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AUSTRALIA v INDIA: Our cricket tipster The Edge previews Tuesday’s 3rd ODI between Australia v India with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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As predicted we are having a very high scoring series with all four innings thus far seeing over 300 runs! Australia have been in excellent form, scoring 374/6 in the 1st ODI and then increasing that to 389/4 in the 2nd. India also improved in the 2nd ODI, but they still lost by 51 runs after scoring 338/9. The conditions have been classic Australian conditions and while India might benefit from batting first, when you look at their batting line-up they really miss Rohit Sharma.

Himself and Kohli were the ones to play a massive match winning innings, the likes of which we have had from Steve Smith in both ODI’s and Aaron Finch in the 1st ODI. We move away from Sydney to the Manuka Oval in Canberra for the 3rd ODI and we should have pretty good batting conditions again here.

Both sides will know each other well at this stage and India will be keen to bat first given the first two ODI’s. The plan for India should be simple – try to take early wickets and try to get Smith out early. That is a classic “easier said than done” but it’s the only way they can seemingly win the game I feel. Australia look very strong, and with good batting conditions expected for most of the tour it’s their stronger batting that will keep winning games. For India, someone needs to step up in the middle order with a big innings – will we see that?


We haven’t had an ODI here since 2016, so there isn’t anything worth going off in that respect. Personally I would expect good batting conditions at the start of the Australian summer. We had two T20 Big Bash games here last season, where the team batting first scored 161/5 and 172/4. Actually an interesting topic that might come up in a pub quiz – the first Big Bash game got called off here because of smoke. We had massive bushfires in Australia that year, and it was the first game unable to complete because of smoke! Thankfully we should be ok for a game here, and I’d expect to see another 300+ score batting first. We probably won’t get up past 375 this time however!


I must say it’s very difficult to look past Australia here. They looked very strong coming into the tour, especially with India missing Rohit Sharma. Looking at the first two ODI’s, you have to say that Australia have been by far and away the best side. India haven’t embarrassed themselves and have played decent cricket – but it’s hard to see how their bowlers can win the game or keep Australia to lower than 300. Australia have moved slightly inwards in the betting given the first two games, but I believe they are still worth backing at 1.57.

The Edge Says:
Two points win Australia to beat India at 1.57 on BETDAQ Betting Exchange.

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The first two ODI’s have been 1.01 trains on BETDAQ Betting Exchange with only a few bumps along the road. With the lack of ODI cricket here I would definitely assess conditions at the start of the game to see what type of wicket we’re dealing with and what type of score we might get. You’d have to say the best in-play tactic would be the Australian trade if they bat first. The Indian bowlers don’t look good enough in the conditions to stop Australia getting a big score.

Ideally perhaps India could bat first and get a big score, trade odds on and then Australia chase it down with their stronger batting. That could also be a very profitable angle, but at the same time I wouldn’t be overly keen to support the Indian middle order. They have played OK, but nobody has gone on to get a big score. Pandya and Jadeja were in good form in the IPL however, and they can move the market with some late order hitting.

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