Australia v India 1st ODI – 27/11/2020

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Australia v India 1st ODI Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Predictions – 27/11/2020

India begin their much-anticipated tour of Australia with this one-day clash in Sydney.

Both teams will be desperate to start with a win in a game that could also hold plenty of clues for clashes to come.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for this fixture.

Australia v India 1st ODI Betting Tips
Best Bet Virat Kohli to get under 38.5 runs at 1.83 with 1xBet
Value Bet KL Rahul to be India’s top batsman at 7.0 with 1xBet
Next Best Bet Marnus Labuschagne to be Australia’s top batsman at 5.5 with 1xBet

Australia v India 1st ODI – Match Preview

India will be looking for a repeat of their previous ODI series Down Under. They secured a 2-1 series win in 2018/19.

Interestingly, they had to bounce back from defeat in the opening clash, which also took place at this ground.

How the Indian batsmen handle the Aussie conditions and quicker surfaces will be key to success once again. The visitors will have to adapt quickly after facing very different pitches in the UAE for the IPL.

That said, the SCG’s spin-friendly surface could be a big plus for India at the start of this series.

Where: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

When: Friday, 27 November 2020

Start time: 09:10 (IST) 03:40 (GMT)

Pitch conditions: The pitch at the SCG has traditionally offered help to the spinners. Nine of the top 10 wicket-takers here are spin bowlers. There should be plenty for batsmen early in the innings though.

Weather conditions: The forecasts suggest there will be clear skies and sunny conditions for this clash. There is no rain expected and temperatures should be around 25 degrees.

Australia v India 1st ODI – Latest Odds

Australia are the favourites to start the series with victory in this fixture. They can be backed at 1.73 with bet365.

India are priced at 2.1 to get their tour off to the perfect start.

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Australia v India 1st ODI – Team News

Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the leading wicket-taker in India’s last ODI series in Australia but is missing this one through injury.

However, his disappointment has opened the door to Shardul Thakur. The right-arm medium pacer enjoyed a decent IPL with Chennai and could be handed the chance to impress.

Virat Kohli had a mixed IPL and will want to return to form quickly given his important role for the national side.

However, the form of other top-order batsmen could take the pressure off. KL Rahul heads to Australia after winning the top run-scorer orange cap in the IPL.

India could also look to use KXIP opener Mayank Agarwal given Rohit Sharma’s absence. Delhi’s Shikhar Dhawan is another pushing for inclusion at the top.

RCB’s Yuzvendra Chahal is likely to start and comes into this game after being the highest-placed spinner in the IPL’s wicket-taker list. The pace of teammate Navdeep Saini could also be key in Australia.

Australia should pair Aaron Finch and David Warner at the top once again.

It will be interesting to see if Steve Smith gets his place back in the side after sitting out the previous ODI series against England. Marcus Stoinis could be used higher up the order with Marnus Labuschagne anchoring.

All-rounder Moises Henriques has been recalled to this squad after injury to Mitchell Marsh.

Adam Zampa could keep his place after he impressed in the final two ODIs in England.

Australia v India – Squads

Australia India
Aaron Finch (captain) Virat Kohli (captain)
Sean Abbott Shikhar Dhawan
Ashton Agar Shubman Gill
Alex Carey KL Rahul
Pat Cummins Shreyas Iyer
Cameron Green Manish Pandey
Josh Hazlewood Hardik Pandya
Moises Henriques Mayank Agarwal
Marnus Labuschagne Ravindra Jadeja
Glenn Maxwell Yuzvendra Chahal
Daniel Sams Kuldeep Yadav
Kane Richardson Jasprit Bumrah
Steve Smith Mohammed Shami
Mitchell Starc Navdeep Saini
Marcus Stoinis Shardul Thakur
Matthew Wade
David Warner
Adam Zampa

Australia v India 1st ODI – Betting Tips and Predictions

This is an intriguing clash to start this ODI series and it’s understandable to see why Australia are favourites after winning five of their last seven ODIs held at this ground.

However, one of those defeats did come against India back in 2016 and it will certainly offer plenty for the visitors as well.

For that reason, it is India that make the most appeal at a price of 2.1 with bet365.

There are plenty of other markets to look at when trying to seek out the best bets for this fixture.

Back Against Captain Kohli

If Virat Kohli’s inconsistent form in the IPL wasn’t enough to put you off backing him in this, then his one-day record at the SCG should.

His last three ODIs at this ground have seen him get just 12 runs in three innings. That was one run in 2015, eight in 2016 and just three in 2019.

He fared better in the last T20I in Sydney with an unbeaten 61, but it is his record in the 50-over format that means taking him on could be a good bet.

Kohli is priced at 1.83 with 1xBet to get under 38.5 runs.

KL Rahul is Far Too Big in Top Batsman Market

Given Kolhi’s inconsistency here and the absence of Rohit Sharma, it means there is also value to be had in the India top batsman market.

Sharma’s record in Sydney is very good but he is being nursed back from injury with the Test series in mind.

It all means that Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul could all feature.

With Kohli heading the prices at 3.1, picking one of these three looks a good way to find value.

Agarwal hit 77 in a Test match here in January 2019 and has enjoyed an impressive IPL with KXIP. His price of 4.32 is tempting, as is Dhawan’s at 4.5.

That said, despite him batting lower down the order than those two, preference goes to KL Rahul.

Should India lose early wickets then he’ll be poised to get more runs. He could yet be pushed a little higher depending on other selection calls.

He is priced at 7.0 with 1xBet, which looks far too big for the man that landed the Indian Premier League’s top run-scorer Orange Cap just a few weeks ago.

Look to Labuschagne for the Aussies

Marnus Labuschagne was in fine form for Australia when they met England in an ODI series back in September.

While David Warner showed his ability in the IPL, the same can’t be said of fellow opener Aaron Finch. He struggled at RCB and lost his place to countryman Josh Philippe heading into the playoffs.

Marcus Stoinis is capable of doing damage if he remains higher up the order, but preference goes to Labuschagne.

He hit a half-century in his last ODI match at the SCG against New Zealand. That was followed by some good starts against England when he didn’t quite kick on – most notably his 48 in the second encounter.

He is priced at 5.5 with 1xBet to be Australia’s top batsman in this one.

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The 1st ODI between Australia and India will take place in Sydney on Friday, 27 November. It is due to start at 09:10 IST (03:40 GMT).

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