been added to the India T20 squad as Jadeja’s replacement.
Read on for our free Australia v India tips ahead of their T20 clash in Sydney on Sunday, December 6.
Australia v India 2020 ODI, T20, Test series schedule, results
Australia v India ODI series
First ODI: Friday, November 27: Australia 6-374 (50 overs; Aaron Finch 114, Steven Smith 105, David Warner 69; Mohammed Shami 3-59) d India 8-308 (50 overs; Hardik Pandya 90, Shikhar Dhawan 74; Adam Zampa 4-54, Josh Hazlewood 3-55) at the SCG. Man of the match: Steven Smith.
Second ODI: Sunday, November 29: Australia 4-389 (50 overs; Steven Smith 104, David Warner 83; Mohammed Shami 1-73, Jasprit Bumrah 1-79, Hardik Pandya 1-24) d India 9-338 (50 overs; Virat Kohli 89, KL Rahul 76; Patrick Cummins 3-67) at the SCG. Man of the match: Steven Smith.
Third ODI: Wednesday, December 2: India 5-302 (50 overs; Hardik Pandya 92no, Ravindra Jadeja 66no; Ashton Agar 2-44) d Australia 289 (49.3 overs; Aaron Finch 75, Glenn Maxwell 59; Shardul Thakur 3-51) by 13 runs at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Man of the match: Hardik Pandya. Player of the series: Steven Smith.
Australia v India T20 series
First T20: Friday, December 4: India 7-161 (20 overs; KL Rahul 51, Ravindra Jadeja 44no; Moises Henriques 3-22) d Australia 7-150 (20 overs; Aaron Finch 35, D’Arcy Short 34, Moises Henriques 30; Yuzvendra Chahal 3-25, Thangarasu Natarajan 3-30) by 11 runs at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Man of the match: Yuzvendra Chahal.
Second T20: Sunday, December 6, SCG.
Third T20: Tuesday, December 8, SCG.
Australia v India Test series
First Test: December 17-21, Adelaide Oval (day-night).
Second Test: December 26-30, MCG.
Third Test: January 7-11, SCG.
Fourth Test: January 15-19, Gabba, Brisbane.
Australia v India cricket squads
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (vc), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner, Adam Zampa.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vc, wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Thangarasu Natarajan.
Australia v India 2nd T20 odds
Head to head odds: Australia $1.90, India $1.90
Man of the match betting:
$9 Virat Kohli
$10 Aaron Finch, D’Arcy Short
$11 Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Matthew Wade
$12 Steve Smith, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer
Top batsman Australia odds:
$3.75 Aaron Finch
$4.25 D’Arcy Short, Steve Smith
$4.50 Matthew Wade
$5.50 Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell
Top batsman India odds:
$3.75 Virat Kohli
$4 KL Rahul
$4.20 Shikhar Dhawan
$4.50 Sanju Samson
$5 Mayank Agarwal
$5.50 Shubman Gill
$5.50 Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya
Top bowler Australia odds:
$4 Josh Hazlewood
$4.33 Adam Zampa
$4.50 Mitchell Starc
$5 Andrew Tye
$5.50 Daniel Sams
Top bowler India odds:
$3.60 Jasprit Bumrah
$3.75 Yuzvendra Chahal
$4 Kuldeep Yadav
$4.33 Mohammed Shami
$5.50 Navdeep Saini
Australia v India betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Australia v India tips for Sunday’s second T20 International.
D’Arcy Short top-scorer for Australia
We tipped Short to top-score in the opening match for Australia and he missed out by a single run. We will stick with the left-hander for this second match as he was not his usual fluent self in game one and he should really appreciate being back on the fast and true SCG pitch. At his best Short is an incredible batsman in this form of the game.
Virat Kohli top-scorer for India
The great man has threatened but not quite delivered on this tour so far but he has a chance here to put Australia to the sword and seal the series with one of his masterful knocks. He’s a big-time performer and no surprise here if he cuts loose, with the Australian attack struggling for consistency.
Australia v India prediction 6/12/2020
Obviously before you even consider placing a bet on the outcome of this match, check the final teams as there could be significant changes. The loss of Finch for example would really be a problem for Australia as much of their limited-overs success is built around Finch and his long-time opening partner David Warner. If they are both missing it gives the Australian team a much different look. However, the Australians do relish playing at the SCG and there should be a fair crowd in. A capacity crowd will be allowed for Tuesday’s third and final match and we have our fingers crossed that it is a decider. Our final Australia v India prediction: Australia to win and level the series.
Australia v India lowdown
South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport 1 and 2. India: Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3, Sony Six. Live stream: SonyLiv. Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO. New Zealand: Sky Sport 2.
All of the top online betting sites will offer markets on cricket.
The game starts at 7.10pm local time (1.40pm India Standard Time) on December 6, 2020.
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