England V India Cricket Betting Preview

Published: 14.08.2018

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3rd Test Match Result – England to win @ 8/15 (1.53) with BetEasy

England face India in the 3rd Test at Trent Bridge starting on Saturday, having opened up what looks to be a decisive 2-0 series lead after a resounding victory at Lord’s in the 2nd Test.

With India resoundingly beaten by an innings and 159 runs in the 2nd Test, the momentum is now firmly behind England and they will fancy their chances of clinching the series at Trent Bridge where they are traditionally strong.

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A lack of adequate preparation for a Test series looks to have proven costly for India, who came into the series ranked the number one Test team in the world, with their batsmen falling well short against the English pace attack.  In the two Tests to date, they’ve only mustered three partnerships of 50+ runs.

Unsurprisingly, England have named an unchanged squad for Trent Bridge, with Ben Stokes again left out with his trial for affray still ongoing.  The absence of Stokes now looks less of an issue after Chris Woakes, his replacement at Lord’s, was named man of the match after making 137 not out and taking 2-19 and 2-25.  There was also the small matter of James Anderson collecting a nine wicket haul at Lord’s.

All-rounder Moeen Ali and uncapped seam bowler Jamie Porter, both overlooked for the starting XI last week, retain their places in the 13-man squad, although it would seem highly likely that England will again be unchanged.

With so little time between the 2nd and 3rd Tests, there’s precious little that India can do to change things.  The left-hander Rishabh Pant looks likely to come into this side for his debut in place of the woefully out–of-form Dinesh Karthik and there could possibly be a recall for Shikhar Dhawan.  In addition, they will be banking on the fitness of their captain, Virat Kohli, who had a problem with back spasms at Lord’s.

Confidence levels in the two camps couldn’t be much further apart and with conditions again likely to favour the England bowling attack, it’s difficult to see past an England win at 8/15 (1.53) with BetEasy.

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