England v India 1st Test – Betting Tips and Predictions
Our experts have cricket betting tips for this match. These include the latest odds and are based on the form of the players.
Back Burns for Top Batsman
England may have lost the series against World Test champions New Zealand but Rory Burns returned to form.
He had struggled in India but bounced back with a brilliant 132 in the first innings at Lord’s and 81 in the first innings at Edgbaston.
He struggled to follow up in the second-innings of those matches but still looks a good pick now he’s returned to home conditions.
If England do look to freshen up their openers, it will likely be Dom Sibley that makes way for Haseeb Hameed instead of Burns.
His price of 5.5 with 1xbet to be England’s top first-innings batsman looks a great bet.
KL Rahul is a Value Pick
The recent injury to Shubman Gill will offer an opportunity to someone else to come into the India side.
If selected, KL Rahul is great value in the top India first-innings batsman market.
He hit a century against a County select XI in the build-up to this fixture on the back of more big scores for Punjab Kings in the IPL.
He has been out of the Test reckoning for a while and looks to be battling with Abhimanyu Easwaran for a place in the side.
His price of 7.0 with 1xBet looks worth considering. You would get your stake back if he didn’t start the match.
Stuart Broad to be England’s Top Bowler
Stuart Broad has a great record at Trent Bridge. He is third in the all-time top wicket-takers at this ground and also plays here for Nottinghamshire.
He’ll know conditions well and took wickets when last in Test action against New Zealand at Edgbaston.
His price of 3.0 with 1xBet looks appealing.
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