Australia v India 3rd T20 International: betting tips, prediction & odds
Welcome to our Australia v India betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for the third T20 International at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, December 8.
India sealed a 2-0 series win with a slashing display of power hitting from in-form all-rounder Hardik Pandya, with the Australian attack acutely feeling the absence of gun pace bowlers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.
All three of those players and opener David Warner (groin) will miss again, with the first Test at the Adelaide Oval looming next Thursday.
Australia may regain captain and opener Aaron Finch from a minor glute strain and he would give the team a much more formidable look.
Finch would likely push out D’Arcy Short, who again on Sunday was not his usual fluent self, while stand-in skipper Matthew Wade batted well as opener.
All-rounder Marcus Stoinis (side) is close to return.
India have got the job done without superstar bowler Jasprit Bumrah and his dangerous sidekick Mohammed Shami, with Thangarasu Natarajan proving a real handful for the Australians in the shortest format.
They are unlikely to make too many changes for the T20 finale, but will relish the prospect of a clean sweep on Australian soil.
Read on for our free Australia v India tips ahead of their T20 clash in Sydney on Tuesday, December 8.
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: Australia 5-194 (20 overs; Matthew Wade 58, Steven Smith 46; Thangarasu Natarajan 2-20) lost to India 4-195 (19.4 overs; Shikhar Dhawan 52, Hardik Pandya 42no) by six wickets at the SCG. Man of the match: Hardik Pandya
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 3rd T20 odds
Head to head odds: Australia $2.05, India $1.77
Man of the match betting:
$9 Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell
$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 Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson
$4.50 Andrew Tye, Sean Abbott
$5.50 Daniel Sams
Top bowler India odds:
$3.60 Yuzvendra Chahal
$4 Kuldeep Yadav
$4.33 Mohammed Shami, Thangarasu Natarajan
$5.50 Navdeep Saini
Australia v India betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Australia v India tips for Tuesday’s final T20 International.
Century scored in match at $7.50
The SCG has been a boon for batsman and while this is a rare outcome, it’s worth a small wager at good odds. It is usually one of the openers who has the chance to get to three figures. Think Finch, Dhawan, Rahul or even Kohli.
Virat Kohli man of the match
The Indian superstar has only this match and the first Test to leave his mark on this tour before he heads home for the birth of his child. Kohli has been good but not yet great and we are sure he will want to leave on a high. A wonderful player to watch.
Australia v India prediction 8/12/2020
India have been most impressive in the first two T20s They seem to have more firepower and while Australia’s spinners have performed well, the pace back-up has been ordinary. India’s lesser light bowlers have stepped up magnificently. If Finch plays, Australia are a chance. But India should prevail in a high-scoring contest. Our final Australia v India prediction: India by 10 runs/4 wickets.
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 8, 2020.
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