It’s set to be a busy few months for the top players in the India team, in a year that culminates with the World T20 competition in Australia.
Having just competed five T20s and three 50 Over ODIs in New Zealand, Virat Kohli’s India now take the Kiwis on in a 2 match Test series. After that, they face South Africa in three ODIs back in India. Then the top players will embark on a 57 day long IPL competition.
Despite the heavy work load on the Indian team, they are 7/2 second favourites in the betting to lift the World T20 trophy in Australia later this year. You will find the best cricket betting sites in India on BettingGuide.com, where you can see how Kohli’s team fair in the betting.
There is no real surprise to see that hosts, Australia, are the favourites to win the World T20. They are currently a best price of 3/1.
On home soil, and in their own conditions, Australia are going to be a match for anyone. That said, they are beatable, and the likes of India, England, West Indies, New Zealand and Pakistan can all beat the Aussies on their day.
India Can Win In Australia
It’s not that long since India won in Australia, albeit in a Test series. Yes, Australia were without star players Smith and Warner after their roles in the sandpaper affair, when India won the Border–Gavaskar Trophy 2-1, back in 2018-19. But it did show the Aussies are beatable at home.
In a one off T20 match, anything is possible. India are also in the easier looking of the two groups, alongside England, South Africa, Afghanistan, and two qualifiers.
The top 2 qualify for the semi-finals. With Afghanistan and a South African team in turmoil in the group, both England and India will be expecting to come through.
Add to that the fact that the pitches are prepared at the behest of the ICC, rather than the home board, and India have a great chance of winning their second ever World T20 title.
Indian Premier League Betting 2020
Before that though, there is the small matter of the 2020 IPL competition.
This year’s tournament will be kicked off by the 2 teams who contested last year’s final. Defending Champions, Mumbai Indians will take on the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, on 29th March.
The competition then runs for a mammoth 57 days, with the final not played until the 24th May.
The betting for 2020 sees the bookies split between Mumbai Indians, and Hyderabad Sunrisers, both at 4/1. Chennai Super Kings are next at 5/1, in what is a close run 3 horse race.
What about Virat Kholi’s Royal Challengers Bangalore? What a story they are! They stank the place out with their early performances in last year’s competition. Then bizarrely after a late rally (when it was already too late), they only finished 1 point outside the top 4.
On paper, and under the leadership of Virat Kohli, they look a very strong outfit. It just never pans out that way though.
Will they finally come to the party and perform to their potential, or will they continue to flatter to deceive? Only time will tell.