Australia v India 1st T20I – 04/12/2020

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December 04, 2020
Manuka Oval, Canberra
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Australia v India 1st T20I Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Predictions – 04/12/2020

The first of three mouthwatering T20Is between India and Australia gets underway in Canberra.

India will be looking to get off to a winning start, especially after suffering an ODI series defeat prior to this.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for this contest and where to get all the latest odds.

Australia v India 1st T20I Betting Tips
Best Bet Aaron Finch to hit over 0.5 sixes at 1.67 with bet365
Value Bet Virat Kohli to be India’s top batsman at 3.6 with 22Bet
Longshot Bet Washington Sundar to be India’s top bowler at 6.5 with 22Bet

Australia v India 1st T20I – Match Preview

India may have lost the ODI series but they did end it with victory in the final match. That will have given them a confidence boost heading into a series that promises to be a close battle.

India have had plenty of T20 practice in recent months due to the IPL and will be keen to take the fight to the Aussies from the off.

Where: Manuka Oval, Canberra

When: Friday, 4 December 2020

Start time: 13:40 IST (08:10 GMT)

Pitch conditions: This is just the second T20I fixture at this ground after Australia defeat Pakistan last year. However, the venue is used in the BBL and favoured the team batting first in last year’s tournament. It is often a decent batting track.

Weather conditions: The weather forecast suggests we are in for a dry and sunny day in Canberra. Rain or cloud cover are unlikely and temperatures will just under 30 degrees throughout.

Australia v India 1st T20I – Latest Odds

It is Australia that are made favourites to win the first T20I of the series. They can be backed at 1.73 with bet365 to edge this in home conditions.

India can be backed at 2.1 with the same betting site.

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Australia v India 1st T20I – Team News

India pace bowler Navdeep Saini is hoping to overcome a back injury to feature.

T Natarajan has come into the squad after spinner Varun Chakravarathy was also injured.

A big call for India will be who they choose to open with. Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul batted really well together in the IPL for KXIP but Shikhar Dhawan also shone for Delhi.

Hardick Pandya is available after a superb IPL and more big knocks in the recent ODIs.

Australia are without David Warner after he picked up a groin injury.

D’Arcy Short has been called up to replace Warner in the squad, while Marcus Stoinis will have to overcome a side strain to feature.

Pat Cummins isn’t included due to being rested for the following Test series.

Australia v India – Squads

Australia India
Aaron Finch (captain) Virat Kohli (captain)
Sean Abbott Shikhar Dhawan
Ashton Agar Mayank Agarwal
Alex Carey KL Rahul
Cameron Green Shreyas Iyer
Josh Hazlewood Manish Pandey
Moises Henriques Hardik Pandya
Marnus Labuschagne Sanju Samson
Glenn Maxwell Ravindra Jadeja
Daniel Sams Washington Sundar
Kane Richardson Yuzvendra Chahal
Steve Smith Jasprit Bumrah
Marcus Stoinis Mohammad Shami
Matthew Wade Navdeep Saini
Adam Zampa Deepak Chahar
Mitchell Starc T Natarajan

Australia v India 1st T20I – Betting Tips and Predictions

Australia have looked strong in the recent ODI series but India are more than capable of hitting back in style in this format.

Backing them to win here could be a decent bet at 2.1 with bet365.

However, those who do fancy them to come out on top in this match will be tempted by ComeOn offering 20/1 on India to beat Australia. It is a special offer being put in place for Indian customers for the remaining white-ball games Down Under.

Stakes on this are capped at ₹99 but the offer is on top of their usual 100% matched deposit, up to ₹10,000. Full T&Cs apply.

As well as the outright winner market, there are plenty of other markets to look at.

Finch to Hit a Six

Captain Aaron Finch struggled in the IPL but has relished being back in home conditions during the ODI series.

He is seeing the ball well and backing him to hit a six in this first T20I looks a good bet.

Finch is priced at 1.67 with bet365 to hit over 0.5 sixes in the match and comes into it after hitting six sixes in those three previous one-day clashes. Three of those came at this ground.

Kohli is Getting Back on Form

India skipper Virat Kohli had a mixed IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was brilliant at times but inconsistent at others.

However, he looked to be getting back on form during the previous ODIs, hitting 89 in the second match in Sydney before a well-worked and patient 63 at this ground in the third.

Now could be the time to start backing him to be India’s top batsman once again. His price of 3.4 with 22Bet does offer some value.

Back Sundar to Strike for India

Betting on Washington Sundar to be India’s top wicket-taker could prove to be a good outside bet if he gets picked to play.

There is a chance the RCB spinner will come into the team for this after not featuring in the ODI squad. Captain Kohli could also want him to get some game time before they head to the SCG for the second contest.

Spinners have done well at this ground before and he could be taken on by the Aussies. He had an impressive IPL campaign and it would be no surprise to see him do well here at a big price.

He can be backed at 6.5 with 22Bet to be India’s top bowler.

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The 1st T20I between Australia and India is set to start at 13:40 IST (08:10 GMT) on Friday, 4 December 2020.

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