Indian batsmen will score big again
T20 ENGLAND V INDIA Sunday, 2pm, Sky Sports
ENGLAND will want to finish the T20 series on a high with victory tomorrow but will have to contend with a dangerous Indian batting line-up who will be looking to inflict further punishment on the hosts’ bowling attack.
There seems little to go for in the outright result betting with England (10/11) and India (4/5) hardly producing enough returns to warrant a gamble.
The batsmen will be licking their lips at the short, straight boundaries in Bristol and if India can replicate Tuesday’s batting form then supporters may be running for cover from a bombardment of sixes.
The visitors smashed seven maximums in the series’ first match and odds of 5/6 for them to hit seven or more sixes at a batting friendly ground seems to represent a worthwhile bet.
Similarly, after India hit 15 fours in just 18.2 overs on Tuesday, a price of 5/6 for them to replicate or better this feat tomorrow offers a decent reward.
Although those tips may paint a worrying picture for England, the hosts will look towards Joe Root for inspiration in Bristol.
The 27-year-old had a disastrous display with the bat on Tuesday but his performance represented a minor blip in what has otherwise been a relatively impressive summer for England’s Test captain.
Root has batted well in his three previous limited over internationals at the Brightside Ground and a price of evens for him to score over 18.5 runs warrants consideration.
When casting an eye over England’s bowling attack, Adil Rashid looks to be the danger man.
The right-handed leg spinner has taken eight wickets in his three ODIs in Bristol and odds of 3/1 for him to be England’s top bowler tomorrow is a gamble worth taking.