Australia v India 3rd Test – Betting Tips and Predictions
This is a mouthwatering clash at a crucial time in the series.
India made changes at the top of their order in the second Test and now Australia are doing the same.
While momentum is with the visitors, Australia’s formidable record at the SCG and their dominant display in the first Test puts them in the driving seat.
However, backing the draw might be a great bet in this outright market.
Rain showers are expected on most of the days. There will be still time for action but it is also worth considering the last time these two met at this venue in 2019 they also played out a hard-fought draw.
The price of 4.98 with 22Bet is far too big given the forecast, India’s ability to play spin and the fact the side batting first could chalk up a big total while not wanting to risk the defeat.
Pujara to Enjoy SCG Return
Cheteshwar Pujara may have struggled in the second Test but he will have happy memories of his last Test match at the SCG.
He made 193 in the drawn clash here in 2019 and can shine again. The 43 in the first innings of the first Test show we should take his failures in the second Test too seriously.
His price of 3.25 with bet365 for him to be India’s first innings top-scorer looks a good price.
Australia to Hit on Right Opening Pair
The openers for both teams have struggled this series. Mayank Agarwal hasn’t got going for India and he has had both Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw alongside him already.
The return from injury of Rohit Sharma is a plus but could mean more disruption.
However, Matthew Wade’s 30 and 40 in the second Test is a plus for the hosts. The return of David Warner would give them the edge in this department.
The alternative is the exciting Will Pucovski. While this adds some doubt, he is very capable of taking his opportunity.
Australia can be backed at 1.85 with 22Bet to have the top opening partnership.
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