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India vs Australia betting preview

MATCH INFO
India v Australia
Venue: The Oval, London, Sunday, June 9, 10.30am (British time)
Head to head odds: India $1.73; Australia $2.10
Last time they met: Australia 9-272 (50 overs) d India 237 (50 overs) in Delhi, March 13, 2019.


Australia and India will go toe-to-toe, in what is promising to be a modern-day ICC World Cup classic, at The Oval on Sunday.

The Aussies will be in a buoyant mood after a frightening Mitchell Starc rescued them from a tough spot against the resurgent West Indies, while India did just enough to keep struggling South Africa at bay in their tournament opener.

India has been installed a $1.73 favourite for the clash, while the Aussies are priced at $2.10.

Despite punters having limited exposure to India so far this tournament, they liked what they saw in the win over the Proteas, with bookies slicing the odds of an India tournament victory from around the $4.50 mark into $3.75 and second favourite.

The Aussies’ recent form against India is strong having defeated them in a five-match series earlier this year in India, but that was largely on the back of brilliant form from Usman Khawaja — the form that has abandoned him in England and Wales.

Despite this the positive return of former captain Steve Smith and David Warner from suspension has made the Aussies a serious contender to win the title.

This India v Australia betting preview will run you through betting options for match 14 of 48 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

India v Australia odds:

For full markets visit the William Hill website.

HEAD TO HEAD BETTING:
India $1.73, Australia $2.10
Prediction: Australia came from 2-0 down to beat India 3-2 in the ODI series in India. They are even stronger now with Smith and Warner back and Starc seemingly back to peak form. While this is just a match to savour and maybe not bet on the head to head market, we favour the Australians at $2.10 with
William Hill.

TOP RUN-SCORER BETTING:

India:
Top five in betting: Virat Kohli $3, Rohit Sharma $4, Shikhar Dhawan $5, Lokesh Rahul $5.50, MS Dhoni $8.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v South Africa: Rohit Sharma 122no
v Australia: Rohit Sharma 56
v Australia: Shikhar Dhawan 143
v Australia: Virat Kohli 123
v Australia: Virat Kohli 116

Australia:
Top five in betting: David Warner $3.75, Aaron Finch $4.33, Steve Smith $4.33, Usman Khawaja $5, Shaun Marsh $7.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v West Indies: Nathan Coulter-Nile 92
v Afghanistan: David Warner 89no
v Pakistan: Usman Khawaja 98
v Pakistan: Glenn Maxwell 98
v Pakistan: Aaron Finch 90

Top batter prediction: Australia were rescued from potential disaster against the West Indies by a blazing knock from Nathan Coulter-Nile, but first it was Steve Smith who steadied the ship with 73. He simply looked in a different class to his fellow batsmen so we will back him to have a big one at $4.33. For India Virat Kohli seldom make two sub-50 scores in a row so he is our man at $3, though you may well find enhanced odds at William Hill.

TOP WICKET-TAKER BETTING:

India:
Top five in betting: Jasprit Bumrah $3.50, Yuzvendra Chahal $4, Kuldeep Yadav $4.33, Bhuvneshwar Kumar $4.50, Mohammed Shami $4.50.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v South Africa: Yuzvendra Chahal 4-51
v Australia: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-48
v Australia: Jasprit Bumrah 3-63
v Australia: Kuldeep Yadav 3-64
v Australia: Kuldeep Yadav 3-54

Australia:
Top five in betting: Mitchell Starc $3.50, Pat Cummins $4, Adam Zampa $4.50, Kane Richardson $4.50, Nathan Coulter-Nile $5, Jason Behrendorff $5.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v West Indies: Mitchell Starc 5-46
v Afghanistan: Pat Cummins 3-40, Adam Zampa 3-60
v Pakistan: Jason Behrendorff 3-63
v Pakistan: Nathan Coulter-Nile 3-53
v Pakistan: Adam Zampa 4-43

Top bowler tip: We jumped on Mitchell Starc to be the leading wicket-taker against the Windies and he delivered in spades. He’s found a great rhythm and is bowling quickly and accurately with a touch of swing. No reason not to jump on him again at $3.50. When we look at the Indian team we can’t help but plump for Jasprit Bumrah. He just a wonderful bowler. Class is permanent.

WGL best bets: India v Australia

Each of our ICC World Cup betting previews will highlight some potential wins for punters, or where our cricket tipsters think there is value to be found.

Mitchell Starc top wicket-taker and Australia to win

Th bet is part of enhanced odds offering at William Hill and you can get $9 for this outcome.

Virat Kohli total runs

Over 41.5 with William Hill at $1.83. As we said he rarely fails twice in a row and seems to fare well against Australia regularly.

India v Australia prediction

While we are predicting Australia to defeat India in an upset on Sunday, we acknowledge that both teams have the firepower to win this match and the entire tournament. We think Sunday’s match will come down to the pace bowlers, with Australia’s notable struggles against Jaspar Bumrah set to be highlighted again. On the other hand the Indians may struggle against the pace barrage set to be thrown by Mitchell Starc (fresh off five wickets) and Patrick Cummins.

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