Australia vs India Twenty20 Cricket Betting Tips 25-02-2019

Published: 21.02.2019
Australia get the chance to atone for a disappointing summer when they face India in a two-match Twenty20 series starting Sunday. The Aussies go into the series as rank underdogs, despite the fact that their players are in good shape following the Big Bash League.


Similar Squad, New Venue for Aussies

The Aussies head into this series with a similar squad to the one that lost 2-1 to India in this summer’s test series and drew 1-1 in an earlier T20 series. Pace bowler Mitch Starc has been ruled out with a pectoral injury he suffered in early February. All rounder Mitch Marsh and quicks Peter Siddle and Billy Stanlake have been dropped. Aaron Finch will captain the side, with Pat Cummins and Alex Carey as vice captains.

The first T20 international will take place at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. This will be only the second time the Australian national team plays at this venue. The Aussies’ first visit to Visakhapatnam was for a one-dayer in October 2010, which the Indians won by 5 wickets. Shaun Marsh is the only player in the current Aussie squad who played in that match.

India v Australia T20 Betting Tips

The Aussies go in as clear underdogs, with most bookies placing them around the 2.60-2.80 mark. The best value can be found in player bets. Unibet is paying 4.50 for D’Arcy Short to be Australia’s top scorer. These are good odds considering Short was the number one batsman in the recently ended Big Bash League.

No player scored a century in the three T20 internationals played between these countries in November. But that doesn’t mean nobody can score a century here. Bet365 is paying a generous 8.00 for anyone to raise the bat in Visakhapatnam.

D’Arcy Short and fellow big hitter Glenn Maxwell will both appear for the Aussies. It’s a good thing that Neds is paying 2.10 for Australia to score the most sixes.