India V Australia ODI Series – Live Betting

The top two ranked one day international sides go head to head in India in a series that could potentially see a change at the top of the ICC ODI rankings.

India lead the rankings, and Australia are second. A 5-2 series win for the Aussies would see them acquire enough ranking points to take over top spot again.

The series starts on 10th October with a Twenty20, followed by (just the) seven 50 Over internationals.

Australian skipper Michael Clarke is out injured, meaning George Bailey will again lead the team in his absence. It is probably a series Australia could do without, as they will surely be focusing more on the upcoming Ashes.

Not only do India have home advantage, they are also the current 50 Over World Champions, and recently added to their collection by winning the last ever Champions Trophy beating England earlier in the year.

Given all that it’s not surprising that India start the series as clear favourites.

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Full Fixtures

10th Oct – India V Australia – Only T20 – Rajkot

13th Oct – India V Australia – 1st ODI – Pune

16th Oct – India V Australia – 2nd ODI – Jaipur

19th Oct – India V Australia – 3rd ODI – Mohali

23rd Oct – India V Australia – 4th ODI – Ranchi

26th Oct – India V Australia – 5th ODI – Cuttack

30th Oct – India V Australia – 6th ODI – Nagpur

2nd Nov – India V Australia – 7th ODI – Bangalore

Cricket Betting – India odds slashed after 1st Test win

After India’s 8 wicket victory of Australia in the 1st Test, the bookmakers have slashed the odds for an Indian series win in to 1/4 (more information about bookmakers in general can be found in this Sportsbook review).

The bookmakers also – unsurprisingly – have India as the firm favourites to win the 2nd Test, at a general price of between 5/6 and Even money.

It all started off so well for Australia, and from a neutral point of view I was enjoying what seemed to be a competitive Test match, that was until MS Dhoni got going.

I certainly didn’t see that innings coming from the Indian skipper, to be honest I didn’t think he had it in him given all the pressure and blame that was heaped on him after the England test series.

In fairness to Australia I don’t think they could have too many complaints about their 1st innings total. Ok, maybe they should have got to over 400, but 380 was a respectable total that they must have been happy with. It certainly had them well in the game.

They were also well in the game when India were 196/4, 372/7 and even at 406/8, it was only then that the match went away from them.

Moving on to the 2nd Test and looking at things from an Aussie point of view, I’m really not sure which way the wind is blowing.

One one hand I don’t think they should be too disheartened. They were just beaten by a great innings from Dhoni, and they won’t come up against that sort of innings every Test match. And England got thrashed in the 1st Test and look what happened after that.

On the other hand though, Australia had to rely yet again on a century from Michael Clarke, how long can he keep on carrying the batting? He has been brilliant over the last 12-18 months, but he needs some support (like Alastair Cook for England, their outstanding form won’t go on forever).

And where is that support going to come from? Mike Hussey has retired, Watson is good for a 40, is Phil Hughes going to cut it in India, (probably not in my view), and I can also see David Warner struggling out there.

Overall Australia didn’t do quite as badly as the result suggests, but I still feel they have a lot of questions to answer over the next few weeks.

From a cricket betting perspective, I think I will be waiting and watching how things go before I get involved. I know that is being a bit over cautious, but I don’t really see an obvious value bet at the moment.